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.
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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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Happy New Year and welcome to 2013! We felt this Toy with me Tuesday was a great time to remind everyone of the Rabbit Amnesty - Lovehoney's sex toy recycling scheme. It's an easy concept: send us your old sex toys, and we recycle them, give you Oh! Points and make a donation to the World Land Trust on your behalf. Happy bunnies all round!
As we bid a fond farewell to 2012, we’ve been looking ahead, consulting with Lovehoney's Head Buyer Bonny Hall, Analyst Matthew Curry and Sex and Relationship Expert Tracey Cox to try and predict what the coming year might have in store for our sex lives.
I'ts not just Fifty Shades that’s changed our bedroom habits and sex toy purchases over the past year.
Distinct trends have formed thanks to our consumer-savvy ways and new technological developments, and that’s raised the bar for 2013 and what we expect from our bedroom accessories.
From materials to mechanisms, shapes to stimulation settings, here are our top sex toy predictions for 2013…
2012 has been an exciting year in the world of sex.
From the explosion of bedroom bondage, courtesy of Fifty Shades of Grey, to Magic Wand vibrators, here at Lovehoney we've noticed lots of new trends this year.
Before we welcome 2013, we've decided to give a look back at the noticeable trends this past year.
To help you ring in the new year, we're giving away a set of Lovehoney Magic Love Rings to one reader.
Simply comment below for your chance to win this selection box of bedroom-boosting love rings!
Read on for a recap of the top toy trends of 2012, and keep an eye on the blog in the coming days for Lovehoney's 2013 predictions…
Merry Christmas (and Merry Toy with me Tuesday) from everyone here at Lovehoney!
If you're a member of the Lovehoney Forum, keep an eye out for that special thread and don't forget to download your FREE Lovehoney ebooks today from Amazon (full details below)!
The big day is almost here, and everyone at Lovehoney wants to wish you a very happy Christmas.
Once all the last-minute shopping and gift-wrapping is done, it's time to relax with a glass of mulled wine and a good book in front of an open fire.
That's why Lovehoney have decided to give our customers some free sexy reading material over the festive period.
Regular readers of this blog know that we love giving away prizes on Sunday, but this week, as a thank you for your continued support this year, we're offering two ebooks to everyone!
These Lovehoney erotic ebooks feature 20 erotic stories from our customers and professional authors like Kay Jaybee, Justine Elyot and Lily Harlem.
DownloadTake Your Partner andThe Intimate Stranger for free until December 25th!
But hurry, these books are only free until the end of Christmas day - so break out your new e-Reader and download them now!
Read on for our pick of the best of erotica articles from around the web.
For several years I had been planning a literary novel inspired by my time as a professional dominatrix, a moonlighting I had undertaken to help fund several unpaid media internships. During this time, I had also found myself embroiled in a deleterious BDSM love affair, which almost threatened to ‘unmake’ me.
Then Fifty Shades broke its fervid wave upon popular literature’s shore, and suddenly the market craved erotica.
After writing a small piece for Stylist magazine on sexual submission, I was approached, more or less overnight by Hodder & Stoughton, to write a real-life sex memoir chronicling my time as a professional domme and a personal submissive. I signed the contract, and six weeks later, I had spun out 90,000 words, some filthy, some funny, most cathartic, for I was still mourning the loss of the most exquisite and kinky sex I had ever had.
From using a strap-on on a man, to being spanked to orgasm, Bound to You is the only new erotic book out there exploring the trajectory from dominator to dominated, both psychologically and physically.
In this scene, Nichi finally gets her dominant due. The night before, Nichi and Sebastian sleep together for the first time; desperately, passionately, but not kinkily. But the next morning, Sebastian gives Nichi what she has been craving.
Guest blog by Nichi Hodgson
Earlier this year we ran an Erotic Story Competition, and you have been eagerly waiting to read the winning stories. We are please to announce that Take Your Partner and The Intimate Stranger are now available to download.
Each collection contains a selection of the winning stories, alongside stories by published authors including Justine Elyot, Kay Jaybee and Lily Harlem (who won Lovehoney's very first erotic story competition!).
Available to download in the Kindle Store for FREE from 21st-25th December
If you liked the romantic storytelling of Fifty Shades of Grey, you'll love Take Your Partner. If you prefer your erotica to involve more than two people or more risque situations, check out The Intimate Stranger.
Or, up until Christmas Day, you download both for free and decide which you prefer!
If you don't have a Kindle, check out this list of Kindle Apps - you can still read the ebooks on your computer or devices.