Sex toys are amazing because there are some kinks you just can’t fulfill without them if you’re single.
Spanking yourself with your hand is never as good as with a paddle, vibrators are often more enjoyable than your own hand and ditto for strokers and male masturbators. And there are definitely some sex acts it’s difficult to perform on your own, like fisting.
Yeah, I’m sure auto-fisting is doable, but it’s got to be awkward. Try just simulating the motion and it’s ‘Oh, hi, lobster claw arm, you look well sexy’ and ‘Hello, arm cramp’. To enjoy a little solo fisting, or perhaps just a slightly smaller fist than your partner’s, you can’t go wrong with Belladonna’s Bitch Fist (£29.99).
Bedroom bondage is a great way to add some sauce to your scoop of vanilla, but for some people a light spanking isn’t enough. Traditional spanking paddles offer a wide range of pain thresholds for the methodical spanker, but sometimes the smooth surface doesn’t offer much of a thrill.
Another aspect of spanking is the visual appeal. The look of a reddened ass, the dappled pattern of a studded paddle all bring a little something extra to the spanking experience for both participants. If you like your spanking heavy handed and love to leave a lasting impression then this week’s awesome sex toy is for you. I give you the Jack Boot Print Wooden Spanking Paddle (£22.00).
This impressive bit of BDSM kit is more than just a pretty face. There’s definitely a novelty appeal to this little gem, and the very look of it is enough to make an unruly sub more inclined to behave themselves, but it’s impressively practical.
Ah, commemorative crap. All those chintzy plates, tea towels and special edition drinks bottles that unassuming folk purchase in the hope that it will one day acquire value. I’m telling you now, it won’t.
In order for something gain value, it needs to be relatively rare. Mass produced mugs aren’t going to do much for your bank balance as a few thousand people have the same idea. What you want is something unlikely to turn up in 50 years time…
When it comes to royal memorabilia, Lovehoney has 'previous' in the shape of the Commemorative Royal Wedding Ring. But for the Diamond Jubilee, we've really pulled out all the stops. Her Majazzle - a patriotic vajazzle dubbed "the most outrageous souvenir on offer" by The Sunday Times Magazine - truly is the crowning glory in jubilee ephemera.
There’s always speculation at Lovehoney HQ as to who was the willing model for some of our more realistic dildos.
Following the airing of More Sex Please, We’re British, we have attached a face (and body) to one of our best sellers - Adam’s Cock.
In the documentary Laura from Customer Care (pictured, with Adam) has a giggle about this fleshy phallus, explaining that her boyfriend is also called Adam. He may not have been the original model for the sex toy, but Mr Laura will be forever associated with this veiny willy.
Adam and Eve’s 8-Inch Pleasureskin Dildo (£29.99) has been a best seller for 2 years at Lovehoney and in that time we’ve sold over 6,000 to happy customers. The average rating is 4.5 stars out of 5, making it one of our most favoured sex toys ever.
This week's awesome sex toy is the Pipedream Extreme Realistic Male Sex Doll (£499.99), as seen being measured by me with the Official Lovehoney Depth Probe in Channel 4’s “More Sex Please, We’re British”.
This buff bod is one of the finest examples of male sex dolls I’ve ever had the privilege to fondle. Perfectly formed with spectacular musculature and a lob-on so fierce that you can practically see it throbbing, this stud of a doll definitely has the right visuals.
Of course, he has no head, arms or legs, but these are minor details when you’re faced with such a randy Adonis (and this also makes the doll less expensive, which is good for the pocket).
In the days of yore, when I first joined Lovehoney, there were a few creases to iron out in the content department. For a start, I was the entire content department. As the only writer I had to churn out as many words as possible, most of which revolved around new product descriptions.
Once Alice, Lucy and Gemma joined the ranks, time was freed up and we were all able to turn our attentions to new exploits. My pet project became sex dolls. I desperately wanted to revamp our dolls and I set to work getting every single one out of the warehouse to size up and re-explain.
During my rewrites I found plenty of problems, but none were as persistently infuriating as trying to take the internal dimensions with a floppy tape measure. After what must have been several irritating complaints, I came in one morning to find a special present on my desk. That present was The Official Lovehoney Depth Probe, a new take on the Singapore Stinger (£14.99) crafted by Alice’s very own Kirstie-Allsop-esque hands.
Sometimes all a sex toy has to do is defy convention to be truly awesome and that’s why this week's Awesome Sex Toy is the RodeoH Strap-on Harness Underwear.
I don’t know who first thought “I know, I’ll create a strap-on that looks like something straight out of a pony play scene”, but I would be willing to bet that they had at least one or two horse-hair-embellished butt plugs knocking about in their bedside drawer.
The RodeoH strap on is different. Part underpants, part strap-on, this alternative harness redefines what it means to partake in strap-on sex.
Made from comfortable stretchy cotton, this harness fits exactly like a regular pair of pants but has the functionality of a traditional leather and metal strap-on harness… just without the bulky chastity belt aesthetic.
When we think of sex dolls we tend to imagine the basic blow-up doll, but as you can see in the How to Choose a Sex Doll guide there are lots of different types. This week's Awesome Sex Toy is one of our different dolls. The Teddy Babe and Teddy Babe Deluxe are a very special kind of sex doll that was created with more than just sexual pleasure in mind.
Teddy Babes differ from any other luxury sex doll on the market by virtue of its unique build. Love dolls commonly have vinyl skin or are made from a silicone composition to mimic the feel of flesh and skin but a Teddy Babe has a soft, fluffy touch similar to a soft toy.
Unlike other sex dolls, Teddy Babes are made for cuddling. They’re filled with stuffing and have a posable wire skeleton, allowing them to be moved and posed in a variety of ways. Every part of their soft and squeezable form is made for loving, something other sex dolls can rarely offer.
When it comes to sexual experimentation, bedroom bondage is on many couples’ to-do list. In the past 30 years BDSM has come along leaps and strides to be accepted as a ‘normal’ part of people’s sex lives, and the change in attitude has seen some pretty glamorous interpretations of tie and tease in the mainstream media. Huzzah!
This week's Awesome Sex Toy is incredibly special to me as I helped to design it. Having been a fan of bondage for many a year, I was chuffed to have the opportunity to help solve an issue that’s niggled me since I first popped a blindfold over someone’s eyes - the fact you can usually peek out under the nose bridge.
Hidden inside the Lovehoney Tease Me Blindfold's nose bridge is a special flexible stem which allows the nose bridge to be bent into any shape, allowing you to pinch it tightly around the nose for complete blackout.
At first it was hard to believe that a dress could actually show arousal. However, Intimacy 2.0, a dress designed by Dutch fashion designer and artist Daan Roosegaarde really does exist, and yes really does show how turned on you are!
Using a combination of leather, 'smart fabric' e-foils, wireless technology and electronics, Daan has created a futuristic dress that becomes transparent with the increased speed of the wearer's heartbeat, becoming a see-through dress to reveal all.
The style has been dubbed as 'techno-poetry', a strand of fashion that explores the relationship between intimacy, sensuality and technology. There have been talks to produce a high street version of the Intimacy dress, which would respond to the wearer's emotions, showing how nervous or excited they were feeling.
Read on to see the video…