After being nominated for an Academy Award and getting accolades from most critics (there were a few floating around who just hated it - nothing like a good room-dividing movie, no?), Lars and the Real Girl is opening across the UK on March 21. For those of you who know your sex dolls, "the Real Girl" in the title doesn't refer to an actual human being, but instead to one of those hyper-realistic, life-sized playthings called a Real Doll (see what they did there with the real "doll" versus "girl"? Clever, huh?).
Lars and the Real Girl is supposed to be a bit of a tragedy and a bit of a comedy, following a town's attempt to pretend that a shy guy's Real Doll is his actual girlfriend to help him over his… you know what? Just go watch the film. I'm not sure how anyone manages to sum up this film without sounding hokey about it. If the film gives you ideas, though, you can start out a little easier than the multiple thousands of pounds that the Real Doll costs and see how you get on with Lovehoney's much softer version, the Teddy Babe Plush Sex Doll.
There are two reviews (she's bringing in a very healthy 4.5 stars) on the products page that also offer some helpful tips on loosening her limbs and stretching her… bits for comfort, so make sure you take a look so you know what has worked for other users. You also might want to take a look over at Orgasm Army and see the forums for other hints and suggestions.
Cock cages are on discussion over in the forums at Orgasm Army and anyone who has ever questioned what happens if the man starts to get hard while contained within one might want to take a look.
Lieutenant Crayola poses the question:
Answer a question. The bloke and I were flicking through a catalogue, and came to the male chastity devices like these, but more solid looking. (can't find one on Lovehoney) He was sure that should someone get an erection in one, it'd snap their cock.
Anyone want to prove him wrong?
(PS - not thinking of getting one at all, cos it's not really our kinda thing. Just curious)
There has been a plethora of kits showing up on Lovehoney lately, but normally I have to pass on them because I own at least one item contained within (what? that's normal, right? RIGHT? I may have too many toys… ), but this one has caught my eye. This is pretty much everything you could ever want for a beginner-to-intermediate bondage play - and everything that is more common is something that you can hardly ever have too much of (hello, Bondage Tape and Hot Wax).
It has the more easy going items, like the blindfold and the feather tickler, but then takes it up a notch or three with the 22 inch Cat O'Nine Tails and ball gag. I'm thinking there is pretty much going to be something in here for everyone - and I can't be the only one curious about what a "Do It Doggie Harness" is…*
It all comes contained in what might be the most discreet sex toy bag ever - you can rest easy knowing that if anyone recognises the logo on the bag, it is because they've got a bit of the kink themselves. No one has reviewed this item yet, so you'll have to let me know if it lives up to expectations.
* Y'all didn't think I would really not check on what an item was before posting about it, did you? Shame on you - a Doggie Harness is a position strap that helps you… take control of your movements. You can see a similar Sportsheets I Like It Doggie Style Strap model here. Check out the I Like It Doggie Style Strap video - that narrator always cracks me up because she sounds like she is about to start laughing with the jolliness that is sex toys.
Oh, I'm in love. How sexy is this little guy? I just stumbled across the Marvellous Anchor 3-Point G-Spot Vibrator while I was looking to see if there was anything new in the Vibrators section (what? a girl can surely never have too many new toys? at least I hope not…) and I followed the similar toy links to find this little buddy. I have yet to order my own three-prong toy, but this one might convince me.
One of the things I haven't liked about previous models is that they tended to be single speeds, and darnit, I like to be able to up the intensity as I go on. This one fits the bill nicely, with a multispeed controller connected by a wire. It is also "realistic feel" which I love - as much for playing with them at my desk as for when I actually use them, if I'm honest with you. So squishy!
After three reviews, it is still maintaining a four and a half star rating, so I'm thinking it is well worth the price:
There is an interesting discussion going on in the Orgasm Army forums on the acceptability of wearing sex toys while out in public. With the coming (heh) of toys like the VibraExciter and the VibraExciter for Men, getting off or at least getting phenomenally aroused while you're out in town has never been so easy. But while people tend to give a blush and a twitter when considering a couple using such toys to spice up their sex life, people can feel a little ooky when considering a man using these toys on his own - especially when the toys are less vibrating and more insertable.
So what difference? It is still someone getting aroused in public… why does it seem seedier if it is a man alone, without a woman attached to the other end of his toy?
Captain Jezzer tries to tease out the differences:
Now there seems to be some people in the outside world who think wearing toys is only a good thing if its women doing it,it seems a lot of people say if a man is wearing one and he cums using one, it's a bit on the sick side etc.
