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  1. Ann Widdecombe Snubs BlueBella at Women of Worth Awards 2011

    BlueBella have hit the headlines in both the Daily Mail and Daily Express today after CEO Emily Bendell was snubbed by Ann Widdecombe at the Women Of Worth Awards, 2011.

    Bendell was due to be presented the Small Business of the Year Award by Ann Widdecombe, who was guest of honour at the annual ceremony, celebrating women's contribution to business.

    After seeing a short film outlining Bendell's lingerie and lovestuff business, Widdecombe swiftly declined to present the award to her, leaving her standing until one of the organisers quickly stepped in.

    emily-award"It was a real surprise to me that it happened at an event that was meant to celebrate the success of women. It certainly took the shine out of the day for me," said Bendell. "Ann is a great proponent of women getting ahead by their own merits so I would have hoped that she would have recognised my acheivements."

    Ann eventually agreed to have a photo taken with Emily, off-stage, and without the award.

    View Lovehoney's collection of BlueBellalingerie and BlueBella sexy costumes.

    Over the past few weeks, Lovehoney HQ has been inundated with gorgeous new lingerie lines, and amongst it there's been a huge amount of crotchless lingerie. From crotchless tights and bodystockings to crotchless knickers, every manner of easy, breezy underwear has been piling up on our desks and demanding attention. But what exactly is it that makes a crotchless thong so enticing? And is crotchless underwear actually sexy?

    Unable to make up our minds, Hella Rouge and I put a poll on the blog, asking Is Crotchless Underwear a Turn On?

    Rabbit vibrators are generally considered to be toys purely for use by woman. With their vibrating ears and rotating shaft, they're ideally designed to stimulate the clitoris and G-spot. But would those delicious ears work well on the male anatomy? And what about that romping, rotating shaft?

    Now, we get rabbit vibrator reviews fairly often from men reporting on how well their chosen gift had gone down with their partner, but this week it was all about the men going solo with a rabbit vibrator. The topic even spilled over into the Lovehoney Forum, with a member starting the thread Any guys used a Rabbit?

    Whether you're a man looking to buy a rabbit or a woman thinking about experimenting with your partner, read on to find out what our reviewers say in their sex toy reviews about what the rabbit vibrator can do for a man.

    Brook Announce Sponsored Walk Through London

    On February 12th 2011 Brook.org.uk will be holding a sponsored 10k walk through central London to raise funding to maintain their services and fund new projects.

    Brook is a registered charity and has 40 years experience of providing professional advice through specially trained doctors, nurses, counsellors, outreach and information workers to over 200,000 young people each year. Promoting a healthy and positive view of sex, sexuality and relationships to under 25's throughout the UK and offering support via their website, telephone and text helplines and walk-in centres nationwide, Brook is an invaluable service to thousands of young people in need of support and advice.

    The walk will take fundraisers through London with stops at key points for education, entertainment, media and retail, starting at Speaker's Corner and ending at The Brook Centre in Southwark.

    If you're interested in taking part in the walk contact Jessica Burnett at Brook on 020 7284 6057 or email events@brook.org.uk for further information.

    An avid sex toys reviewer, masterandslave has just written her 100th review. "It’s only been during my time on the Lovehoney Forum that I have begun to write reviews regularly. In doing so I have discovered an enjoyment for writing about items I feel passionately about."

    With her new found-passion for writing we asked masterandslave, a straight female who has been with her other half for nearly 10 years, to tell us all about her sex toy collection.

    Masterandslave sex toy box

    Sex toys have a lot to answer for; they have helped spice things up, but they have also helped my partner and I to discover new pleasures that are just impossible to achieve with the human body. Toys for me have never been a replacement for my other half, but something we use together to explore pleasure further. Even when used on our own they then become a stepping-stone when we have been frustrated, waiting to see each other again! The world of sex toys also encompasses sexual comfort. Whilst going au naturale does have its perks it's also an uncomfortable truth for me. I have never had an orgasm without using some form of lubricant, and without this assistance things are just too painful and never enjoyable.

    Wearing lingerie probably.

    London Fetish Weekend 2010 - A First-Time Fetish Club Experience

    October is my favourite time of year. Aside from the joys of Halloween, which I think is better than Christmas, I also look forward to my annual voyage to London Fetish Weekend. Arguably the biggest event in the UK fetish calendar, it's an opportunity to pull out all of the stops and go sexually wild as our fair capital embraces everything BDSM for three days and nights of kink. But this year I didn't take my usual role as a model. Instead I was on a mission for Lovehoney. Armed with a pen and paper and a top scene photographer, I documented a vanilla couple's first tentative steps into the Bacchic world of the London fetish scene.

    From pre-club jitters to end of night epiphanies, read on to discover first hand what my vanilla couple thought of their first fetish scene experience.

    Your Sexiest Vampire!

    This Halloween we're pitting the vampires against the werewolves in the sexy supernatural stakes, with the first round of voting for sexiest vampire now closed.

    It was a close call, with a respectable fight from David Boreanaz and Robert Pattinson, but winning out for the sexy vamps was Kate Beckinsale.

    From Monday 18th October (today), you can vote for the sexiest werewolf on the poll and in the ultimate showdown on Monday 25th October, we'll pit the winning sexiest vampire against the sexiest werewolf - just in time for a Halloween showdown.

    Who will be your supernatural sex champion? You decide!

    With their bloodlust and animal passions, vampires and werewolves are two smoulderingly sexy supernatural species. But which is the hottest - vampire or werewolf? We decided that this Halloween we should let you decide…

    From Monday 11th October, you can vote for the sexiest vampire on the poll (it's up on the right -->)

    From Monday 18th October, you can vote for the sexiest werewolf on the poll.

    And in the ultimate showdown, we'll pit the winning sexiest vampire against the sexiest werewolf in the week leading up to Halloween.

    Who will be your supernatural sex champion? You decide!

    A thread was started on the Lovehoney Forumasking what people thought about to help them orgasm, and we thought we'd throw the question open on the blog's poll (on the right hand side of the blog). Who do you fantasise about most to help you climax?

    We had 300 responses and the results are as follows:

    Real-life partner (past or present) 45.61%, Real-life person (not your partner) 31.76%, Nameless faceless stranger 19.26%, Specific porn star 3.38%.

    So it seems that real people are the fantasy for the majority of people who voted in the poll. Is this the same for you, or do you like to fantasise about completely made up people?

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