Wedding season is in full swing. I know because my sister just got married last week! My biggest wish for my sister and brother-in-law is a long and happy life together.
I read articles about happy relationships and happy marriages all the time, but happiness can mean something different for each couple.
On these momentous occasions we might wonder: "What can newly married couples do to ensure successful relationships?" "How can they keep Monogamy fun and exciting?" And for the couple's friends: "Is giving sexy wedding gifts a good idea or off limits?"
I bet you know someone who's getting married this summer too! More than a third of couples choose the summer as the time to tie the knot.
As we watch our happily coupled friends say "I do" we want all the best things for them; happy households, growing families, and long fulfilling lives together. Keep reading to learn more about what it takes to make it work and let's see what happens next...
You might not know that Lovehoney Headquarters (HQ) has been the location and subject of not one but two documentary film crews. First, there was 'More Sex Please, We're British' and now 'Frisky Business'.
This time there are SIX hour long episodes available for your viewing pleasure. Are you curious about life working at Lovehoney?
Originally only available to watch in the UK, us yanks can now binge watch the entire season on Netflix!
After months of being followed by cameras and being interviewed on a daily basis, the folks at HQ announced 'Frisky Business' back in March.
Throughout the series, you'll see average days working in the sex toy industry and get to know the whole lovable and silly gang, doing our part to keep the world sexually happy. 'Frisky Business' is a frank, funny and friendly insight to the adult retail world and shows what makes working at Lovehoney extra special.
Every month we run a special deal on a chosen erotic book. Often we get a chance to share an exclusive extract from the story with you, our delighted readers!
This month's book is a collection of three short and steamy stories written by best-selling author Eden Bradley and compiled in one volume for your reading pleasure. During July every copy of The Darker Side of Pleasure comes with a free gift of a Cupid's Pink Mini Bullet Vibrator. Who said reading isn't sexy?
We reached out to Eden Bradley to find out what inspired these three distinct stories of BDSM, dominance and submission, and to share an exclusive excerpt with you.
Eden explains, "In The Darker Side of Pleasure I wanted to present kink from three different perspectives, which is important because BDSM is such a unique experience for each of us."
Keep reading to learn more about each story and pick up your copy and free gift during July - while supplies last!
Once again your sex toy reviews have dazzled us this month! We always love reading your feedback, and this month is no different.
Dave_S wrote our Review of the Month for June - congratulations! He submitted a great review of the Tracey Cox EDGE Ultimate Performance Stamina Penis Pump which was helpful and informative, and it made us chuckle! Learning and laughing? What more could you want?
"The sleeve is very soft and stretchy and I imagine would fit most men, while the pump delivers a decent amount of pressure (i.e., enough to work without doing damage!). As far as the cylinder is concerned I was expecting something thin and fragile, but it turns out to be surprisingly sturdy, and also very big! The short-term improvements seem incredible to me...."
As a big thank you for submitting such a great review, we've sent Dave_S a $150 Lovehoney voucher to spend on anything he pleases!
Have you got an opinion on a product you want to put into writing? Continue reading to find out what to do next...
The word 'Guybrator' has been getting a lot of attention recently. It's a term invented by new British company Hot Octopuss to describe PULSE, a vibrating sex toy for men. Since its launch last September men all over the world have started to embrace and enjoy the intense stimulation from vibrations that women have been loving for years. Hot Octopuss PULSE Vibrating Male Masturbator is the newest and coolest penis vibrator turning men on.
Here's your chance to win your very own PULSE, for solo or partnered hot summer fun!
Recently, Rachel Kramer Bussel wrote about the newest sex toys for men at Salon.com. Quoting Adam Lewis, PULSE's creator, "I didn't think any other guy would be interested in it because nothing like it existed." At the encouragement of his current business partner he decided to give it a go. They went on to sell 10,000 units in their first six months - proof that many men have been looking for something just like PULSE.
Hot Octopuss PULSE is unlike any other male masturbation product out there today. Find out more and enter to win one below:
When it comes to effortless orgasms, powerful vibes rule for many reasons. Doxy's New Extra Powerful US Massage Wand Vibrator proves this over and over again.
Have you every had a battery powered or rechargeable vibrator die on you mid session? That won't happen with the new Doxy wand. Just like its classic predecessors, Doxy plugs into the power source to bring you constant vibrations that tip you over the edge.
Have you ever wished that your vibe was just a little bit stronger? With 20 variations in speed Doxy provides the custom level of vibration you're looking for.
Do you need a back massage? Doxy takes the kinks right out of any sore spot you may have. Not just for intimate areas, this massager has many uses.
Plus, the new Doxy Extra Powerful US Massage Wand is compatible with some of our fun and penetrating magic wand attachments. Providing powerful orgasms with the ease of a plug-in design, Doxy will never let you down. Click through to learn more and enter to win a Powerful Doxy Massager of your very own!
Happy Independence Day! What are your plans for the 4th of July weekend?
Whether you're hosting a fun BBQ or chilling out and watching fireworks, there's always time for some sneaky summer sale shopping!
We've taken inspiration from this special weekend to highlight our favorite red, white and blue lingerie, sex toys and essentials - because who says you can't be patriotic in the bedroom?
If you're looking for a special bargain, make sure you check out our secret $20 sale!
Check out our top 4th of July picks below, and have a brilliant weekend!
Here at Lovehoney.com, we've been lucky enough to catch up with Violet Blue: award-winning journalist, author, editor, adviser and educator.
Violet is a charming and very well-informed force to be reckoned with when it comes to all things sex, so we were delighted she was able to take time out of her busy schedule to give us her thoughts on achieving sexual happiness, editing erotica and the hardships of, er, conducting sex toy research...
Q: How did your career begin, and when did you decide to professionally write about sex and work in sex education?
A: My writing career began early, as I was published in local papers and online publications from 1996, but it wasn't until I was hired at a sex toy company as their Senior Copywriter in 1998 that I began to focus on writing about sex education, sex culture and writing about porn.
Going through sex educator training in 1998 made me realize that sex needed to be written about in a whole different way: sex-positive, accurate, and for all genders and sexual orientations.
Here at Lovehoney.com, we pride ourselves in being the sexual happiness people, and we think a fulfilling sex life should be available to everyone. That's why we love to support Pride Month and follow all the various events taking place around the globe.
With that in mind, we've set up a special discount code that you can use to get 10% off anything at Lovehoney.com. Whether you're shopping for sex toys, lingerie or other essentials, just visit our Pride page before adding items to your cart as usual and get 10% off everything at the checkout. This code expires at the end of June, so make sure to stock up before then!
I had fun getting into the spirit of things by picking out my top 6 products to apply your discount to below - note the festive colors! Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments, and don't forget to tell me about your top Pride moments as well.
Nothing says sleek, stylish and modern like shiny silverware - and that includes sex toys, too! The njoy Pure Plug Stainless Steel Butt Plug demonstrates this perfectly, and we love how it blends in with the rest of the silverware in this shot.
If you want to see more fun and creative pictures of sex toys, visit this week's Toy with me Tuesday round up on Ness's blog, or follow the #ToyWithMeTuesday hashtag on twitter.