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    Even if your book club tends to finish more bottles of wine than books, at some point there's probably been a page-turner none of you have wanted to put down.

    But we bet your book club is nothing like the one in the upcoming movie of the same name...

    Starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda, Book Club follows a group of friends whose lives are totally transformed while reading E L James's erotic phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey.

    To celebrate the release of the film, we asked you to indulge in some Red Room-inspired revelry of your own (with the help of a few sexy toys and accessories from our official Fifty Shades range) then tell us all about it.

    And it turns out you had plenty to say! Here are a few highlights from your thwack-by-thwack accounts.

    Book Club opens in UK cinemas today.

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    Not only is April 21st Lovehoney's 16th Birthday, it's also Sexual Happiness Day, a celebration of the billions of benefits of amazing sex!

    16 years ago, we sold our very first sex toy (it was a rabbit vibrator, in case you're curious), and ever since then we've done our darndest to fill your sex lives with pleasure, experimentation and, most importantly, more fun than you can shake a suction cup dildo at.

    Like all good birthdays, we're making ours last a whole week, which means amazing offers on bestselling sex toys every single day.

    And if that wasn't enough, here are 7 ways to put a sexy spring in your step this week.

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    Ever gazed at your favourite vibrator and wondered what generous genius dreamt up its magical shape and amazing orgasm-giving powers?

    Where would we be without our favourite setting, the speed we know will skyrocket us to orgasm, and the toy we keep on standby by our bedside?

    From its very basic beginnings in Joseph Granville's doctor's surgery, to the flashy, bells-and-whistles varieties we now know and love, no sex toy has a more colourful history than the wand vibrator.

    We've delved into our X-rated history book to bring you the edited highlights. Enjoy!

    Celebrate St Skeletor's Day

    For those of you that dread the coming of February 14th, you can now breathe a sigh of relief that Valentine's Day is over and done for another year.

    But did you know that February 15th is the day of another momentous celebration?

    That's right. The day after Valentine's Day - Anti-Valentine's Day, Singles Appreciation Day or whatever you know it as - is a day to celebrate perhaps the most beloved villain of the 1980s: Skeletor.

    Yep. You read that right. St Skeletor's Day is an actual thing.

    But how do you commemorate such an event, the Lovehoney way? Well, we have picked out a couple of top toys to get you off to the right start. Foiling He-Man is up to you, though.

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    Whether you read them each in one sitting or skipped straight to the naughty bits, few erotic books have made as much of an impact as the Fifty Shades of Grey series.

    Did you bite your lip in solidarity with Ana when she first encountered Christian in his Seattle office?

    Maybe you aspire to have your very own Red Room, just like the mercurial billionaire.

    Millions of people around the world have followed the erotic adventures of Ana Steele and Christian Grey over the last 6 years – and many of them have picked up a few tips along the way.

    With the new film out right now, we thought we'd share the 8 things we've learnt from the Fifty Shades books.

    Don't forget to let us know yours in the comments below!

    Fifty Shades Freed

    Finally: Fifty Shades Freed has been released in cinemas! Woohoo!

    The third film based on E L James' best-selling erotic novels that brought BDSM to the masses, it stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele and Christian Grey as they take the next step in their relationship.

    For those who've seen Fifty Shades Darker, you'll hopefully know what we mean by that. For those who haven't well, quite frankly, what are you playing at?

    Fans of the franchise have eagerly anticipated the cinematic interpretation of Fifty Shades Freed, with its even more intense storyline and super-steamy sex scenes - and, let us tell you, it doesn't disappoint!

    So - in the name of research, of course - we sat through two torturous hours of topless Jamie Dornan Dakota Johnson and goosebump-making sex scenes to pick out which sex toys you can use to recreate Freed at home.

    You're so welcome.

    The Head Board

    Whether it's sex, Valentine's Day, or the announcement of some big Lovehoney news, we're all about the build-up here at Lovehoney.

    So we thought we'd tease you with a little preview of some exciting new developments that we've got in the pipeline.

    *drum roll please*

    We've teamed up with a collection of amazing sex and relationships experts from across the globe to form The Head Board, a panel of pleasure pros who are here to answer YOUR sex-related questions.

    Now, we can't say who they are just yet, but these fabulous wonder writers will be covering all sexual happiness topics, from body confidence and disability, to foreplay and phone sex.

    Each month, one of them will be tackling a real-life question from a Lovehoney customer right here on the Lovehoney blog - and the first post will be coming very soon!

    Got a burning sex-based query you just can't find the answer to? Email us at theheadboard@lovehoney.co.uk for the chance to have your questions answered by the team.

    It may not be Black Friday until November 24th, but at Lovehoney, we've decided to spoil you with TWO ENTIRE WEEKS of mega savings.

    Our bonkers (or should that be bonkingly good) discounts are only available for a limited time, so if you see it's on offer today, make sure that you snap it up, because it might not be here tomorrow.

    But if you want to catch the greatest Black Friday deals before they're all gone, don't worry - our sales spies have had a sneak peek at what's to come, and whipped up this handy cheat sheet that shows not only our best offers, but when you can grab them.

    Check back every day this week for even more jaw-dropping price cuts.

    5 Sex Toys To Try (Now You're Not Living At Home)

    Moving out of home is a huge step. You leave creature comforts behind and take on many new responsibilities.

    You learn that electricity is not free, water is not free, Netflix is not free. Essentially, once you move out, life is about discovering that more and more things are not free.

    But along with these adult responsibilities, there are several massive perks. One such perk is that you can now buy any type of sex toy you desire.

    This is because no one in your shared house will go in your room while you are out, pick up your dirty clothes, hoover under your bed and come face to face with a massive dildo.

    I've put together a list of the best sex toys to try now that you have flown the nest. My criteria for selecting these was: if a family member found this, could you talk your way out of it?

    If the answer was "not a chance", it went on my list.

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    We’ve only gone and done it again! Lovehoney came out trumps in Good Housekeeping magazine’s influential Tried & Tested sex toy survey, with a whopping three toys in the top six vibrators line up.

    Drumroll please for… the top-rated Lovehoney toys Tracey Cox’s Supersex Rabbit Ears Clitoral Vibrator and Lovehoney Desire Luxury Remote Control Knicker Vibrator, both scoring 75/100. Last year's winner, Lovehoney's Desire Clitoral Vibrator, was one of the most popular toys for the second year running - in sixth place with a rating of 74/100.

    Known to be the most vigorous testing of sex toys by the mainstream media, only the very best products get the highest marks. Read on and take a look at the stellar line up. Now where's that bottle of fizz?

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