• Tenga Red Flip HoleMay is Masturbation Month! Even though we like to celebrate and promote masturbation all twelve months of the year, we'd like to highlight some of the best masturbation and sex toy news in honor of taking a whole month to really focus on celebrating self-love of a sexual kind.

    We started out the month highlighting the Sex Positive Photo Project's "I Masturbate..." Which takes a look at images of a diverse group of people embracing the way they masturbate, breaking down shame around self pleasure and showing the beauty of masturbation from the individual's perspective with the photographer as silent observer, telling the stories of the subject, rather than an object, in Shilo Mccabe's photos.

    Read on to find out how Masturbation Month is celebrated around the world, learn more about some of our favorite solo sex toys, and you could even win a new sex toy to enhance masturbation all year long.

    One lucky reader will win a TENGA Red Flip Hole Male Masturbator. Just comment below and you could be enjoying this sleek male masturbator very soon!

    I masturbate...

    When you think of masturbation, what image pops into your mind? Do you think of yourself or of a partner or a performer? Shilo McCabe would like to offer you some variety. More diversity in images of who and how we masturbate. Masturbation is a powerful tool for self knowledge and sexual exploration available to all.

    If we are to believe the mainstream media only a very small percentage of people get to enjoy sexual pleasure. You should be thin, you should be white, you should be in a heterosexual relationship. Over and over again that is who we see as sexual. We need to disrupt this pattern. Everyone deserves sexual pleasure if they want it. Any body can be a sexy body. Pleasure is literally waiting for us at the tips of our fingers or the length of our favorite sex toy. Let's diversify the media and increase the self-love!

    "I masturbate..." is a photography project created by Queer Feminist Photographer, Shilo Mccabe in celebration of National Masturbation Month, consisting of sex-positive photos of people masturbating and sharing personal stories that complete the phrase "I masturbate..." 

    Guest post by Airial Clark, The Sex Positive Parent

    Happiness VibeHere at Lovehoney we pride ourselves on doing whatever we can within our means to help our customers find sexual happiness. That's one big goal with a lot of nuance.

    First off, we know a lot about what people like, what's enjoyable and what feels good just from our treasure trove of product reviews. But that doesn't necessarily answer all the questions. As exciting and stimulating as a new sex toy can be, it also is not going to solve all of our problems.

    Recent studies suggest that we might be happier if we made time for more intimacy. Preferably 106 minutes a day and at least a few more minutes than our neighbors. We might be a bit less happy if we paid for sex and a bit more happy if we've learned about ourselves through maturation and communication in the meantime.

    Below I've compiled some information on the elusive feeling called happiness.

    In our attempt to make your lives sexually happier we will be giving away three of these fun and cheery yellow Shag Factory Happiness Bullet Vibes to brighten your days and nights.

    We didn't make this sexual happiness stuff up. Check out the studies and suggestions and enter to win by telling us what makes you happy in the comment section below this post.

    Fifty Shades Handcuffs

    We are delighted to introduce the much anticipated and well received Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Products Collection right here at Lovehoney.com!

    Lovehoney worked exclusively with the author of Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James, to develop this line of toys inspired by the best-selling trilogy.

    If you've been wondering how to get your hands on the sex toys mentioned in the steamy scenes in the books, then look no further.

    The same kegel balls, restraints and vibrators envisioned in the story have been brought to life. These are the items used by Anna and Christian to elicit earth-shattering orgasms.

    Each product is named after a passage from the book completing the real-life fantasy.

    Learn more about the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection after the jump.

    Hydromax X40

    You really can grow your penis! No this is not a spam email trying to sell you a magic pill.

    Bathmate pumps are the real deal, when you're ready to seriously work towards increasing size and pleasure, this is the only pump you need. Bathmate customers have shown that with continued and correct use over time Bathmate penis pumps get results.

