For many of us, D.I.Y. is a term more often associated with tedious weekend trips to B&Q than something a lot more pleasurable.
However, 'doing it yourself' shouldn't just be reserved for trying to whip up a shelf with the ease of Nick Knowles on DIY SOS.
During the middle of any stressful period, I can't be the only who could do with a bit of help trying to relax after those long days, and unfortunately, giving up some of our precious time to have some fun with somebody else just isn't a priority.
However, that doesn't mean that we can't find some of that sexual happiness by ourselves.
If, like me, you'd benefit from a low-maintenance helping hand to put a smile on your face, have a look at four fabulous toys that are fit for the job.
“‘Do you want a regular vanilla relationship with no kinky fuckery at all?’” - Christian Grey
I’ve always considered myself to be adventurous when it comes to sex; I enjoy a bit of light bondage, the occasional spanking, but to be honest I’m always the one in control. One may even go as far as to say a control freak.
My New Year’s Resolution for 2017 was to try new things, and to be less stubborn, so when the opportunity presented itself to do just that, and to spend a week sampling the Fifty Shades Darker collection from Lovehoney I couldn’t hold myself back.
When I discussed this with my partners, Tom and Sara, they couldn’t help but laugh a little at the thought of me being submissive, but were ultimately eager to experiment with me.
So, how was it playing like Christian and Anastasia for five days? Read on to find out…
At last, the long-awaited day has arrived: Fifty Shades Darker has been released in cinemas!
The second film based on E L James' best-selling erotic novels that brought BDSM to the masses, it stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Ana Steele and Christian Grey as they try to rekindle the romance that ended so abruptly in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fans of the franchise have eagerly anticipated the cinematic interpretation of Fifty Shades Darker, with its even more intense storyline and kinkier-than-ever bondage play - and it's certainly lived up to the hype.
The sex is steamier, the plot more intriguing, and we were thrilled to get a longer look at the many sex toys in Christian's impressive Red Room collection.
So - in the name of research, of course - we sat through a gruelling two hours of topless Jamie Dornan and poker-hot sex scenes to pick out which sex toys you can use to recreate Darker at home.
Eagle-eyed YouTube viewers may have spotted a special someone popping up on the Lovehoney YouTube channel.
Sex and relationships vlogger and writer, Hannah Witton, joined the Lovehoney experts for the very first installment of 'Guess the Sex Toy', with hilarious results!
Thanks to her engaging and informative YouTube videos, Hannah recently won the Best Sex & Relationships Influencer at the Cosmo Influencer awards, making her a big deal in the world of sex advice.
So if you loved the video, and want to see a little more of Hannah's collaborations with the Lovehoney team, we've got great news for you.
As well as a special VIP tour of life behind the Lovehoney scenes that you can watch on Hannah's YouTube channel, Hannah has created two of her advice-packed vlogs especially for Lovehoney viewers, which you can watch on the Lovehoney YouTube channel (or above).
Intrigued? You should be…
Click here to check out Lovehoney's YouTube channel. We broadcast 4 fun-and-frolic-filled shows a week, covering sex toys, bondage, sexy lingerie and sex advice.
Lovehoney are joining forces with tokidoki, the pop-culture brand meaning "sometimes" in Japanese, to launch a unique range of collectible designer pleasure toys. The range has been created exclusively for the tokidoki x Lovehoney collaboration.
Lovehoney has collaborated with the up-and-coming Will Ablett in a new set of photographs entitled Domesticated Sex Toys, after the talented photographer was inspired by the global success of their Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products.
For the photographs, Lovehoney's best-selling sex toys were placed in domestic settings, in a subtle and original set of images that would not look out of place in a high-end, glossy magazine.
Will's unique collection of photographs has earned him a place as a finalist in the TRAJECTORY Graduate showcase, taking place at theprintspace Gallery between 20 Oct – 2 November 2016. The highly competitive competition is to find the most talented photography graduates in the UK.
Good luck Will. We're rooting for you here at Lovehoney HQ!
So, in case you missed it, this week Universal Studios released the first sneak peak into Fifty Shades Darker, and suffice to say, it's got us pretty darn excited!
After watching the trailer many, many times (that shower scene!) we started to notice a few hidden messages. Could they be telling us more than initially meets the eye? Are we making this up as we go along? Who knows?!
Either way it gave me an excuse to spend all afternoon looking at Christian Grey. #ItsAHardLife
So, for your pleasure, I've compiled my top 8 revealing set details which I reckon tell us even more about what we can expect to see in Fifty Shades Darker in February.
On the eve of the Euro 2016 football tournament, it transpires that UEFA bigwigs have scored a highly amusing own goal by giving the tournament mascot the same name as a 17 inch, 5.5 kilo beast of a sex toy.
Euro 2016 mascot Super Victor is a cheeky little chappy who'll no doubt be seen waving and gurning his way around the pitch during this evening's opening ceremony at the Stade de France in Paris.
The Super Victor Giant Black Dildo stands taller than 4 soft drink cans stacked one on top of the other and makes an ideal doorstop when you're not trying to stuff it up your bum.
Sadly for football fans looking for that post-match full-up feeling, we no longer stock the Super Victor, but you can still find out all about its impressive stats after the jump, and there's plenty more on our website to help you put the 'Ohhhhhh!' in the Euros…