It seems more acceptable for women to wear Toys and orgasm and get wet, but if it's a bloke doing it well it's a No-No.
What are your views??
There is some discussion on whether or not it turns 'pervy' if you're fantasizing about someone you can see while you're out, and whether or not it is rude to be interacting with other people while getting your rocks off. It's an interesting subject, when you start to peel back why some things are hot and some things unsettle you. The discussion continues, so head on over to the Army and join in.
Suzi Godson in The Times answers a question about erectile disfunction and, among other things, recommends that couples use sex toys to reduce the pressure to perform in the bedroom.
"Some couples dealing with erectile dysfunction find that sex toys alleviate the pressure to perform," she says. "If you haven't explored the wonderful world of vibrators before, the Hitachi Magic Wand (about £60) is reliable, effective and won't offend if discovered by the cleaning lady."
Even though it's quite a big vibrator, the Hitachi Magic Wand doesn't look like a sex toy because it was designed as a back massager. It's purely coincidental that it happens to be orgasmic.
Our Hitachi Magic Wand reviews show that it's a hugely popular vibrator with couples and also offer some tips for using the vibe.
The size of the vibrating tip makes it hard (if not impossible!) to use the Hitachi Magic Wand for internal stimulation. For that, you can use one of many Hitachi Magic Wand attachments which fit over the vibrating dome and have smooth, rippled or curved ends for vaginal stimulation.
All all in all, a brilliant way to alleviate the pressure to perform!
We're massively expanding our range of Fleshlights to make Lovehoney the number one place to come and buy male sex toys. We're the largest (and, we like to think, best) UK Fleshlight stockist, offering the biggest range at competitive prices with free delivery.
Our new Fleshlight shop has all the information and advice you'd expect from a leading UK Fleshlight stockist.
You can browse complete Fleshlights and Fleshlight inserts by colour, opening style or insert style, making it easy to choose the right one for you. With just a couple of clicks, you can narrow down the Fleshlight choices and hone in on the one you want.
We've recently brought back the popular Ice Fleshlights and even persuaded the Fleshlight manufacturer to start making the awesome Gold Fleshlights again - now exclusively available from Lovehoney.
We'll be bringing you lots more new Fleshlight sex toys over the next few weeks, so be sure to book mark the Fleshlight shop or subscribe to the Fleshlight blog feed in your RSS reader.
And so begins the season of new products coming to Lovehoney that fill me with burning desire and a desperation to own - I don't know what cycle the new purchasing at LH is on, but I know the site is suddenly chock-full of items that are innovative, sexy, or just darned needed.
I love the thought behind these Karmasheetra Bed Sheets - like the Twister duvet before it, the Karmasheetra manages to make putting linens onto your bed into something a whole lot more fun. I want to own this if only for the jolliness of the little butt prints.
From the pictures, there aren't too many positions to try out - it looks like about seven--but that doesn't change the fun of those positions. I love the idea that you can try out new positions without having to go through the misery of explaining what you want - has anyone ever successfully explained wanting to try out the more advanced positions without falling back on hand gestures and elaborate diagrams? With these, you just pick a number and go to town.
They fit a standard double bed, but they also look like flat sheets, so if you're lucky enough to have a larger bed, you can still make them work for you. Or use it on the floor if you don't have back problems. Or… if you do have back problems. I can never remember if the hard surfaces are considered good or bad. Don't take medical advice from a sex toy blogger, peeps! Not ever!
The Sun has discovered that sex toys are the most common item left for landlords to chuck out when tenants leave rented properties. This causes us great distress.
If you're leaving rented accommodation, no sex toy should get left behind - send them to us instead and get a new one half price sent to your new address.
Check out our Rabbit Amnesty sex toy recycling scheme to find out how.
It's not every day that you spit out your cornflakes because the Body & Soul section of the venerable Times is answering a question about artificial vaginas and Fleshlights. But it happened today.
A reader writes in to ask if her husband is losing interest in her because he's acquired an artifical vagina. Dr Thomas Stuttaford and Suzi Godson give their usual replies based on medical thinking (him) and sociological reasoning (her).
While it's a wonderful watershed moment to see the Fleshlight discussed so openly in the pages of a national newspaper, it's a bit weird that neither correspondent chooses to celebrate the husband's decision to buy a Fleshlight as simply a way to have a better wank - which, after all, is the point of a Fleshlight.