    Made with quality body-friendly material: Plastic, Polycarbonate, skin-safe rubber and stainless steel, each pump includes a measuring gauge to track your progress. The texture is smooth and the Bathmate pumps contain no latex or phthalates. They are waterproof and submersible and made to be used in the bath or shower for best results.

    And the newest member of the Bathmate family has arrived at Lovehoney.com!

    Keep reading to find out more about the exciting new Bathmate Hydromax X40 Hydrotherapy Penis Pump model and see the demo video below.

    These Tickler Toyfriends Want to be Your New Special FriendsWhat Match.com and OKCupid are to dating, these tickler Toyfriends are to vibrators: there's a perfect partner out there just waiting for you.

    They offer a variety of fun sizes, colors and curious shapes in their line of battery operated special friends.

    Eric Kalen, the founder of LELO and Tickler, is not only the designer behind this cute and fun line of playful vibrators. He's also a matchmaker of sorts. Helping us find or vibrator soul-mates, hook-ups or casual romances.

    Who doesn't want to fall in love?

    With fun, whimsical and functional designs that offer quality and affordability in one convenient and colorful package.

    Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win some new Toyfriends below!

    Aneros Evi

    Have you seen the newest kegel exerciser, dildo, sex toy, love machine from the thoughtful and innovative folks at Aneros?

    If you're looking at the lovely red toy pictured here at left, now you have. Meet Evi, much more than a cute silicone spaceship shape.

    Evi is a kegel powerhouse like no other insertable silicone toy, created for both health and pure pleasure. Not only does it work your kegel, aka pelvic floor, muscles — these muscles make orgasms happen, exercising them keeps the entire pelvic area strong and healthy, as well as having many other benefits — Evi also strives to hit all the right spots. I'm talking about G-spots and clits and everything in between.

    Read more about Evi after the jump and see a video review from Ducky Doolittle.

    5 Reasons not to fake an orgasmTrust me, you aren't the only person having trouble reaching orgasm. This goes for all genders and orientations.

    According to AskMen.com 54% of female respondents reported faking an orgasm, and 26% said they fake it every time they have sex. Of the men asked, 34% said they'd faked it at least once.

    So let's start there. You're not alone and we all know the journey can definitely be just as mind-blowing as the final destination. The over-all theme of this post is to embrace the authentic experience, enjoy the ride and communicate. In this particular instance we don't recommend 'faking it until you make it' because if everyone fakes it, no one is ever going to know how to do it right.

    There are many great reasons to not fake an orgasm, we'll start with five - because you don't have all day... you could be practicing some self-love.

    Guest post by Monika Thomas

    Flash Drive

    Do you see the sex toy in this picture?

    Meet Flash! The newest vibe from the tech sex geeks at Lovehoney. It charges via USB, it's waterproof and made of soft black silicone.

    Over on our sister site Lovehoney.co.uk they're wondering: could this be the most discreet vibe ever made?

    "The future of sex toys is here, and it's charging in a Starbucks near you! Introducing the brand new Lovehoney Flash USB Rechargeable Mini Vibrator. Sleek, petite and discreet, this powerful mini vibrator is whisper-quiet and looks uncannily like a memory stick, making it arguably the most discreet pleasure product on the market."

    See more pictures and read more after the jump.

    Men: 8 Surprising Reasons You Should Get a Sex ToyDo you guys ever get jealous of all the cool toys made for women? You don’t have to be. Sex toys are for dudes too. You can use them to add variety or simply to enhance your experience. Toys can be used alone or with a partner. Women love it when men are enthusiastic about our vibrators. Your ultimate fantasy is a three-some, you say? How about you, me and some toys?

    Penises and testicles love sex toys just as much as vulvas, clits and vaginas do. Everyone has a booty, which might just love the feeling of penetration and fullness. You never know until you try! I believe men will continue to embrace sex toys this year. It’s just a matter of time before male celebrities start endorsing sex toys and adult products the same way some famous women have recently. Which male celeb could you imagine buying one of the items below?

    Check out this list of 8 ways men can enjoy sex toys, and add your comment below:

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