Happy Sunday! This week began with the exciting news that people who practice BDSM tend to have higher levels of wellbeing than those who don't.
To celebrate this exciting revelation, we're encouraging you to start living a healthier lifestyle with our range of bondage gear, whips and floggers, and wrist and ankle restraints.
We're giving you the chance to win a luxury bondage bundle, featuring the Tease Me Satin Wrist Restraints (worth £10.00), Tease Me Soft Satin Blackout Blindfold (worth £10.00), Tease Me Satin Heart Riding Crop (worth £12.00) and Tease Me Satin Position Ties Restraints (worth £10.00).
That's a total of £69 (well, £69.96 to be precise!) of luxury bedroom bondage equipment.
To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below before 5pm on Friday, June 21st to be automatically entered. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email, so be sure to enter an email address that gets checked regularly.
Read on for more information on the health benefits of BDSM, plus more bondage news from around the web.
Between Kegel exercises and female orgasm boosters, our Sunday blogs have been quite female orientated recently.
To remedy this, this week we're celebrating masculinity with a semen-themed blog (yes, really!) and super TENGA giveaway.
Whether you have a semen fetish or a biological interest in reproduction, read on for weird and wonderful articles from all over the web, and be in with a chance to win.
We're giving away a limited edition TENGA Soft Tube Cup Masturbator! For your chance to win this very special Onacup (left), simply comment below before June 14th to be automatically entered to the competition. Best of luck!
Read on to discover the top semen-related stories from around the web…
June has finally arrived, and with it comes the news that a female version of viagra may soon be hitting the shelves.
While the male equivalent has a proven track record, there are many other ways for women to increase their arousal, without resorting to prescription pills.
Our Better Sex For Her section has plenty of Orgasm Boosters to increase her pleasure during sex.
With over 100 reviews, the mint-infused Bombshell Balm (left) is a firm Lovehoney favourite. In a quirky tin that wouldn't look out of place in your make-up bag, this smooth balm can be applied directly to the clitoris before sex to arouse and stimulate.
To supercharge your orgasm, this week we're giving away 3 Pin Ups Bombshell Orgasm Balms (worth £8.99 each) to readers. Just comment below before June 7th to be automatically entered.
Below, we've gathered up the best in sex news from around the web for your Sunday morning reading pleasure…
We've all heard the age old notion that sex is more pleasurable when you're in love.
While scientists and psychologists debate the connection between love and sex, experts agree that climax is reached more easily when you're around someone you trust.
Do you think sex is more pleasurable when you're in a committed relationship? Or do you find orgasms equally pleasurable with any partner?
To help you make up your mind, we're giving away a luxury Lelo Tiani Couples Vibrator (left) to one lucky reader.Simply comment below before May 24th to be in with a chance to win.
This remote controlled vibrator slips inside the woman's body to pleasure her internally and externally while he gets added sensation during sex.
Read on for the best reads about love and sex from the experts, which may help you see sex in a new way.
The fashionistas have spoken - sexy sheer clothing is the hot trend for Spring/Summer 2013.
That's right, what lingerie lovers have been sporting for years has finally made it into the mainstream fashion world, with couture designers like Moschino and Alberta Ferretti featuring sexy sheer pieces in their latest shows.
It's not difficult to see why sheer clothing has such an appeal. There's something so overtly erotic about a sheer-through dress that it's become a bedroom staple.
But the trend has finally extended to the catwalk and high street. That begs the question - would you ever wear sheer clothing in public?
To celebrate this sexy new trend, we're giving away aDreamgirl Black Diamond Butterfly Lace Bodystocking (worth £8.00) to one lucky winner.Available in regular and queen sizes, this stretchy sheer catsuit is sure to impress your lover. Simply comment below before May 17th to enter.
Read on for the latest on this sexy fashion trend.
It's no secret that here at Lovehoney, we're BIG fans of the G-spot.
