Something very peculiar is going on in Denmark - "In what took locals by surprise, the national symbol of Denmark, the Little Mermaid sculpture perched on a rock overlooking the Copenhagen port, was splattered with green paint by vandals and adorned with a dildo, according to local police.
Investigators have "no leads on the perpetrators of the act … which took place early on Wednesday," he adds.The vandals scrawled "8 marts" across the rock on which the Little Mermaid sits, marking the date in Danish of International Women's Day which was celebrated around the world on Wednesday." [Read the full story at All Headline News]
Obviously Lovehoney doesn't condone such rum behaviour towards national monuments, but we're left scratching our heads as to what the point of it was. Some sort of feminist protest? A dildo liberation front action? Most odd.
Reuters: Mexico is deploying an army of inflatable sex dolls dressed as office executives in a head-turning publicity campaign against workplace harassment of women in the famously macho country.
Timed to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday, the advertisements show sex dolls with staring eyes and gaping red mouths dressed in suits and sitting at computers.
"No woman should be treated like an object. Sexual harassment is degrading and it's a crime," says a voice-over at the end of a television ad, which shows a man walking past one of the dolls and casually stroking her shoulder." [Read the full story]
The Inflatable Hen Hat is the latest addition to our huge collection of Hen Night goodies which can make sure you give her a send off she'll remember for the rest of her life! This Hat is a mini party pack all on its own - besides the daft Hat itself, there's 5 silly signs, a veil, an L-plate, a condom, a Hens On Tour balloon, Access All Areas lubricant (!) and 5 metres of ribbon.
If you're looking for other Hen Night stuff, we've got a ton of amazing Hen Night party gear over at our sister site Hen Night HQ. We've also got a free Hen Night Planner and Online Invitation Sender to help you get it all organised as well as buy the Hen Night goodies you need.
Currently getting a lot of attention in the international press is the new sex toy vending machines that Tabooboo have installed in pubs in London. The bright pink vending machines have proved a big hit with customers, offering novelty sex toys for people to have a laugh with during their big night out.
ShortNews.com reports: "The pink Tabooboo vending machines that sell sex toys are a new trend for London bars & nightclubs. Nightclub owner Geoff Todd stated, "Some buy the toys because they are a novelty, some do it for a laugh, some buy them as presents. It's been a great success." The machines have also began to appear in health clubs, salons, and retail stores. he machines carry 11 different sex toys and have an average cost of 5 pounds (euro 7.30, US$8.80) each. [Read the full story]
It was only a couple of weeks ago we mentioned the Dutch vibrator vending machines which were launched over a year ago. Clearly it's a whole new craze that's going to sweep Europe. Lovehoney can provide sex toy vending joy too - buy something from our website and it will be discreetly delivered through the slot in your door straight away!
All Headline News: "A man and woman were cited Friday in connection with a bizarre incident that resulted in a fake penis being microwaved at a convenience store last week.
According to the Pittsburgh Gazette, Leslye Creighton, 41, of Wilkinsburg and Vincent Bostic, 31, of Pittsburgh were both cited for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in the incident at the Get Go! gasoline and convenience store in McKeesport, about 10 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Bostic had filled a fake penis with his urine that Creighton, a friend, planned to use to pass a drug test she was taking to get a job.
Creighton asked a store clerk to microwave the device so the urine inside would be body-temperature and fool those giving the drug test."
No one has still quite got to the bottom of they chose a fake penis as a receptacle for the urine. There's a sort of logic to it… but fake penises aren't cheap. Just look at our Penis Extensions section - it would be a waste to put them in the micowave when tupperware would clearly suffice.
We were talking about Lovehoney's growing collection of luxury sex toys the other day - and it's clearly a market that's only going to get bigger. There's a great article in the San Francisco Chronicle about Jimmyjane, a new company in the States making luxury sex toys and proving to be a big hit with discerning customers.
Consider Jimmyjane's signature product, A Little Something, a cigar-size noise-free vibrator that in its 24k Little Gold top-selling incarnation gives the phrase "silence is golden" a whole new meaning. Little Gold is gorgeous - an object that, when held, makes one gasp not just with sexual portent, but with appreciation for its flawless design. If Antiques Roadshow is around in 100 years, appraisers will cluck over Great Grandma's special edition Little Gold.
Should the $250 Little Gold strike a shopper as a little gaudy (it is, a Jimmyjane staffer concedes, a bit J.Lo), there are other options. Upscale, the more Grace Kelley-esque $400 Little Platinum gleams with understated elegance; downscale, in the rocker chick/Angelina Jolie aesthetic, the more industrial looking Little Steel retails for $195. For those willing to pay more for laser engraving on Little Steel: Consider the birds and bees version, bedecked with hummingbirds and bees trundling toward a flower with a prominent stamen, or the vanitas version, etched with skulls and butterflies in homage to paintings of 17th century Northern Europe that meditated on the fleeting nature of life's pleasures including, perhaps, la petite mort.
Coo. Maybe we should get some of these so people on the other side of the pond can enjoy them as well.
We're all about what's good for body and mind - and chocolate usually comes top of the list. Now there's a complete chocolate treatment to smooth away the stresses of modern living. All Headline News is reporting that the newest must-have spa treatment sweeping Britain is "chocotherapy cocoa mixed with black pepper and Madagascan carnation cloves. Made from the finest cocoa powder in Ecuador, the chocolate mousse contains a high concentration of anti-oxidants, which do all sorts of wonderful life-enhancing things for the skin."
Coo. We're betting it's not cheap. Buying your own Hitachi Magic Wand personal massager and one of our delicious sexy chocolate treats might be less cash and longer lasting too! We've got Sin Tin Sexy Chocolates, Gourmet Chocolate Massage Oil and, of course, the now iconic Chocolate Willy.
Well, sort of. Total Film magazine reports that
"Tea Leoni and David Duchovny must have nothing to talk about when they get home. Because they seem to work together an awful lot.
Their latest joint project is Funlady, the true-life story of single mom Linda Brewer, an Arkansas woman struggling to raise her daughters. But here’s the twist - to raise money, she started selling sex toys out of her car. Writer Susan Brightbill will pen the script."
Clearly this was before the days of the internet when you can just get your sex toys delivered straight to your door. But we're curious to see how well this goes down at the cinema if it gets made - as it were.
Alternet carries an interesting article from Liz Langley about her time working at our USA friends Good Vibrations, a adult toy shop in Orlando, Florida.
I expected entertainment (finding film titles like "Dawson's Crack"), but I hadn't anticipated seeing sales associates who really helped their customers in that meaningful way normally associated with teachers or doctors.
"That's why we work here. To make the world a better place," says Jo-El Schult, an assistant manager and SESA (sex educator sales associate) at the Good Vibrations retail store in Berkeley, Calif.
If Schult's assertion seems too ambitious, think again. Sex is significant, and its quality or crappiness can make people happy campers or miserable bastards. We've all thought about some poor jerk, "S/he needs to get laid," but what if the problem is actually that they're not quite sure what they're doing once they get there? [Read the fulls story]
Amen to that. Here at Lovehoney we've obviously got a lot of fun toys for you to play with to enjoy by yourself and with a partner too - but we've also got our sex toy buying guides
so you can figure out what goes where and what you're interested in. You can shop confidentially online and have the goodies delivered discreetly to your door. No one else need ever know. Except for the big smile on your face…