• Health Benefits of Masturbation

    Welcome to Men's Health Week: a whole week devoted to raising awareness of male health issues around the world.

    But, guys, you'll be pleased to know it's not all about wheatgrass shots and multivitamins. There's a much more enjoyable way to improve your wellbeing:

    Get masturbating.

    Spanking the monkey, beating your meat, or jerk the gherkin - whatever you like to call it, masturbation has been proven time and again to have many health benefits that go far beyond a way to fill time between episodes of Game of Thrones.

    Chances are, you won't need much persuading, but if you're looking to justify that jerk-off session, just read on for six awesome perks to pole-polishing you may not have considered before.

    Happy Steak & Blowjob Day! 5 Steps for the Best Blowjob EverSteak and what day?!

    Yes, today is Steak and Blowjob Day, the day when couples the world over indulge in red meat and red hot oral sex.

    The origins are murky, but it's thought to be a response to the flowers and chocolates of Valentine's Day by indignant males. Taking place exactly a month later, this date has quickly become synonymous with oral sex, and not just on him.

    Read on below for our tips to take your BJ from ooh to OMG, and don't forget to share your best oral secrets in the comments.

    The best ways to have car sexLet's face it: As a country of automobile addicts, we've all tried to have sex in a car at least once. Whether it was during a pit stop on a long road trip, parked up in your city's top make out spot or in the parking lot outside a fast food joiint (no judgement), car sex is one of those rites of passsage every couple explores.

    In fact, getting it on in your vehicle can be a good way of bringing some spice back to your sex life. Already christened every room in your house? Take your sexy adventures on the road. Can't get it on with your family in the next room? Take a detour on a made-up errand and get some private time in the back seat.

    Therein lies the problem, however. Unless you're lucky enough to have an extremely roomy car, you're going to have to rethink your favorite positions. Who better to help us all navigate the best positions for sex in cars than our friends in the industry? The auto industry, that is.

    Together with our friends at Sonic Electronix, we've developed 4 foolproof positions each complete with product suggestions to take your car sex into high gear. Read on below:

    Sexy Christmas Gift Guide

    Have you ever given a sex toy or other sexy item as a gift? Did you put some thought into it or just pick the first thing that caught your eye?

    When you want to give something sexy or suggestive as a gift it's a good idea to think about who it's for, what it's for, and when you will be giving it to the lucky recipient.

    Before you buy a gift with a naughty twist we suggest you consult the experts.

    I've connected with a bunch of our thoughtful and knowledgeable sex educator, sex writer, and sex doctor friends to share some tips about how they've successfully given a sexy gift and some of their personally recommends.

    Click through for more than 15 sex toy gift giving tips from our friends, the pros.

    Anal August GiveawayCould anal sex be going mainstream?

    According to a recent survey by the CDC, 44% of American men and 36% of American women have had anal sex at least once in their lives. These statistics prove that anal play is becoming much more popular than previously thought, with sex acts like rimming, pegging and fisting finding their way into our everyday sex lives.

    #AnalAugust is a hashtag for Anal Pleasure and Health Month, the perfect time to learn more about anal play. To celebrate we've compiled some of the most common anal sex questions and answered them below. Plus, enter to win our Deluxe #AnalAugust Bumdle, with everything you need for mind blowing anal adventures.

    The special prize Bumdle includes everything pictured here: The luxury Lelo Bob Luxury Anal Toy, crystal clear Lovehoney Sensual Glass Butt Plug, specially formulated Fifty Shades of Grey Anal Lube, and the classic black Lovehoney Anal Douche, That's a total value of $111!

    Competition closes September 1st. Read on to find out more and enter to win.

    See our competition terms and conditions for more details.

    Our Favorite Alternate Uses For Sex Toys

    Hey sexy MacGyvers! We've seen a lot of inventive uses for sex toys lately, with many popping up in unexpected places on the internet recently.

    I've been known to wear an adjustable leather cock ring as a secretly sexy bracelet, so I guess I have something in common with Jennifer Aniston who recently revealed that she's sporting a large metal cock ring on her necklace in the upcoming film Horrible Bosses 2.

    Do you have any creative uses for goodies you've up-cycled from Lovehoney?

    We'd love to hear your stories in the comments below. Check out some of our favorite alternative uses and put your sex toys to work doing double duty!

    Pictured: DOMINIX Deluxe Adjustable Leather Cock Ring with O-Ring

    Sextrology Inspired Gift Ideas

    Astrology often fascinates many of us. Whether you read your horoscope every few weeks or know almost every one of your friend's birthdays and signs, it's natural to be inquisitive about the stars.

    Do you wonder about the sign of your prospective dates? Or do you read both you and your partner's horoscopes regularly?

    At Lovehoney we love crunching numbers, checking out data and surveying our customers to out what makes them tick, so we decided to investigate the correlation between star-gazing and love-making (with your help!) Read on to find out what we found out from our survey data and also customer purchasing info.

    We've even gone further and matched up your sign with the perfect toys to make holiday shopping a cinch - just pick up an inspired gift for yourself or your sweetheart based on the recommendations below.

    Let us know if these horoscopes resonate with you in the comments below, or tell us: what's your sign?

    Bondage TapeTie me up or tape me down! So what is bondage tape?

    Bondage tape is a fun and versatile material that you can use almost anytime and just about anywhere to restrain your play partner with a shiny fetish look and feel. Many couples find it a fun alternative to bondage rope.

    You can wrap yourself or your gifts with bondage tape too. Restrictive bondage can be a lot of fun and bondage tape will literally add new layers to your fetish play.

    Reusable PVC bondage tape conveniently sticks to itself, but not skin or anything else, including hair or furniture. Yet it still binds tightly to itself and must be unrolled or cut to remove once it is in place. You can even use bondage tape to fashion playful and provocative fetish wear with a twist.

    To get started, it's a great idea to pick up Tracey Cox Supersex Beginner's Bondage Tape Double Pack. You'll get pink and black tape at a great price. With both colors on hand you're ready to try out some of our top uses for this very useful bondage accessory...

    Online Dating

    And now for something a little bit different: We are delighted to welcome back guest blogger Simone Katerine with 10 outstanding tips to help you score via online dating. Enjoy! -Krista

    Two years ago, after ending a long term relationship I finally decided to lose my online dating virginity. Within 24 hours of creating a profile, I was chest deep in creepy messages from potential suitors, nonsensical profiles, and terrible smartphone meets mirror photography. I felt a bit like an anthropologist thrown into a brand-new world that I had only heard about in stories from friends.

    With that said, online dating can be a great way to connect with other singles that you might not have normally met through your usual social circle. However, I’ve learned that there’s definitely a “good” and a “bad” way to do online dating. Although the internet is rife with online dating horror stories, your online dating experience doesn’t have to end in disaster. Here’s a few online dating DOs and DON’Ts that will help you get the most out of your online dating experience.

    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!

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