Too kinky to talk about, too extreme to shop for and definitely a private indulgence, yet the majority of couples have tried it. So what is it we're trying to keep so secret?
Well, the answer is bondage play. Even with well-known BDSM pioneers like Bettie Page and Irving Klaw blazing the trail, it's remained a taboo topic for decades.
The good news is opinions have begun to change. Books like Fifty Shades of Grey have made tie-and-tease play accessible to a wider audience and enabled even more couples to fulfill their bondage fantasies.
Nowadays there's a huge choice of products available for testing the sub/Dom domain, but what about products for those who want to take their BDSM play to the next level?
We're excited to announce that Lovehoney have just launched DOMINIX, the deluxe range of bondage equipment suitable for all your professional and recreational S&M requirements!
Read on to find out what makes this collection so luxurious, and why you should be shopping right now!
The world's best-selling oral sex toy just got even better and it has a wonderfully helpful new holiday use. Stamp licker! What else could it possibly be for? Merry Lickmas from all of us and we hope you enjoy some fun with Sqweel GO!
We hope all your Christmas cards are posted with ease and you find lots of sexual happiness under your tree. Read on to learn more about Sqweel and find out which of these fun oral sex toys might be right for you. Happy Holidays!
More traditional 'Sex in the City' style dual-action rabbit vibrators are a well-known and well-loved style, but there are some who really only love these vibes for their ears!
Quite a few styles of rabbit ear vibes are made to hug the clitoris and can often be paired with your favorite dildo or insertable vibrator for customized dual stimulation.
The popular Lovehoney Flash USB rechargeable vibrator has even sprouted some pleasantly purple ears on it's narrow discreet frame, making it perfect for vibration on the go.
Rabbit ear clitoral vibes come in many shapes and styles; petite silicone bullets, vibes with glass ears, interchangeable bunny ears, and even bunny eared rings!
If you're looking for 'just the ears' take a look at our selection below...
International Fisting Day was created by Jiz Lee and Courtney Trouble just three years ago to celebrate, educate and normalize fisting. You can find out more and participate in today's event at fistingday.com.
Enjoyed by people of all genders and sexual orientations, fisting - using the entire hand or fist for penetration anally or vaginally - can lead to great pleasure. Touching all the right places, providing a full feeling and intense orgasms.
Fisting can be an extremely intense and satisfying practice for everyone involved. If it's your first time remember to go slow, use lots of lube. You might also enjoy adding some vibration, to build up arousal.
Here's a "how to" from the folks at Lovehoney.co.uk for using large dildos, with a focus on fist dildos, inspired by the art and joy of fisting. Some are even modeled after one of our favorite porn stars, Belladonna!
Enjoy our #FistingDay sale! Get 10% off all of the fist friendly product listed below: TODAY ONLY: 10% off celebration on selected products!
"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