1. Galentines and Palentines Gifts Your Friends Will Love

    January is well and truly here. All reminders of Christmas and New Year have gone. Well, except the shortage of money and the occasional "Have you failed your New Year resolution yet?" comment - and let's not forget the back to university/work blues.

    If you know what day it is today, then rest assured, you are getting back into the swing of things. Give yourself a pat on the back if you spent more time out of pyjamas than in them. Go you! You're unstoppable...

    ... But what is this red and pink rash growing over every building you walk into? Oh, it's Valentine's Day promotions!

    Despite the emphasis on romance, Valentine's Day is a great time to let the people in your life know how thankful you are for them. Because, let's face it, a support network is the number one student accessory.

    Here are some ideas for gifts for your besties. What better way to thank someone for being a friend?

    "You don't need a penis to use a cock ring..."

    If you haven't seen our Wild Weekend kit yet, where on earth have you been?

    Packed with our best-selling beginner's toys, this bundle boasts a whopping 11 products to fill a whole weekend (and some) with sexy adventures.

    But the fun doesn't stop there.

    Beyond their obvious skillset, each toy in the Wild Weekend kit boasts an unexpected talent, and it's up to you to unleash it.

    For example, did you know that a G-spot vibe isn't limited to G-spot pleasure?

    Or that you don't need a penis to use a cock ring?

    Read on to discover how to unleash your sex toys' full potential, and ensure that next weekend is your wildest yet.

    Kinky sex: in case you didn't know, it's pretty popular nowadays.

    Topics which used to be too taboo to talk about, like bondage and spanking, are now being discussed and explored by everyday couples all over the world. There are many reasons for this shift in attitude towards sex, but it's no surprise that the BDSM trend in particular has only grown since Fifty Shades of Grey debuted 8 years ago.

    Now, with five books, two films and a third movie (Fifty Shades Freed) just around the corner, it doesn't look like the Fifty Shades-induced bondage craze is going to stop anytime soon. Huzzah!

    In preparation for the newest film, which comes out next month, Lovehoney wanted to make sure all you kinky so'n'so's are playing safe and always use a safe word when you play like Grey.

    How? We did a survey, of course.

    The good news is, our survey results show that Lovehoney customers use their noggin when it comes to kinky play, and always use a safe word. Not only were you proud to tell us how seriously you take safety, but you also told us your favourite safe words for stopping the action mid-swing.

    And so we present to you, the top 10 most popular safe words (along with a few we simply couldn't miss out)...

    Despite what many people believe, PVC clothing and latex clothing are not exactly the same thing, although both are great for giving a shiny, figure-hugging look.

    PVC (or polyvinylchloride, or vinyl) is a plastic polymer that's used to coat fabric to create a glossy, waterproof surface, whereas latex is a form of rubber that creates a more restrictive feeling.

    PVC makes a great cheap alternative to both latex and leather, has a much lower risk of causing an allergic reaction, and is often found in fetish or BDSM-inspired outfits.

    But how do you know what is the best PVC outfit for you? Keep reading for our expert tips and top recommendations.

    Valentine's on a Budget Blog

    After Christmas comes the inevitable period of 'I spent HOW much?', which most of us are well familiar with - and for those of us with a monthly pay check, the wait between the early December pay day and the one at the end of January seems endless.

    This can turn Valentine's Day from the relaxed, carefree expression of love it should be to a looming specter threatening to drain your bank account dry.

    This is where Lovehoney and the Oh! Spot comes in.

    We've got a list of the sexiest gifts you can get, all for under $40, so there's something to suit every single budget.

    From underwear to dildos, and games to handcuffs, we've picked 15 of our Lovehoney favorites to ensure this is your steamiest Valentine's Day yet.

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    Forget achey limbs, overcrowded exercise classes and uncomfortable activewear – the most important workout you'll do this year doesn't require a pricey gym membership.

    In fact, you don't even need to get out of bed to reap the rewards of this routine...

    Whatever your New Year's Resolution, incorporating a few kegel (also called pelvic floor) exercises into your 'New Year, New Me' plan might be the best decision you'll make this year.

    (And if you didn't do it instinctively, I challenge you to start squeezing every time you read the word 'kegel' for the rest of the article.)

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    So, you’ve splashed out on a brand new massage wand, powered it up and played with the settings. What’s next on the erotic agenda?

    First of all, give yourself a pat on the back – your life is about to get a big old boost in the pleasure department.

    These super-powerful vibes are deservedly popular, with the Lovehoney Classic Massage Wand constantly on our bestsellers list.

    And with over 1200 reviews and a 4.5 star rating, it's safe to say this ultra-powerful vibe lives up to the hype.

    But now you have your massage wand, how do you use it to its full potential?

    We’ve put together a handy guide to help you soar to orgasmic heights with your toy, time after time.

    Don't forget to share your own tips in the comments below!

    Perfect Valentines Date Lingerie

    There are just three weeks to go until Valentine's Day (gulp), and if you're thinking of treating your partner to a little lingerie surprise, it's time to get your thinking cap on.

    What you wear depends entirely on what your plans are for the rest of the day or night – you might not want to be squeezing yourself into a steel-boned corset before going out for a three-course meal!

    So, to help you avoid wriggling whilst you sit through a play in a crotchless G-string, or hitching up your stockings during an extended shopping trip, we've got some top tips for the best lingerie to wear, whatever your date situation.

    (Unless you're going white water rafting or something. In which case, a change of outfit later in the game might be in order…)

    Just keep reading to see our top lingerie tips, whatever your plans this February 14th.

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    Wands: The What? The Why? The Where and How?

    Magic Wand vibrators are packed with some of the most powerful motors on the market for out-of-this-world, all-over-body pleasure.

    For many people, wands are a staple in the old sex toy box, but for others they are still a mystical mystery.

    These days wands come in all shapes and sizes, colours and with an array of features, which can be a bit overwhelming if it's your first wand purchase.

    So we want to help you by going back to basics and answering all of the most asked magic wand questions.

    Let us know if you have any more questions in the comments section below.

    Free up your hands and embark on mini adventures around your house and beyond with a suction cup dildo. A far cry from a one-trick pony, suction cup dildos can be used in many different ways, locations and scenarios, and come in all shapes, sizes and types.

    Vibrating, extra long, extra thick, realistic and with more than one member to enjoy - put your hands together for the ever-versatile and eclectic suction cup dildo.

    Now, when it comes to using your suction cup dildo, you could take a ‘suck it and see’ approach and we’re sure you’ll do just fine. But why not let our experts and community members give you the low-down on the many ways in which you can use a suction cup dildo? The list is endless but we’ve narrowed it down to the absolute best tips and tricks. Here goes:

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