• Strange sex toy daydream Fun Factory produces a range of excellent sililcone vibrators which have proved very popular at Lovehoney over the years. We just found a promotional video for the range which we've put for you on Sex Toys TV. We think the only explanation for the slightly strange sex toy daydreaming is that Fun Factory is a German company - something seems to have been lost in the translation…!

    The stud strapYou'd have thought US site www.xfanz.com, the 'World's Adult Entertainment Capital', was beyond being shocked by anything in the weird and wonderful world of sex toys. But a recent entry saw one of their intrepid reporters musing various worst-case scenarios involving the stud strap and professing himself 'extremely hesitant to let my partner pull a strap that's connected to my balls'. We at Lovehoney think that maybe it's time he looked for a new partner … we like the Stud Strap so much we've even made a short film about it!

    Light up tingly butt plug I love large, vibrating butt plugs. In fact, I have built up quite a collection over the years that I use on my lovers and allow them to use on me when I'm in need of some anal stimulation. But I've just come across a brilliant butt plug that not only vibrates, but it lights up too!

    Vibrating Pleasure Periscope Beauty is, as they say, only skin deep. Or it was until some recent developments in sex toy technology, anyway! Medics are renowned for their ability to ooh and aah over a particularly attractive liver, and thanks to Lovehoney you too can join in as spectator or entrant in this ongoing beauty contest for the inside of people's bodies.

    You've let a butterfly tickle your clit. You've let a double bunny's ears massage your anus. But a crab? If the words 'crabs' and 'sex' bring to mind only pictures of unwanted genital infestations, this entry in our Design a Sex Toy competition should encourage you to shrug off your kabourophobian prejudices (that means 'fear of crabs', for those of you who don't want to look it up). Having always been shocked and dismayed by the lack of marine-themed sex toys - just imagine what the eight-armed octopus could do! - we're tickled pink by the idea of the Promiscuous Pincer, 'inspired by the claw of a friendly toy crab'. All together now… aaaah!

    Knuckle Thruster Sex Toy (small picture)Make love not war! While many of the products Lovehoney stocks follow the swords into ploughshares concept - think of the missile-shaped Colt 12-inch Rocket Anal Tool, for instance - few toy ideas are quite as ingenious as this also-ran entry in our Design a Sex Toy competition. Apparently inspired by unsubstantiated accounts of gay Glasgow gangs adapting some of their favourite weapons in the wake of the first wave of ecstasy use in the late 80s, the knuckle thruster has it all: street smarts, adaptable connectors and vicious chic.

    Tired of being fed sugar lumps as you swish your pony tail back and forth? Had enough of eating biscuits from Fido's bowl with your puppy dog butt plug sticking up in the air?

    If our collection of novelty butt plugs just doesn't do it for you, or if you've ever dreamed of ravishing maidens with your scaly skin and fiery breath, this also-ran entry in our Design a Sex Toy competition would have made your fantasies come true. If it had won … But given the danger of being stabbed by a Christian in an England football shirt as you swagger around in your dragon tail, perhaps this is all for the best!

    Serenity's Perfect FeetRemember Weird Science? Inspired by Victor Frankenstein's ill-advised stitch-up efforts but don't fancy unwelcome visits from local law enforcement concerned by your nocturnal graveyard visits?

    Lovehoney looks kindly on bedroom scientists, and recognises that those of you looking for a challenge may be less interested in our sex doll range than in putting something together yourselves. We've noticed that if you put together enough of our male masturbators you'll pretty much have a complete, entire person, which you can then take apart and reassemble to your heart's content.

    They're furry. They're cute. They have long fluffy tails, and gnaw on acorns in an endearingly teeth-chattering fashion. So why shouldn't squirrels be used as the inspiration for sex toys? This also-ran entry in our Design a Sex Toy competition shows what happens when sex-crazed imaginations are led to gentle woodland idylls, fed cider and given a pad of paper and a pencil. You'll never look at the toothy little critters the same way again. Now otters, that's different: they really are something …

    Secret Squirrel Sex Toy

    Euphoria Sex toyAre you a craven, whimpering male yearning for punishment from your female ruler? Would nothing give you more pleasure than to feel your fesses blush at the hands of the superior sex? Are you, in short, not worthy? Let's face it, even if you're a take-charge kind of guy, it must be tempting to give up sometimes and let your partner take control - both in the bedroom and out of it. Which makes the following entry in our Design a Sex Toy competition particularly intriguing, even if it fell short of the exacting criteria required to win. Perhaps we need some more 'personal trainers' here ourselves…

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