• Lovehoney History and Awards

    We just want you to be happy!

    Who are we, and where did we come from?

    Lovehoney are the sexual happiness people, and we make a fun, fulfilling sex life available to everyone.

    Back in 2002, buying a sex toy meant being confronted by pornographic, male-centric websites, explicit language and (often literally) in-your-face packaging. Realising that the industry was alienating huge numbers of potential customers, colleagues and friends Neal Slateford and Richard Longhurst decided it was time things changed.

    Lovehoney breaks away from the days of 'seedy' shopping, helping you to celebrate and explore your sexuality, whatever your tastes.

    Creating a comfortable, couple-friendly online space which appealed to all sexualities, genders and relationship types, Lovehoney began to stock products with clean, informative packaging. The company began on a single computer in Richard’s flat, and the pair had to go to the Post Office to buy an envelope for their first order.

    With a team of 120 (and growing) staff members, our HQ opens 7 days a week and provides 42 different countries with sexual happiness. We have 12 years experience in delivering high quality, great value products to your door in the fastest and most discreet way possible.

    Awards

    2014 – Shortlisted Online Retailer of the Year – Pleasure Products, XBIZ Adult Industry Awards

    2014 – Shortlisted International-Based Pleasure Products Comoaby, XBIZ Adult Industry Awards

    2014 – Shortlisted Pleasure Products Company of the Year, XBIZ Adult Industry Awards

    2014 – Shortlisted Pure-Play Etailer of the Year Award, Oracle Retail Week Awards

    2014 – Shortlisted Customer Service Initiative of the Year, Oracle Retail Week Awards

    2013 – Shortlisted Best Customer Service Award, eCommerce Awards for Excellence

    2013 – Shortlisted Best Large Retailer of the Year Award, eCommerce Awards for Excellence

    2013 – The Collect+ Pure-Play Etailer of the Year Award, Retail Week Enterprise Awards

    2013 – Retailer of the Year Award (Highly Commended), Retail Week Enterprise Awards

    2013 – Best Business Website, Bath Chronicle Business Awards

    2013 – Customer Service Award, Bath Chronicle Business Awards

    2013 – Internet Retailing Award, Internet Retailing Awards

    2013 Best Online Retailer, ETO Adult Industry Awards

    2013 – International-Based Pleasure Products of the Year, XBIZ Adult Industry Awards

    2013 Best International Deal, South West Insider Media International Trade Awards

    2013 – Shortlisted Best Large Pure-Play Etailer, Paypal Etail Awards

    2012 – Best Internet Retail Site, Xcite Books Awards

    2012 – Shortlisted Best Pure-Play Etailer, Paypal Etail Awards

    2012 – Shortlisted Growing Retailer of the Year Oracle Retail Week Awards

    2011 – Outstanding Packaging, AVN 'O' Awards

    2011Best Customer Service Award, eCommerce Awards for Excellence.

    2011 – Richard Longhurst voted Business Person of the Year, Bath Business Awards.

    2011 – Best Online Retailer, ETO Adult Industry Awards.

    2010 – Best Online Retailer, ETO Adult Industry Awards.

    2010 – Outstanding Distributor - East, AVN 'O' Awards.

    2009 – Platinum Award for Customer Service, Shopzilla Circle of Excellence Awards.

    2009 – Best Online Retailer, ETO Adult Industry Awards.

    2008 – Platinum Award for Customer Service, Shopzilla Circle of Excellence Awards.

    2008 – Best Online Retailer, ETO Adult Industry Awards.

    2004 – Startup Regional Winner (South West) E-commerce Awards.