Everybody stared at me. It’s what people do when you’re different. I was a wheelchair user, and as I turned 18, I wanted the staring to be for something other than my wheelchair. So I took to punk, in ripped stockings, red hair, blonde hair… hair of multi-coloured styles. Stare on, I declared to the world. I’m here to shock!
But this occasion presented me with a new twist.
I’d left the record shop, clutching a precious 12", and a woman, gawping at me, bent down with a huge grin.
‘I have to ask. Can you… do it?’
My face flushed as red as my hair.
She persisted into my silence. ‘You know, sex. What with your er … situation.’
‘**** off,’ I said with my best punk sneer, and she had the nerve to tell me off for rudeness before stomping off. But inside a mixture of anger and despair made me want to slink into a corner with my Sex Pistols LP.
Guest blog by Penny Pepper
When we first laid eyes on the Fashionistas Feather Bunny Tail Butt Plug we felt it was so exquistely pretty that it wouldn't look out of place on a dressing table. When we set up this photo, it seemed like this product was created just for Toy with me Tuesday!
As usual, we've rounded up the best of the web for your viewing pleasure this Sunday.
Pour yourself a hot coffee and have a lazy Sunday morning in with the week's best online sex writing.
This week we're taking a look at new lingerie, morning sex and getting fit the fun way.
You also have the chance to win a sexy prize in our weekly giveaway.
To help you live a sexier life, we're giving away 3 packs of Durex Love Ultra Thin Condoms (worth £7.99).
Simply comment below before January 18th to enter.
Photo featuring the nJoy Pure Butt Plug by ruffledsheets.
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This luxury Valentine's prize is worth over £150 and contains everything you could possibly desire for a sensual night in, whether you choose to involve a partner or not!
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How does an evening of comedy from the best and brightest in stand up for just £25 sound? And what about if you could also get a happy glow knowing you're supporting a good cause?
Following the success of last year's inaugral comedy-sex fusion, Lovehoney is proud to be supporting Sex Appeal Two: Come Again. The hilarious charity evening held at London's Bloomsbury Theatre on Friday 18 January is back for round two, and it's bigger than ever.
Sex Appeal Two: Come Again Friday 18th January, 7pm-11pm, Bloomsbury Theatre, London - £25.
Hosted by Al Murray (The Pub Landlord), Sex Appeal II will include performances from top comedians:
Mitch Benn, Richard Herring, Robin Ince, Shappi Khorsandi, Josie Long, Ben Miller, Joanna Neary, Kate Smurthwaite, Ava Vidal, Catie Wilkins, Doc Brown, Jenny Eclair, Festival of the Spoken Nerd (Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker).
Raising money for sexual health charity Brook, a night of giggles adds up to providing support and advice about sexual health to young people. Everybody wins!
When we set this photo up, Jen (our photographer) didn't notice at first what the sexy item was. The tube of Stroke 29 goes almost entirely unnoticed in the bathroom cabinet…
Happy new year! 2012 certainly was an eventful year for Lovehoney and we’re looking forward to making 2013 even more spectacular. Now that the final remnants of the new years hangover have finally let go of their death grip, we’re looking forward to getting cracking on with a brand spanking new year.
If you’re still working on your new year’s resolutions, take some inspiration from the Lovehoney community: What's Your New Year Resolution. Taking time off from Twitter, learning to cook and having more sex are among the resolutions made by our members, but how about resolving to look and feel sexier in 2013?
We’ve been truly inspired by the sexy photos uploaded throughout December and we’ve chosen Zombiecpl as our last Model of the Month winner for 2012 with this red-hot photo showing off the Leg Avenue Diamond Net Mini Dress.
Zombiecpl wins £100 to spend with us at Lovehoney and you could too. All you have to do is upload a photo showcasing a Lovehoney product between now and January 31st 2013 to be in with a chance of winning.
If you write a sex toy review for Lovehoney, you could be in with a chance to win a tasty £100 to spend on whatever you like!
Review of the Month
Clearly an excitable sort, eee! was making some strange noises after discovering the Tracey Cox Supersex Limited Edition Bullet Vibrator. We loved this review - helpful whether it's your first or 10th bullet (to use the reviewer's words!).
"Genuine sound I made after usage. Seriously, where has this little gem been all my life?… It's a fantastic little bullet. Regardless if this would be your first or 10th bullet, I think this is suitable for everyone."
Read the full review by eee!
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. Read on to find out who the runners up were…
After the madness of Christmas, 2013 is finally here.
The new year is a time for reflection, so we've been looking back at the 2012's Top Sex Trends.
Between Fifty Shades of Grey and nipple-mania, 2012 was the year of sex.
If you like to be ahead of the pack, check out our 2013 Sex Predictions for what to look out for the in the coming year.
Start 2013 in style by nabbing something in the Lovehoney Sale - but hurry, there's not much time left to grab a bargain!
To help you beat the January blues, we're giving away a luxury Je Joue FiFi vibrator (worth £89.99). Simply comment below before January 11th to enter.
Read on below for the best of sex writing from across the web, and don't forget to comment to be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize.
Wondering how to last longer in bed? If you're after prolonged pleasure, a delay cream or spray could help you.
Delay sprays for men gently numb the penis and reduce sensitivity. This slight reduction in sensation may let you hold back from climax for longer, and could result in longer-lasting sexual pleasure, both alone and with a lover.
If the worry of achieving orgasm too early on during your lovemaking is affecting the sex you have with your partner, then choosing a good delay spray or cream could be the answer, as it can help to alleviate anxiety around premature ejaculation.
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