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!
Penis pumps are the ultimate tool for male enhancement.
They’re designed to help you maintain a bigger and stronger erection. Could a penis pump be your ticket to instant growth?
Pumps help you to maintain a strong, prolonged erection, whether used for solo play or to build yourself up for sex with a partner.
You can even use a penis pump together with a cock ring for longer lasting and stronger erections.
We’re here to explain how and why penis pumps can give you a bigger, stronger penis for more intense masturbation or satisfying partner play.
Pictured here: Tracey Cox EDGE Ultimate Performance Stamina Penis Pump
Yes, it's true: Women can ejaculate too! Many women are capable of ejaculating when stimulated properly, and we're here to help you learn how to squirt by yourself, with a G-spot vibrator, or with a partner.
While getting close to squirting, many women worry that what they're feeling is the urge to urinate. Contrary to rumors, female ejaculate is not pee, although some porn stars may fake it in that way. In fact, the urethra is closed off during orgasm. Leave that stress behind and get ready to make it wet!
For most women, ejaculation goes hand and hand with intense arousal and precise G-spot stimulation, but that's not the entire story. We've broken down the process into simple steps that should have you or your partner gushing in no time.
Read on to learn the tricks to female ejaculation in five simple steps:
What's your sign baby? Do you read your horoscope religiously or only in the waiting room?
This time it's a little bit different and like just about everything here at Lovehoney, these horoscopes have a sexy twist. I've invited Cosmic Courtesan, Yolanda Shoshana back to help us interpret our stars for the coming months.
Curious what's in store for your love life in 2014? Whether you're a true believer or just a looking for a horoscope-inspired birthday gift for a lover or friend we've got ideas for you.
We hope you enjoy these horoscopes with sexy suggestions to spice up your year ahead. Special thanks to Shoshi for her inspiration and insight.
Guest blog by Yolanda Shoshana
My name is Simone and I’m a 30-something sex and relationship writer, columnist and blogger who just happens to live with her 65-year old mother. Before I explain what that’s like, we need to back up a bit.
Back in 2009 - on the cusp of my 30th birthday, I started writing Skinny Dip - my personal blog about love, dating and sex - so I would have a place to tell stories and sort through the romantic wreckage of my 20′s.
My goal was to use my blog as a portfolio of sorts, in hopes that I would be able to break into writing professionally. Thanks to a lot of hard work, a year after starting my blog I scored my first freelance writing job.
This was also around the time that I was approached by a online adult retailer to review sex toys and lingerie. A sex and relationship blogger was born!
Guest post by Simone Katerine
Rabbit style or dual action vibrators have been providing effortless orgasms since Charlotte fell in love with hers on Sex and the City.
Unlike most phallic vibrators, rabbits are not only made for vaginal penetration. The addition of protruding bunny ears stimulate clits, labia, perineum, penises, and anuses too! The possibilities with these rabbit vibes are only limited by their flexibility and your imagination.
Now here's the pickle: There are so many styles, sizes, and colors of rabbit vibes to choose from that it can become difficult to make a decision about which one is right for you.
I've selected my top choices for every budget, from $30 to over $150. All the vibes featured here have the added bonus of quality nonporous silicone material, making them the top picks at any price.
I've been getting healthy and working out a little bit lately with only the occasional cupcake. Inspired by sexy Olympic athletes and being a bit of a hedonist I find myself thinking about creative ways to get fit and have some sexy fun at the same time. That's how I discovered sexercise!
What is sexercise? According to Wikipedia, "Sexercises are physical exercises performed during sexual intercourse, foreplay, or in preparation for sexual activity designed to tone, build, and strengthen muscles... masturbation might be considered a sexercise if done athletically..."
The benefits of incorporating fitness in your sex play are fun and rewarding, whether you're alone or with a partner.
Are you ready to get sexually fit in every sense of the word? Here's your chance to win a vaginal toning set from Tracey Cox's line of sex toys. The winner will receive one of each: Tracey Cox Supersex Toner Balls - Single and Double to kickstart your kegel work out. All it takes is a comment below before March 21st to enter to win.
Anal play is the one subject that has remained the final frontier for many sexual explorers. A pleasure zone that deserves to be enticed and explored, anal stimulation and penetration can enhance every sexual scenario, for all genders and body types.
Many people enjoy powerful orgasms and truly mind-blowing sensations from anal play. Whether you're experimenting alone or with a partner, all you need is a little prior knowledge and preparation to explore this new dimension of pleasure.
Anal sex should not be painful. If it hurts, let your partner know immediately and slow down, breathe, lubricate. It may be a good idea to try smaller toys or combine other types of stimulation to increase arousal and relaxation.
This entire area is rich in nerve endings eager to receive gentle stimulation from fingers, tongues or toys. Read on to learn more about how to discover these most sensitive of hidden pleasures safely and for pure satisfaction in just five easy steps: