It’s one of those questions that come up during every World Cup and is thought about before a really important interview.Do you have loads of sex before to gear yourself up, or do you completely abstain and keep your eyes on the prize?
We’ve been running a poll here at Lovehoney asking whether or not you have sex before a big event.
The answer was an undeniable, YES!
Over 66% of you gear yourself up for a big event by having sex compared to just 33% who completely abstain.
Our new poll: “Have you ever experienced female ejaculation?” is now up and running on the blog. So get voting!
If you have something to say about female ejaculation (whether you’ve been trying to achieve it, have never experienced it, or have it all the time), we would love to hear from you on the Lovehoney forum's Have you ever experience female ejaculation? thread.
Thank you to everyone who voted on our last poll - we appreciate it!
Oxford University may have been four lengths ahead in this year's Boat Race, but Cambridge University is four times more sexy.
We have pitted the UK's two foremost prestigious Universities, renowned more for their brains than their sexiness, against one another in a bid to find out who spends less time in the library, and more time in the bedroom!
Whilst Oxford University won the Boat Race, Cambridge University students would certainly win the horizontal marathon, buying four times more sex toys than Oxford students.
Amongst the most popular products bought by Cambridge's seemingly rather affluent students are luxury vibrators, such as the Lelo Liv Luxury Rechargeable Vibrator. Oxford students lived up to their bookish reputations, spending 2.3 times the national average on erotic books. The romantically inclined Oxford students spend 2.2 times the national average on sex toys for couples, perhaps indicating their more considerate, sharing nature.
This is not the first time Oxbridge has been linked to more saucy activities. Popular blog Sex at Oxbridge follows the expoits of an unidentified Oxbridge student, as she battles her way through the minefield that is the student dating scene. Judging by our research, we'd be willing to bet she's a Cambridge student!
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.
"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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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!