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.
Could 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.
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
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?
Tie 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...
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!
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.
Happy Adult Sex Education Month! How are you celebrating?
Why not learn some new moves (Learn How to Squirt), or read up on some interesting fetishes (Intro to Rope Bondage)? Or maybe you'll take the time to practice a new skill, try some new positions, or increase your sexual communication?
Sometimes it seems like sex rules the world, and it's often our main motivation. Getting better at sex, and having more pleasurable sexual encounters just makes life better. For true sexual happiness, you can't get too much sex education.
The more you know, the more you can use your powers for pleasure. We challenge you to open your minds and acquire some new sexual knowledge inspired by this post.
Here are 7 things to consider for improved sexual pleasure. Let #AdultSexEdMonth inspire you to step your game up and be a better lover and companion, you're worth it!