"A revolutionary force for empowering, comfortable, and inspiring dialogue about sex, the magazine embraces curiosity, honors sensuality, and celebrates sex. It’s where ordinary people contribute and discuss their desires on their roads to sexual empowerment." [corsetmagazine.com]
I met Arielle Loren at Blogher back in NYC in 2012. We stayed connected and I've been working with her ever since to provide interesting sex toy features, deals, product reviews and giveaways in her magazine and on Corset's site.
The current issue of Corset Magazine, Man v. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, is full of things we love - including some really steamy stories, a feature from Erika Moen and ohjoysextoy.com, and some insanely hot pictures featuring gorgeous glass sex toys from Crystal Delights.
Big thank you to Arielle for taking the time to answer some of my curious questions and giving a discount on Corset Magazine to Lovehoney readers like you!
It's a very exciting time right now in the world of sex toys.
We're seeing more and more innovation, and new pleasure products are pushing the boundaries of our deepest desires.
This had me wondering, could 3D printing be the future of sex toys?
We use a 3D printer at Lovehoney HQ for product research and development as well as for printing useful items like christmas decorations (pictured here).
Now you have a chance to get your incredible sex toy ideas turned into prototypes printing on our machines and eventually full-blown sex toys for the consumer market, enter the Design a Sex Toy Competition before September 16th. This is your chance to be part of the future of pleasure products!
Read on to find out more about the future of sex toy technology, and enter to win an innovative Sqweel 2 before September 27th, winner of our first design a sex toy competition!
Bondage is all the rage these days with more and more people getting roped in. Thanks to the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey and a new study showing that folks who practice BDSM are actually pretty well adjusted, maybe even more well adjusted than those who don’t! Who would have thought?
The Fifty Shades of Grey excitement is growing with the recent announcement of the movie’s director (Sam Taylor-Johnson) bringing life to the project and increasing the anticipation built by the books.
In light of all the good news we’re having a beginner’s bondage kit giveaway, to help you to begin to explore the realm of restraint and sensory deprivation.
Just comment below before August 9th to start your bondage adventures, and to enter to win this luxe Fifty Shades of Grey Submit to Me Beginners Bondage Kit.
This gorgeous starter bondage set includes four easy-tie Soft Limits bondage restraints in contrasting black and silver satin, one No Peeking black satin blindfold, a luxury Twitchy Palm satin and faux leather spanking paddle, gift box and a satin storage pouch - everything you need to get started with bedroom bondage.
Have you ever had an orgasm when you least expected it? Much of what turns us on is the visual or sensual experience. The ultimate climax comes from combining all of our senses and enjoying the experience; touch, smell, sound, sight, and even taste. We've found seven little known ways to achieve the big O or even gigantic multiple Os.
You may be able to get off from breast stimulation, massage, prostate stimulation, or even a good old spanking to name a few. Look over the whole list below. Have you ever came in any of these unexpected ways? Watch how one man has found a 'surrogate penis' after he lost all feeling below the waist. Can you guess what he likes to have sucked and caressed?
These sometimes new and exciting kinds of stimulation might just have you inspired. Read on and tell us in the comments if any of these kinds of stimulation make it happen for you. Comment before July 22nd for a chance to win a Lovehoney Tease Me Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle. Get spanked or spank your lover to your next climax with this sensual toy.
We've seen a quite a few articles lately bringing attention to a bit of confusion surrounding the use of Ben Wa Balls, aka Kegel Balls or Jiggle Balls.
I'd like to take this opportunity to dispel some myths in the hope that we can all have better experiences when trying these diverse and functional sex toys.
Kegel exercises are great for sexual health. The popularity of Kegel and Ben Wa Balls has been on the rise since Fifty Shades of Grey hit the shelves, making it essential that we have the information needed to use these balls properly.
To help expand your Ben Wa Balls knowledge base, we're giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win a pair of Fifty Shades of Grey Delicious Pleasure Silicone Ben Wa Balls. Just add your comment below before June 21st for a chance to win.
A happy customer explains: "The difference from these and other workout balls is that they are more luxurious, the Mercedes of Kegel balls... Also, they are easy to remove and easily cleaned!"
Sometimes it seems there can be a real 'us' and 'them' attitude, when it comes to vanillas (people who engage in conventional sex, often, it is interpreted as sex which does not involve such elements as BDSM, kink, or fetish activities) and kinksters (according to Wikipedia: "Kinky practices go beyond what are considered conventional 'vanilla' sexual practices as a means of heightening the intimacy between sexual partners.")
If you’re one you can’t be the other, right? You should never let it be known you occasionally associate with the opposing side... It’s also assumed if you’re on one side you think the other is less than worthy.
Breaking it down to basic stereotypes, vanillas think kinksters are scary and weird. Kinksters think vanillas are unadventurous and boring.
"Vanillas" might not be as open about sexual proclivities, but that doesn't mean what they do in private is much different from activities kinky people engage in. Crossing over to the kinky side is not necessarily black and white.
I can’t tell you how many times a self-identified vanilla has asked me, “How do I tell my partner I want some new things in bed? I’ve never told them I like some light spanks and nibbles. I’d love for them to take charge a bit more and be more demanding. I also really enjoy role-playing, but I don’t think I’m into, like, *makes the face* BDSM or anything. All that crazy stuff is just too freaky for me!”
I’m not sure what most people think BDSM is? Let’s break down the acronym and examine a few “other side” observations about BDSM.
Guest post by Sunny Megatron
The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, including Fifty Shades Freed, Fifty Shades Darker has been heating up bedroom and bathroom scenes since before Mother’s day. I’ve spoken with very few people who haven’t heard of this NYtimes bestseller and a much larger number (mostly women) who have. From my friends in the scene who tend to have their reservations and doubts, to the more vanilla in the bunch who have stories of receiving it from coworkers or friends of friends - many have had the steamy erotica cross their path.
Queerie Bradshaw suggests that the advent of the e-readers and the ability to read anything without the conspicuous cover showing has helped facilitate Fifty Shades’s pervasiveness. I think that helps but it’s not the whole story, as I’ve seen many photos of the physical paperback selling out in stores and posted on instagram as beach or airplane reading. For example, the woman sitting next to me on my recent flight home from NYC had no qualms about reading Fifty Shades Freed during the flight. I wish I had taken the opportunity to chat her up about the story’s appeal, but I’m not always so bold.