We would like to invite you along on a journey down the rabbit-hole to find out the ins and out of who's really buying sex toys, plus the averages and stats of what (and how much) they're buying!
Who better to take a look at and analyze the sheer volume of Lovehoney sales data but the very talented Ideas Detective himself, Jon Millward - the man who brought us: Deep Inside: A Study Of 10,000 Porn Stars And Their Careers and Dirty Words: A Probing Analysis of 5000 Call Girl Reviews.
Jon studied 1 million Lovehoney orders, minus any personal distinguishing details like last name, address or zip codes. He then added up all the liters and meters and created a gorgeous in-depth infographic to delight our imaginations and boggle our minds.
Read on for the top revelations from his study, or read the full (53 page!) report over on Jon's blog.
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.
It's September already, and therefore time to announce the winning sex toy review for last month!
Without your vital feedback on our products and service, it would be impossible for us to keep things running as smoothly as they do. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who takes the time to drop us a line.
Review of the Month
This month's winner is shades111 for his awesome review of the L'Amourose Rosa Extra Quiet Rechargeable Prostate and G-Spot Vibrator. Unfortunately, this product isn't currently available at lovehoney.com but after writing such a wonderfully detailed review we felt shades111 still deserved to win!
We're so pleased you're happy with your purchase, and that you took the time to send us a review. To say thank you, we've sent a $150 Lovehoney Gift Voucher your way which you can spend on anything you like - congratulations!
"Once charged, I had a little play around with the speeds and vibrations it offers. All I could manage out of my mouth at that time was, "Oh my good god." This toy is so incredibly powerful. Just in my hand, it had my manhood jumping out of my pants with excitement. This is not a joke, it happened!"
Got something you want to say? Did you love (or hate!) your last shop and feel your feedback could help someone else?
Submit your review now to be entered into next month's competition.
Continue reading to discover who the lucky runners up for August are.
Well hello We-Vibe 4 Plus! We're very happy to see you. The world's best-selling sex toy has just gotten even better - the newest We-Vibe connects with your smartphone to control your pleasure from anywhere.
Download the app and connect directly to the receiver inside the amazing We-Vibe 4. The vibrator responds seamlessly and the software is discreet and easy to use. In the next room or on the next continent, you can literally control this luxury couples vibe from ANYWHERE.
Long distance love has never been this sleek and pleasurable! No matter how far apart you might be, the We-Vibe 4 Plus offers pleasure with a swipe. All you need is your smartphone and the free 'We-Connect' app.
Unlike other remote controlled vibes, the We-Vibe 4 Plus Couples Smartphone Control Vibrator doesn't need to be within range of your remote to work. Your partner could be across the globe and still control the slightest vibration of both the G-spot and clitoral portion of the world-famous C-shaped vibrator.
Check out how it works below…
Got 60 seconds?
Use them wisely and enter our competition…
Take our super-speedy sex survey and you could win 1 of 5 Lovehoney Silencer 6 Function USB Rechargeable Bullet Vibrators, worth $39.99 each!
Completely silent and discreet, this teeny gadget can be charged via USB, either in your computer or through an adapter charger.
Its long-lasting charge means you'll never have to use batteries again. Bliss!
For your chance to win, take the survey and enter your email address.
Competition has now closed.
Lovehoney's resident sexpert Annabelle Knight will be spreading her knowledge on all things sex, relationships and kink with NOW magazine readers.
Starting this week, our Annabelle is the new Sex and Relationship Expert for British magazine "NOW", and we couldn't be happier!
You'll recognise Annabelle from presenting many of our sex advice and product videos on LovehoneyTV.
She also had a starring role in the recent Lovehoney documentary "Frisky Business" which followed the production of her exclusive range of sex toys. The Annabelle Knight Collection comprises of four vibrators designed with female pleasure in mind.
Annabelle is clearly looking forward to tackling the nation's sex and relationship issues: "I'm so excited to be working with Now Magazine, it's a fabulous opportunity and one I couldn't be happier about! I'm sure all my years at Lovehoney will definitely come in handy!"
The "Ask Annabelle" feature will run every week and you'll see Annabelle tackle sex questions from readers all over the country. If you want to get involved, email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read on for a closer look at The Annabelle Knight Collection:
You may or may not have noticed that on Lovehoney's contact page, among the reasons for contacting us including "Question about a product" and "Where's my order?", there's one option you can select that says: "I want to say something nice".
Even if you did notice, you may not know what clicking that heading does. Well, when you decide to say something nice, your email gets forwarded to the entire company - and it never fails to make the Lovehoney staff smile when positive customer feedback appears in our email inboxes.
Although we receive nice thoughts from all over the world, lately a lot of this feedback has been coming from the states, from folks who have seen what life is like at Lovehoney HQ from watching Frisky Business on Netflix.
We love hearing from you, so we decided to share some of the most recent happy feedback we've received:
That's right! It's August which means we have another great giveaway for you in celebration of #AnalAugust, sometimes referred to as Anal Sex Month.
Whatever you want to call it, August is a great time to learn more about this often uncharted pleasure zone and celebrate the pleasures of anal play.
There are so many ways to begin to include a bit of anal stimulation into your repertoire this month.
Check out our recent post Five Steps to Safe and Satisfying Anal Play for some ideas, and don't forget to pick up some quality anal lube to make your backdoor play slippery and fun for everyone involved.
In honor of this great celebration we're giving away a lovely Stainless Steel njoy Pure Plug Medium Butt Plug to one lucky reader. Just click through and enter below. There are multiple ways to enter, so what are you waiting for?
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!
Did you know that today, July 31st, is National Orgasm Day? Yes, really! We've teamed up with Gasm.org to celebrate and do something special for the occasion.
Traditionally a British celebration, Orgasm Day is going international this year. On top of our orgasmic giveaway, we would like to boost your orgasm potential with an awesome 20% off discount on everything on our site!
In honor of National Orgasm Day the folks at Gasm.org put together the video below with some of their favorite orgasm inspired imagery. Check it out and enter to win a set of gorgeous Supersex Glass Dildo Set from Tracey Cox's line of delectable products. Tell us in the comments about the images that come to mind when you hear the word orgasm. Maybe you picture a champagne cork popping off or a volcano exploding?
Every day is a great day to celebrate orgasms, but today is something special. Take time to enjoy yourself, and we look forward to sharing more sexual happiness with you in the future.