So the other week I talked about how sex could be used as a way to help you lose weight (great for those new year's resolutions), now we've got the flip side of that idea - exercise that helps you get in shape for sex. Maybe it doesn't seem as immediately satisfying (heh), but the long term effects can be pretty incredible.
Improving your cardiovascular strength and getting super-flexible helps you to achieve what I call TV Sex - all that hot and steamy action that you have before only seen on TV or in the movies is now possible in your own bedroom (or… elsewhere).
Best exercises? Bikram yoga, running, boxingand dancing. Each have their own purpose, but the overall effect will be to increase your endurance, your flexibility, and your muscle control. And dancing has the added benefit of helping you develop rhythm.
Take a moment and think how that might be beneficial. I'll wait.
Now… ready to get started on your workout? It's good to have the proper motivation in mind…
Everyone's favourite electric toothbrush attachment, the Tingle Tip Clitoral Stimulator, has been voted Best Sex Toy in DIVA magazine's Readers' Awards 2008.
The readers of Europe's biggest-selling lesbian magazine clearly love its unobtrusive style – you can openly leave it in the bathroom – and the fact that it delivers orgasmic vibrations straight from your electric toothbrush, of course!
And it's not only DIVA readers who love the Tingle Tip. Here's what Lovehoney reviewer leonine had to say about it:
"I'd read about this product in Cosmo where it was given 9 out of 10. As I have an Oral-B brush, I thought I'd try it out and like the other reviewer I was eager to try it as this is my first sex toy. It's exactly as described. I was worried how the pink disc would feel but it's incredibly smooth and vibrates side to side. I'm not exaggerating when I say I came in 2 minutes and then again. My first multiple! It's a brilliant stimulator."
Now one thing I did not know is that the divorce rates for January are higher than any other - 50 per cent more, in fact, than any other month. January 7th - TODAY - is the busiest day of the year for matrimonial lawyers, according to the Metro. While most of us are resolving to eat more fruit, or walk more, or finally stop smoking, there are a lot of couples out there resolving to clear their houses out of unwanted spouses.
New York newspaper The Village Voice has rounded up the Best and Worst of Sex 2007 and we're delighted to say that Lovehoney gets not one but two mentions.
Like Fortune magazine, The Voice has a chortle at our Oral B Toothbrush Vibrator hilarity, listing it at the "Best Perversion of a Common Household Appliance".
And they give the thumbs-up to our Rabbit Amnesty as the Greenest Recycling Program. It's still going if you want us to recycle your old rabbit!
Check out the Best and Worst of Sex 2007 for more.
To be perfectly honest, we didn't ever expect Lovehoney to be mentioned in the august pages of Fortune magazine, so we were overjoyed to be featured (for the right reasons) in their 101 Dumbest Moments in Business.
Actually, it's Proctor and Gamble that we've got to thank - specifically their humourless and over-the-top 66-page response to our statement that sex toys like the Tingle Tip can turn an Oral B electric toothbrush into a sex toy.
"Improper use of the trade marks BRAUN and Oral B in this manner is misleading to the public and could potentially result in injury," they said from behind their ash-grey faces.
Still fun: Proctor and Gamble gives toothbush sex toys the brush-off
What's the one thing you can pretty much count on for New Year's Eve? No, I don't mean bad telly and painful conversations with your auntie about what resolutions you're making this year - the great thing about New Year's is it is the one night of the year where pretty much everyone can go home with someone, if they want to. People will be feeling jolly, perhaps having an adult beverage or two, and wanting to really knock the old year out with a bang before bringing the new one in (there is a reason the old wisdom advises you to start the new year the way you want it to go on).
Alright, so I may have over-indulged over the holidays by a cookie or so. Maybe by a few packages of cookies. Or a few cakes. One or a dozen mince pies. But with the parties and the jolly Christmas markets, what else could I do? And now comes the inevitable - the New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight For Serious, This Time.
So as I was drearily plodding my way through various diet plans and exercise tapes (are they serious by putting out a WAGs tape, do you think? Because that seems like insanity to me), I found the best thing ever.
Sex. As. Exercise.
Over on msnbc.com's sex channel, they are discussing whether or not "special" sex should be saved for just the Christmas season. You can read the full answer here, but the question that prompted it all is:
Q: Is it normal for my husband to withhold a certain way of making love that really truly works for me? He knows it's my favourite, but he told me once that it is only for special occasions. I feel I am so sexually deprived. Most of the time it's all I think about, right down to having affairs in my head.
"Sex toys aren't exactly like real life, are they?" Jordan opines in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. "They're as cold as anything. They should make them heated, bring out a new heated range."
Well Katie, you'll be surprised and delighted to learn that you can heat up your sex toys. And we reckon you'll love the Miss Pink Classic Large Dildo 7.5 Inch, one of the finest porcelain dildos on the market. How do you heat it? Simply pop it in some warm water until it reaches the temperature you demand – the porcelain feels just like skin when it's warm.
And if the £179.99 price tag is too rich for your blood, Jordan - it probably isn't - then take a look at our tremendous range of glass dildos, which you can heat up till your heart's content.
Until the high-def streaming movie revolution arrives down my fat pipe, like many people I've resorted to renting DVDs by post. I used to be with Lovefilm but switched allegiance to Blockbuster after they offered a 3-month free trial and I found they had more top titles in stock more often.
The Blockbuster site isn't great, but does a decent job of letting customers know what the new releases are so they can be added to the wish-list with a couple of clicks.
In the New By Week section linked from the home page, Blockbuster says "You can browse all DVDs released over the last twelve weeks. Check out our Pick for each week or find out more with our weekly editorials. Sweet!"
Sweet indeeed! This week, in between recommendations for Transformers, Heroes - Season 1 and Modern Jazz Quartets, there's a slew of titles that start "XXX Hardcore".
What on Planet Blockbuster could they be all about?