I think I made it very clear that we're fans of Valentine's Day, but understandably lots of single people have mixed feelings about the most romantic day of the year.
However, just because you're uncoupled doesn't mean you can't celebrate February 14th with some self-love.
In fact, is there any better time of year to treat yourself to a sexy indulgance, just for you? Forget flowers and chocolates - spend this Friday exploring your own pleasure points with some sexy lingerie or luxury sex toys!
With that in mind, I asked the wonderful Lovehoney Community for their top items for solo Valentine's fun, and boy did they deliver!
I've included some of their top ideas below (sorry PPD, no "endless supply of willy shaped pizza"), and you can check out their full list on the Lovehoney forum.
Behold the top three Valentine's treats for single folk:
It's always exciting when we get new products on our desks, but even more exciting when they're part of our own brand of Lovehoney sex toys.
We've been working hard to create even more high-quality, affordable sex toys to add to our Bionic Bullet range, and we're chuffed to be able to reveal five new products:
Made from high-quality silicone which is velvety-smooth to the touch and super-easy to clean, the Bionic Bullet range is already incredibly popular with beginners and experts alike, and these extra little treats we're adding to the collection are no exception.
We love them so much we've decided to give away one of each toy in celebration of their arrival. All you need to do is comment on this blog and we'll select five winners at random. Hurrah!
December saw an influx of reviews, and we've been inundated with tons of fantastic feedback over the festive period. Quite how you've found the time during the hectic build up to Christmas we'll never know, but we absolutely adore hearing what you think about our products, so keep 'em coming in!
Review of the Month
This month we chose Tectonic Tiger's review of the Lovehoney Magic Cock Rings (6 Pack) (£3.60) to win our grand prize. His review was informative and thorough, and we especially liked his use of the term "man-cannon".
"Not only will you and your 'other half' notice the immediate difference that these make to your size and firmness, you should also benefit from a greater intensity when ejaculating and you may well be shocked at just how far your man-cannon can fire its ammo. To say that I highly recommend these is an understatement."
Read the rest of Tectonic Tiger's review here.
Informative feedback which makes us giggle is a (ahem) "sure fire" way of getting your review spotted and in the runnings to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney.
Read on to find out if you were one of our runners up…
Here's one trend that won't go away!
2013 was another huge year for bondage, with sales of blindfolds, spankers and handcuffs remaining strong.
Britney Spears even whipped out an item from our Fifty Shades of Grey Official Pleasure Collection in her new music video, and Bettie Page fans have been treated to a luxury collection inspired by the lady herself.
In Autumn we introduced a dedicated bondage section to make shopping for whips, rope and restraints even easier.
Which leads us to…
2. Fifty Shades of Grey (Again!)
After much speculation and gossip throughout the year, the final cast members were finally announced for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaption, with filming having already begun.
The Fifty Shades fever is still alive and kicking, with the Official Pleasure Collection designed by Lovehoney being expanded to include pharmacy products, in addition to sex toys and bondage gear.
New additions to the E L James approved collection, include items infused with Christian Grey's signature scent, like the Sensual Touch Massage Oil (left, £9.99).
Still haven't read the book? Pick it up (on sale!) here.
Now that Christmas is inching closer and closer, it's time to send out those last minute cards - what a chore.
Here at Lovehoney, we've come up with a hassle-free way of sealing dozens of envelopes in a flash - just use the convenient Sqweel Go Stamp Licker! 10 lapping tongues make your Christmas stress go away in no time.
See it in action here:
What else could it be used for? Read on to learn more about the Sqweel Go, and make sure to give us your ideas for alternative uses in the comments.
Reviewing products is a great way to say what's on your mind and tell us exactly what you think about your latest purchase. It also helps future shoppers know what to expect when shopping with us.
To say thank you for all your hard work every month we select our favourite user-uploaded review to win £100 to spend at Lovehoney - not bad eh?
This month's winner reviewed the Bedtime 10 Function Vibrating Butt Plug (£18.99) and was particularly informative for those new to anal play, which we loved!
