A curious spike in the sales of sex swings left staff here at Lovehoney HQ scratching their heads. What could possibly be the cause of a run on sex swings? Are they kinky Valentine's gifts? Or a novel way to keep warm in the cold snap that's got the country all-of-a shiver?
After a little research, our answer came in the shape of Channel 4's Desperate Housewives. It turns out, Bree Van de Kamp's enterprising daughter Danielle was creating sex swings at home (though Bree was under the impression it was some sort of exercise equipment).
But forget the antics on Wisteria Lane, it's what's going on in bedrooms up and down Britain that's really got everyone at Lovehoney in a spin…
In my time at Lovehoney I’ve seen every type of rabbit vibrator - curvy ones, straight ones, dolphin-shaped ones, spiky ones, huge ones, slimline ones and everything-in-between ones. It’s very rarely that a rabbit vibe pops up that creates a genuine buzz of intrigue at LH HQ, but this week’s Awesome Sex Toy of the Week, the Bedroom Kandi Happiness & Joy Music-Activated Rabbit Vibrator (£60.00), is definitely an exception.
I'm betting you’ll soon find yourself with a slight sex toy crush as well.
So why is this rabbit vibrator is so foot-stampingly amazing? It's sleek and smooth, fully rechargeable and (this is the really amazing part) it dances rhythmically in time with your favourite music, playing its good vibrations in time to your tunes…
Happy National Flirt Day! It's the day that thoughts turn to Valentine's Day - and snaring that perfect hot date.
So what's the best way to impress a date? Tracey Cox, author of Pocket Superflirt (£5.99), says there is no such thing as a failproof chat up line.
"There is no chat up line that's going to work in every situation! Just start a conversation with something that's appropriate to the situation you're in. And if you do have something extraordinary to say, save it for about five minutes in. We're too busy looking, not listening in those first 60 seconds. Deciding if we fancy someone and getting clues about them from their posture, clothes and body language…"
"You're better off worrying about your body language and whether you're standing nice and tall, smiling and making eye contact than you are what's coming out of your mouth."
Check out the brand new Tracey Cox Official Facebook Page for more of Tracey's insights into relationships, and her best hints and tips.
Wow! February already? Where does the time go? Valentine’s Day is coming fast (oi oi!) and we hope you’re getting ready to lavish love on your partner and yourself.
If you entered this month’s Model of the Month competition, Valentine’s Day might be coming early for you in the form of £100 to spend at Lovehoney or 2,000 Oh! Points for the runners up.
We were once again duly impressed by the standard of entries this month but there was one photo which really stood out.
Congratulations to Edieloves, as we’ve chosen this edgy shot showcasing the Passion Anat Wet Look Mini Dress as January’s Model of the Month winner.
It reminded us of glossy fashion editorials and it’s clear that a lot of effort has gone into styling, posing and composition for this shot and we simply adore the look and the feel of the photo.
Great work, we hope you enjoy your £100 spending spree on Lovehoney.
We’ve chosen three runners up this month who’ll each receive a 2,000 Oh! Points credit on their account.
Write a sex toy review for Lovehoney and you could be in with a chance to win a whopping £100 to spend on whatever you like!
Each month we also choose a selection of highly commended reviews and reward them each with a whopping 2,000 Lovehoney Oh! Points to spend as they wish, or perhaps save up to spend on a luxury sex toy.
Review of the Month
Our winning review this month is straight-to-the-point, reassuring and full of sexual happiness.
"It has a way of making you feel so intimate with each other. I think it's the face to face contact that you cannot obtain with a lot of other toys on the market…
It's a thumbs up for me. I really can't fault it. It's definitely changed my sex life for the better, and has given me and my partner so many memorable orgasms."
Read the full review by beebum.
Read on to find out who was highly commended and earned points this month, and make sure you write a sex toy review to be in the running next month…
Valentine’s day is simple enough in principle. Flowers, chocolates and some expensive wine and you have it all wrapped up. Far from seeing Valentine’s day as a contrived labour one has to follow through with in order to prove their love, I see it as a chance to strengthen the emotional and physical bond you have with a partner. With that in mind, all things pink, red and fluffy are never going to be my idea of the perfect Valentine’s gift, although the thought is always appreciated.
February 14th is supposed to be the most romantic and intimate day of the year for you and your partner, so think carefully before you proudly march home with your garage bouquet and chocolate box. After all it’s not just your partner you’re depriving of the true meaning of Valentine’s day, its rewards are there to be reaped for both of you.
Instead of worrying about buying a gift for your partner, why not focus on giving them an experience? Even on a limited budget you can create the ideal Valentine’s Day package that not only shows your love, it demonstrates it in a hands-on way.
This week's Awesome Sex Toy is being replaced by a romantic experience that’s also fun. I’d like to present to enquiring minds the Shunga Oriental Body Slide Erotic Massage Gels (£10.00).
Since its launch just before Christmas, the We-Vibe 3 has become one of the most wishlisted items on Lovehoney.
With a remote control and 40% more power, it's no surprise that this cleverly engineered little vibe is now one of the most-wanted Valentine's gifts for couples.
So how do you do you feel about winning a We-Vibe 3 Remote Control Couple's Vibrator worth £80.00 to make your Valentine's night one to remember?
Entering the competition is easy and you can boost your chances of winning by getting multiple entries - liking the Lovehoney Facebook page is worth 5 entries alone!
The competition will close on the 13th February - giving us just enough time to send it to you for Valentine's Day.
Read the full post to find out how you can enter.
If you love sex and you love bacon, why not combine the two with J&D's Baconlube? This delicious oral sex treat is both vegan-friendly and water-based making it suitable for all kinds of sexy play including with all of your toys, during sex and foreplay.
This week's Lovehoney TV video is all about the awesomeness of this bacon flavoured lube. We've created our very own commercial homage to Baconlube and another well-known advert:
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If you couldn't already tell, we love the sweet, bacony taste of this water-based delight. It's only available from Lovehoney in the UK - and it's for a limited time only!
I’ve had several questions recently about the use of Viagra. One was from a lady in her mid-60s, with her husband in his early 70s. They still enjoy a fulfilling sex life, but he now needs a little help – but she feared their doctor would say they’re too old for Viagra.
Most people consider keeping your socks on during sex to be the ultimate passion-killer, but a study from a Dutch university begs to differ.
While aiming to find out what happens in the brain during orgasm, researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands inadvertently discovered that keeping the tootsies toasty had a positive impact on the subjects' ability to reach climax.
When the couples were given socks to wear, about 80% of the couples were able to achieve orgasm compared with 50% previously.
Anything that boosts orgasm potential gets our vote - but keep it sexy though, with a pair of stockings instead.