There's never a dull moment in the Lovehoney office, but this week has been especially exciting - between our little announcement and some heartwarming customer feedback, we've been kept busy.
But once again the weekend has rolled around, and as usual this Sunday we've scoured the best of the internet for your lazy morning reading pleasure.
We've brought you the regular mix of fascinating sexology articles and sex-related surveys, as well as a heads up on new Lovehoney products.
Sit down with a coffee (the stainless steel butt plug is optional) and enjoy Lovehoney's latest round up of sex news.
Photo featuring the nJoy Pure Butt Plug by ruffledsheets.
Here at Lovehoney, we love the number ten. In fact, it's probably our favourite number.
For one thing, we've just celebrated our 10th birthday. We had a big party here at Lovehoney HQ in June to celebrate a whole decade of promoting sexual happiness.
We love ten so much, it even plays a big part in our products. For example, Lovehoney's revolutionary oral sex simulator, the Sqweel 2, has ten silicone tongues. That's ten times the pleasure.
Likewise, the Lovehoney Remote Control Egg Vibrator has a grand total of ten vibrating functions to leave you a happy bunny, much like our top-rated 10 Speed Dream Bullet Vibrator.
So with that in mind, our weekly round up of sex news is brought to you by the number ten!
Your breath coming in short gasps, sweat running over your bare skin, your heart beating out of your chest as you urge yourself to go faster and faster…
Yep, this week we’ve been thinking about exercise (hey, what were YOU thinking of?). What with the Olympics and Paralympics done and dusted, here at the Lovehoney HQ we sense that the passion for fitness has died down somewhat.
Introducing, the Sexolympics! It may not have corporate sponsorship, a big venue in London or thousands of world class athletes, but it can be done from the comfort of your own home. So limber up and do your stretches, your training regime is about the begin.
This week we’ve been researching the link between fitness and sex to bring you the ultimate incentives to step your sex life up a gear. After all, burning 300 calories has never been more fun - and you don’t even need trainers.
Here at Lovehoney we take vibrators very seriously, so we’re understandably very excited about the release of “Hysteria” on Friday 21st September. We feel like we've been waiting an eternity for this film to come out in the UK and it's finally here!
Check out our List of Cinemas Showing 'Hysteria'.
Set in London in the early 1880s, this film takes place at a time when women were being treated for female 'hysteria' by receiving a pelvic massage from their doctors until their symptoms were relieved - that’s right, women had to go to the doctor to have an orgasm!
Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy, this movie follows the Dr. Mortimer Granville, who develops quite a fanbase due to his great talent for… massage. However, he soon realises that his hands can’t cope with the demand, so he invents a device that women can use in their own home - the earliest vibrator.
Read on for a brief history of hysteria and vibrators, and some more shocking historical tit bits…
It’s that time of the week again! Welcome to Lovehoney’s weekly round up of the best sex-related news on the web.
Erotica author Lily Harlem (winner of the first Lovehoney erotic fiction competition) has just released an exciting new novel called Good Cop, Bad Cop. This new book has been co-authored with the fabulous Natalie Dae and tells the tale of a lady caught between two lovers - both of whom want her cuffed and controlled.
Good Cop, Bad Cop is available to download for free on Amazon this weekend ONLY. Click here to get your free Kindle copy of Good Cop, Bad Cop today (if you're in the US, go here).
If you don't have a Kindle, check out this list of Kindle Apps - so you can still read it!
Here's what else is worth reading this weekend…
Welcome to our Week in Sex News - a round up of some of the most interesting stories about sex, sexuality and (of course) sex toys we've found this week, as well as some tit bits from Lovehoney.
Did you know that Chloe, the most popular name for a call girl, means 'fertility goddess'?
For more fascinating (and some sordid) research into call girl reviews, check out Dirty Words: A Probing Analysis of 5000 Call Girl Reviews and the follow-up article Life of a Call Girl: Fantasy vs Reality.
Jon Milward also tells us that a new, large-scale piece of research is due to land in the next few weeks on his blog, and it's going to be very juicy indeed: keep an eye out.
Here's what else we've been talking about this week…
Infographic by Jon Millward
Working with sex toys every day means strange and enlightening things pass ours desk regularly (the Jack Boot Spanking Paddle springs to mind) but at least once a day we'll see something that makes us exclaim "Well that's quite interesting…".
Bearing that in mind, we decided to round up the best writing on the web about sex, sexuality, relationships and, of course, sex toys for your enjoyment this dreary August Bank Holiday.
So grab a cup of coffee and a comfy seat and indulge in some lazy bank holiday reading (and viewing).
Here's what we've been talking about this week…
Photo by ruffledsheets.
Our Best Sex Survey asked you about the frequency and quality of sex you’ve had over your lifetime.
The results are in, and it’s good news if you’re approaching the big 3-0. On average, people had the best sex of their lives at the age of 30.
But that’s not the end of the story…
One of the best things about the new Lovehoney Happy Rabbit is that it's rechargeable. Instead of relying on batteries, it uses a mains charging motor that provides you with two hours of uninterrupted pleasure. There are so many benefits to using rechargeable toys, one of them being that they're far more environmentally friendly. Removing the battery pack the vibe not only lets you say goodbye to the cost and hassle of batteries, but it allows you to enjoy a cleaner, greener and more powerful sex toy.
If you make the decision to upgrade your old rabbit vibrator to one of Lovehoney's Happy Rabbits, you can do so discreetly, in a way that benefits both you and the enviornment. Use Rabbit Amnesty - the world's only environmentally friendly sex toy recycling scheme.
Unless you’ve been avoiding the internet, the TV and newspapers for the past couple of weeks, you’ll have heard some of the buzz surrounding the now mainstream erotic book Fifty Shades of Grey.
The first novel penned by E L James, a TV executive, wife and mother-of-two living in West London. The book was released in a small print run but became a near-overnight sensation as an E-book, topping the New York Times Bestsellers List. Even more amazingly, Focus Features and Universal Pictures have already bought up the movie rights and are seeking to bring the trilogy to the silver screen.
Originally penned as Twilight fan fiction, 50 Shades of Grey is the first in a trilogy of erotic books centering around Anastasia Steele (Ana), a sweet and chaste university student, and the gorgeous billionaire businessman, Christian Grey.
Ana’s gentle disposition gives way to her curiosity and unbridled lust for Christian as she begins to fall for him. Christian has some dark desires and only wants Ana if she’ll succcumb to them, on his terms. A passionate and forbidden affair ignites between them and what transpires is an emotional and physical journey that transforms them both.
During the course of this tense sexual thriller, you’ll follow their relationship in candid emotional and explicit physical detail, enjoying a rich and varied storyline resplendent with vivid depictions of their erotic adventuring. Intelligent, witty and incredibly sexy, this novel offers a unique insight into BDSM lifestyle and Dom/sub relationships and will be especially interesting for those whose partners don’t share their kinks.
Fifty Shades of Grey goes on general sale on the 13th of April, but you can order it from Lovehoney on pre-sale for £7.99 along with a free Lovehoney Whisper Bullet worth £9.99 - all delivered free!
And now we're very pleased to announce the Official 50 Shades of Grey Sex Toys- exclusively available online at Lovehoney