"I finally unboxed it and was immediately taken aback by its size. Although I'd seen the pictures and read the specifications, it seems a lot bigger and scarier when you're holding it in your hands wondering how on earth it'll fit. I'm happy to report, however, that with a little lube it slides right in, and sits fairly comfortably, even for a complete novice like myself."
Read the whole review by Panzer.
Read on to find out if you're one of our lucky runners up…
The Lovehoney Mains Powered Deluxe Magic Wand is our best-selling vibrator, and this year has overtaken rabbit vibrators as the nation's favourite sex toy.
It's become a hugely popular gift between both lovers and friends, and with Christmas fast approaching we're super-excited to unveil this scrumptious luxury gift set!
The much-loved Magic Wand has undergone a festive Lovehoney makeover and is now covered top to toe in our signature purple, right down to the cord and plug.
The special edition gift set also comes with a G-spot wand attachment for oodles of turbo-powered fun.
To complete the perfect present, these sexy treats come in a lockable case with mesh pockets and elasticated holding straps. It's even made from special antibacterial material to keep your goodies clean and safe.
It's all topped off with a heart-shaped padlock to keep it safe from prying eyes. Practically perfect in every way!
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the sex toy aficionados at We-Vibe have brought out a brand spanking new version of their classic couples vibrator.
Worn inside the vagina during sex, the We-Vibe is a genius design which delivers vibrations to the G-spot and clitoris as well as his penis for an all-round amazing blended orgasm experience.
If you have seen (or own) the We-Vibe 2 or 3, you'll notice that as well as being 30% less bulky, the We-Vibe 4 has a flatter internal arm with a built-in ridge to rest against the pelvic bone (and G-spot), reducing the amount of movement during play.
It's smaller, smoother to the touch and easier to control, making it a great toy for both public and private play. It's also USB rechargeable!
If you've never tried a couples vibrator, now is the time. Plus, with Lovehoney's great 1 year no-quibbles returns policy, what have you got to lose?
They say geek is chic, and if the new Star Wars vibrator posters currently circulating the web are anything to go by, they're definitely right!
The posters show a number of vibrators from luxury brand Lelo that have received a rather dashing makeover - to resemble characters from the movie francise Star Wars.
Unfortunately, this isn't a real range - the fake posters were created by Tumblr user Balazs Sarmai.
Sarmai found fame a few months with his Avengers-inspired sex toy posters (we blogged about them here), which featured products like Lelo Elise 2, the Stronic Eins from Fun Factory and the Lovers Premium Rabbit Vibe.
This time, however, he's chosen to transformed some of our favourite Lelo vibrators into Star Wars sex toys with the use of clever photo editing - including the Gigi 2 Luxury G-Spot Vibrator (£119.99), Alia Luxury Waterproof Massager (£109.99), Ida Rechargeable Remote Control Massager (£145.99) and, of course, the famous Lelo Smart Wand Vibrator (£119.99).
Read on to see the rest of the posters, and make sure to tell us which is your favourite in the comments.
What a month for user-uploaded reviews! With lots of fun new products appearing in October, and a great back catalogue of customer favourites being reviewed, it was tricky to pick just one winner of our Review of the Month competition.
In the end, we chose Cornish89's sincere review of the brand new Sqweel Go USB Rechargeable Oral Sex Simulator (£30.00) as winner, and we're delighted to award her £100 to spend at Lovehoney.
We loved her change from sceptic to full-blown convert:
"I applied lube to myself and started off on the slowest speed which was a nice warm up. I then sped it up, I was surprised to feel close to orgasm on the second setting and pretty shocked to have an orgasm when I put it on the fastest speed! The Sqweel Go has definitely been added to my very short list of items that I can use solo and know I'll achieve orgasm!"
Read the entire review by Cornish89.
Want to add to Lovehoney's 203,000 customer product reviews and be in with a chance to nab £100? Read our guide to Writing Winning Product Reviews to get started.
That's not all! We've also picked runners up to receive 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save. Read on to find out if you were one of the lucky ones…