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.
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?
If like us you went to see Fifty Shades Darker for kinky inspiration (don't be shy, that's exactly why you went) then chances are you left the cinema with more than just leftover popcorn!
With an array of luxury sex toys to keep us fixated on the screen (as well as boobs, bums and heart-thumping sex scenes, of course) we were left more than a bit intrigued by what we'd just seen.
And just like your favourite member of a boy band, those who've seen the film all have a toy which they simply can't stop thinking about. (#DatSpreaderBarTho.)
So which one left you yearning for more? The silver balls? The spreader bar? Or those amaaazing masks?
Below, I've picked out my top 3 sex scenes from the Fifty Shades Darker movie and listed which toys you'll need to recreate authentic Christian and Ana roleplay at home.
Comment below and tell us which toy got your attention!
The makers of the Eva Hands-Free USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator have been profiled in US Marie Claire this month.
Discussing how their company Dame Products was founded, Janet Lieberman and Alexandra Fine shout about the importance of clitoral stimulation and how they came up with the Eva. It's an inspiring story….
Eva is a hands-free, strap-free, USB-powered couple's vibrator designed to be worn during intercourse to add sweet clitoral sensations. Eva's wings nestle under the labia for non-intrusive yet secure positioning.
This little love bug nestles snugly over the clitoris, with a central barrel to the back ensuring it reaches your pearl. Press the button on the front to cycle through Eva's 3 speed settings to enjoy perfect control as you play.
To read the full article click here
Today kicks off the start of Men's Health Week: seven whole days devoted to raising awareness of male health issues around the world.
But, guys, you'll be pleased to know it's not all about wheatgrass shots and multivitamins. There's a much more enjoyable way to improve your wellbeing:
Bashing the bishop, five-knuckle shuffle, beating the meat - however you like to refer to it, masturbation has been proven time and again to have many health benefits that go far beyond a way to fill time between episodes of Game of Thrones.
Chances are, you won't need much persuading, but if you're looking to justify that jerk-off session, just read on for six awesome perks to pole-polishing you may not have considered before.
Back in November, you may remember us asking for your votes in the UK Lingerie Awards. We were nominated as the country's Favourite Lingerie Retailer, but we needed the votes of our loyal Lovehonians to win.
And, guess what? WE WON!
Thanks to you guys, we beat off stiff competition (phrasing) from the likes of Debenhams, Agent Provocateur, and Victoria's Secret to come out top as the most popular seller of sexy smalls in the country. Not too shabby.
You'll also be pleased to hear that, as massive as 2015 was, 2016 is going to be even bigger, with lots of ultra-exciting new products coming up to keep you lovely people looking fabulous in (and out) of the bedroom.
So a HUGE, 'Thank you' to every one of you who voted - we quite literally couldn't have done it without you.
As you can probably imagine, working for an online sex toy retailer (and the biggest in the UK, I might add) comes with some pretty interesting job responsibilities.
Between practicing orgasm faces with colleagues, deciding whether something is actually NSFW for other workplaces and writing 'To Do' lists that would make even Masters & Johnson blush, we still have a little time left for other fun (totally work related) things.
You may have noticed that Bondage Boutique has recently undergone a makeover and is now speckled with lots of lovely new images and a pair of brand spanking new models - literally!
Most of the the time, when you see photos of bondage gear it's a shot of the product on its own, which can make it hard to visualise the kit actually being used.
Alternatively, when bondage product images involve a model, they very often end up super pornographic. *Sigh*
So we were given the challenge to re-shoot our top-selling Bondage Boutique products on models without making it look like Lovehoney were branching out into 'adult DVDs', and with nothing to go on except our own (brilliant!) ideas.
The shoot lasted 3 days and, as Lovehoney's resident bondage expert, I was on hand to make sure each product was photographed in its best light, accurately, and that the models felt comfortable and safe.
To give you a little insight into my job and the general goings on at LHHQ, I've compiled some of my favourite behind the scenes outtakes for you to enjoy…
Thought the bestselling Fleshlight couldn't get any better? Think again!
The new Fleshlight Go is a redesigned version of the classic male masturbator that's more discreet and more compact than ever before.
A new, more compact size make the Fleshlight Go easier to store and pack away for trips and overnight adventures.
Measuring up 17% smaller than the classic Fleshlight, this mini version still delivers on pleasure with a divine textured canal made with super lifelike SuperSkin material.
With a realistic vagina opening and lifelike bumps and ridges to stimulate your length, the Fleshlight Go Surge Realistic Vagina Masturbator is a great starter sex toy for men on the move.
Find out more about Fleshlights below, and pick up your Fleshlight Go Surge exclusively from Lovehoney today.
Lovehoney's Design a Sex Toy is back! Are you an engineer, graphic designer, inventor or even just a kinky doodler? Could your revolutionary idea bring endless orgasms to the masses or have you come up with a cunning take on a classic?
Send us your sex toy idea and you could see your dreams turned into reality.
There are three categories you can enter: Sex Toys for Men, Sex Toys for Women and Sex Toys for Couples. You can enter one idea per category, which means you have three chances to win.
The winner of each category will receive £1,000 and the Judges' Pick will receive an extra £2,000, making it a grand total of £5,000 prize money.
But that's not all - the overall winner will also have the chance to have their design made into a real sex toy and earn royalties in the future.
***This competition is now closed. Winners will be contacted soon. Good luck!***
Are you ready for more? A smouldering still of Jamie Dornan trying on a black satin mask has just been released, which can only mean one thing - dates for Fifty Shades Darker AND Fifty Shades Freed have been announced, and we can barely contain our excitement…
The movie still depicts a scene from the iconic Fifty Shades Darker masquerade ball, and it looks every bit as sexy as we'd imagined.
Universal Pictures have confirmed that Fifty Shades Darker will be released on 10th February 2017, followed swiftly by Fifty Shades Freed on 9th February 2018.
We're excited to learn that Niall Leonard, E L James' husband is writing up the screenplay, whilst Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are expected to return to their roles as Anastasia and Christian.
Filming is due to start early next year - so watch this space for more sexy stills and news.