Whenever you walk into your local high street bookshop, smutty novels are seemingly jumping off the shelves at you.
You know what I mean - those books with moody, dark covers and generic titles like 'Beautiful Unbound', or something.
But erotic fiction wasn't always so accessible. The erotic novel dates back hundreds of years before Fifty Shades of Grey burst onto the scene, and until the 1960s it was pretty hard to get your hands on a copy of your favourite filth.
So, to celebrate the release of Fifty Shades Freed movie (squee!), I flipped through some of history's most scandalous novels to see how they hold up in 2018.
So, Universal Studios have finally released the official Fifty Shades Freed trailer, and we'd be lying if we said it hadn't got all of us at Lovehoney whipped (ahem) into a frenzy of excitement.
Of course, we've already watched it dozens of times, and we have a few hunches as to what to expect when the third (and final, sob) instalment in the trilogy lands in February.
Here are 8 things that caught our eye in the new trailer – don't forget to tell us which bits you're most excited about!
Want to broaden your sexual horizons with new positions? This is the sex guide for you!
Each month we choose an erotic book and offer a special deal on it to help you build up your library with exciting new reads. This month's chosen book is The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra edited by Maxim Jakubowski, which explores both the traditional Kama Sutra sex positions and their modern variations.
Also included in this manual is 50 new sex positions, special artwork and erotic stories that make this the essential lovemaking guide for every nightstand.
Pick up The Mammoth Book of the Kama Sutra from Lovehoney.com during May to receive a free strawberry massage candle (worth $6.99!)
Candles are great for creating a romantic ambience, and the strawberry-scented wax in this massage candle melts to a skin-safe massage oil that you can pour directly on your lover's body for exciting new foreplay possibilites.
Check out our book of the month for March: How to Seduce A Billionaire by Portia Da Costa.
This month's erotic novel explores Jess and Ellis's relationship as they navigate seduction and pleasure with some fun thrown in. Follow timid Jess Lockhart as she flirts with danger and her billionaire boss Ellis McKenna.
He's handsome with a troubled past, and she's shy and inexperienced, but their sexual chemistry can't be denied.
New York Times best-selling author is well known for hits The Accidental Call Girl and In Too Deep. If you enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey, you're bound to love this erotic tale of lust and longing in a work environment.
Pick up How to Seduce a Billionaire during March and you will receive a free bullet vibrator (worth $14.99) with your order.
Find an enticing excerpt from the novel below, and get this deal before it ends!
December has arrived and with it comes a new special free gift with our especially festive erotic book of the month.
We are embracing the holiday spirit and featuring Stocking Fillers edited by Lori Perkins with a free gift all month long.
Stuff both this sexy erotic book and the fun furry (and free!) cuffs into your sweetheart's stocking for the perfect grown up Christmas surprise.
Snuggle up with 22 steamy erotic stories among the 335 salacious pages brought together for the occasion by best-selling editor Lori Perkins.
Pick up your copy now and you'll receive these sassy and fun Tease Me Red Furry Handcuffs (worth $11.99) free with your order.
This special offer only last for one month, so pick up Stocking Fillers today to enjoy the festive stories and playful free gift"
Happy November! Enjoy a top rated free gift with our special book of the month deal for one month only.
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Our Erotic Book of the Month is back!
October's sultry story book is Dangerously Bound by bestselling author Eden Bradley. Enjoy your copy even more when you take advantage of our October Book of the Month Deal. Each copy comes with a free gift BlueBella OM..G! G-Spot Vibrator to really spice things up.
We spoke with Eden Bradley about what makes this book special and she filled us in with the uncensored back story: "Dangerously Bound combines several of my favorite things: a hot tattooed bad boy and the city of New Orleans."
"If you've read any of my books then you probably already know that kink is often a main ingredient, and a part of my own life, so it's a favorite theme to write about. In this case there's a lot of rope play, which was something I didn't have much experience with myself, so of course I had to do research - that's what I'm calling it, anyway."
Read on for more from Eden and enjoy a sneak preview of Dangerously Bound…
The dawn of August, another hot and wet - depending where you are - summer month, means the delight of a new erotica special deal with our Book of the Month here at Lovehoney.
Enjoy 17 erotic stories in this compilation of titillating takes on traditional fairy tales. Plus, get a free vibrator with your copy of A Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales for Women edited by Kristina Wright all month long.
For August, we chose a compilation of short erotic stories with an assortment of stories and twists on some familiar themes. A Princess Bound, edited by Kristina Wright is filled with naughty fairy tales written with a variety female readers in mind.
Pick up your copy with this month's erotic book deal and enjoy a free Lovehoney BASICS Lady Lustfinger Vibrator with every copy of A Princess Bound: Naughty Fairy Tales for Women edited by Kristina Wright. Read more below, including an excerpt from one of the sultry stories, and pick up your copy today!
Every month we run a special deal on a chosen erotic book. Often we get a chance to share an exclusive extract from the story with you, our delighted readers!
This month's book is a collection of three short and steamy stories written by best-selling author Eden Bradley and compiled in one volume for your reading pleasure. During July every copy of The Darker Side of Pleasure comes with a free gift of a Cupid's Pink Mini Bullet Vibrator. Who said reading isn't sexy?
We reached out to Eden Bradley to find out what inspired these three distinct stories of BDSM, dominance and submission, and to share an exclusive excerpt with you.
Eden explains, "In The Darker Side of Pleasure I wanted to present kink from three different perspectives, which is important because BDSM is such a unique experience for each of us."
Keep reading to learn more about each story and pick up your copy and free gift during July - while supplies last!
Every month Lovehoney offers a new erotica title with a free sexy gift! For June our Book of the Month is The Submissive by Tara Sue Me. Enjoy your copy even more with a free Powerful G-Spot Vibe during June.
Demure librarian Abby has a new found interest in S&M, but isn't sure what to expect. When she meets sophisticated Nathaniel West, she has no idea of the sexy skills he's hiding. Nathaniel is a professional dominant looking for a new sub.
Join Abby and explore the world of bondage, S&M and truly kinky pleasure in New York's seductive underworld.
After just one weekend together, Abby submits to Nathaniel's wishes and terms. Find out if their true desires surpass the physical, taking the business aspects of their relationship to another level. Is Nathaniel even capable of love, and is Abby's heart safe in is hands?
Check out a sneak peek below to get a taste of what it really means to be at the mercy of a Dom…