We even have an entire section devoted to G-spot Vibrators - sex toys that are specially curved and shaped to seek out the elusive G-spot and make achieving G-spot pleasure a whole lot easier.
But it must be said that the G-spot can be controversial.
Located 1-3 inches into the vagina, it can be a tricky spot to locate and stimulate, but there are plenty of techniques and toys you can use to make things easier.
To help you discover the joys of G-spot play, we're giving away a Lovehoney 10 Function G-Whizz Silicone Vibrator (worth £10.00) to one lucky reader!
Simply comment below before May 10th to be in with a chance to win.
Read on for the best G-spot tips from around the web.
It's no secret that virtual sex has become massively more popular in recent years.
Whether it's phone sex, cybersex or even sexting, it's never been easier to use technology for sexual satisfaction.
More people have access to an internet connection and a webcam than ever before, and dating websites have become the new normal.
The past year has seen sex toys get much more high-tech, too. From the Hello Touch to our very own Flash Vibrator, we've noticed a new wave of futuristic pleasure objects.
We're giving away a Lovehoney Flash USB Rechargeable Mini Vibrator (£17.99) to one lucky winner. Simply comment below before May 3rd to be in with a chance to win.
This high-tech, ultra-discreet vibrator looks just like a flash drive when it's charging on your computer.
As usual, we've scoured the best of the web for your Sunday morning viewing pleasure. Read on to find out more about virtual sex…
Today is a very special day - it's our 11th birthday!
This has been a big year for Lovehoney - we released the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection, created the world's most discreet vibrator and sold over 2 million insertable inches!
To celebrate 11 years of award-winning service, we're giving away a £25 Lovehoney Gift Voucher to one lucky reader! Not only that, but five runners up get a Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator.
To be in with a chance to win, simply comment below with a birthday message especially for Lovehoney.
Write us a poem, entertain us with your favourite Lovehoney moment or tell us how you're celebrating to be in with a chance to win.
We'll be picking our favourite comment on Friday, April 26th so you have an extra week to get creative.
Has the secret to sexual happiness been unlocked - and is it all in our heads?
A new study has shown that when it comes to sex, we're happy when we we're keeping up with the Joneses and even happier if we think we're having MORE SEX than our peers.
Tim Wadsworth, associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder says, "Having more sex makes us happy, but thinking that we are having more sex than other people makes us even happier."
The results of Wadsworth's study of how sexual frequency corresponds with happiness noted:
- Respondents who reported having sex at least two to three times a month were 33 percent more likely to report a higher level of happiness than those who reported having no sex during the previous 12 months.
- Those reporting a once-weekly frequency were 44 percent more likely to report a higher level of happiness.
- Those reporting having sex two to three times a week are 55 percent more likely to report a higher level of happiness.
- If members of a peer group are having sex two to three times a month but believe their peers are on a once-weekly schedule, their probability of reporting a higher level of happiness falls by about 14 percent
So while matching our peers (and bettering them) makes us feel happier, it would appear to be a dicey game. The fact we're social creatures and engage in social comparison often leaves us feeling lacking. As Wadsworth says, “We’re usually not looking down and therefore thinking of ourselves as better off, but we’re usually looking up and therefore feeling insufficient and inadequate.”
What do you think? Is it quality over quantity? Do you feel happier if you think you're having a better sex life than your friends? Are you one of the rare few who don't let comparisons with other people influence your happiness?
Everyone has a sexual fantasy.
Whether it's sleeping with a celebrity, having sex outdoors or exploring your kinky side, we all find ourselves thinking "What if?" at times.
The great thing about fantasies is that you're in charge - you decide the setting, the characters and the choregraphy.
But are fantasies ever as good in the flesh?
The new book by sexpert Tracey Cox explores common sexual fantasies, and what happens when they're made a reality.
We're giving away 5 signed copies of Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True by Tracey Cox (worth £6.00). Simply comment below before April 19th to be in with a chance to win.
Read on below for the best fantasy-related articles from around the web.