1. So, Universal Studios have finally released the official Fifty Shades Freed trailer, and we'd be lying if we said it hadn't got all of us at Lovehoney whipped (ahem) into a frenzy of excitement.

    Of course, we've already watched it dozens of times, and we have a few hunches as to what to expect when the third (and final, sob) instalment in the trilogy lands in February.

    Here are 8 things that caught our eye in the new trailer – don't forget to tell us which bits you're most excited about!

    Fifty Shades Freed

    This is a wand, baby. It vibrates.

    Ever since those infamous words were first spoken by the delectable and devilishly handsome Mr. Grey, the excitable minds at Lovehoney have been dreaming up new devices to indulge your Fifty Shades fantasies. And now, in association with author E L James, it's finally here.

    Whether you’re looking for an ultra-luxurious wand, or rope that’ll get you seriously tongue-tied, we’ve developed a range to bring your fantasies to life.

    The collection consists of 17 stunning pleasure products, ranging from a classic vibrator to an entire 10 Days of Play kit that contains everything you need to recreate those Ana and Christian Fifty Shades Freed moments.

    With toys made from the softest silicone, and clamps, rings and ropes set to deliver unrivalled stimulation and unbridled thrills, this is a Pleasure Collection like no other. We decided to do a Christian Grey and tease you with a few of our favourites…

    4 Reasons to Try A New Sex Toy

    If you're reading this, you're undoubtedly already at least familiar with the basics of sex toys.

    Chances are that you already have one or two firm favourites nestled away, whether hidden in a sock drawer or proudly out on display (seriously, some of those glass dildos are gorgeous).

    Whatever your situation, it's pretty easy to slip into the habit of having your chosen couple of sex toys and not really ever venturing out from there.

    After all, if it works, why change it? Well, that's what we're here to tell you.

    Here are the top 4 reasons you should try a new sex toy!

    Fifty Shades Darker Sex Toy Collection

    “‘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…

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    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.

    You're so welcome.

    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.

    Sexy Christmas Gift Guides

    There's not long to go now to get all of those pesky last-minute Christmas gifts taken care of, and with Christmas less than two weeks away, it can be tricky to see how you'll get it all done in time.

    But, if you're still struggling to pick out the perfect prezzie for your partner, don't worry!

    Our experts have put together their selection of the best toys, lingerie items, bondage equipment, and sexy accessories for seven different personalities.

    Each selection includes something for him, something for her, and several somethings for both of you to allow you both to get the most from your present.

    So, whether your lover has a taste for the finer things in life, is a champion for romance, or has to have the latest gadget, we bet you can find something perfect for their tastes (and your budget).

    Napcock

    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.

    Hold onto your spanking paddles, folks, Anastasia and Christian are back with a bang.

    Above is the first Fifty Shades Darker trailer, and it's full of both literal and metaphorical fireworks. Explosive!

    We'll bring you some proper analysis on who's who and what's what in the trailer after we've cooled down.

    And while you wait to see which exciting new toys will be featured in the Darker movie, why not click the banner below to browse Fifty Shades Of Grey - The Official Pleasure Collection.

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