The first time I bought a sex toy was in my college dorm room by the glow of my computer monitor, and somehow, even that intimidated me.
The site I shopped at was splashed with images of naked women whose bodies looked nothing like my own posed in ways that screamed "I'm amazing in bed!!"
I was a virgin with body-confidence issues who had never had an orgasm.
I went looking for a vibrator to help with the overwhelming feeling that sex was something that belonged to other people, sexier people, and this site just ended up reinforcing that feeling.
I grabbed the cheapest toy (all the while worrying that this site was going to sell my credit card number - it was a dodgy place!) I could find and got the heck out of there…
Guest post by Redhead Bedhead
The latest headlines suggest American breasts are growing at a rapid rate!
"Customer surveys and sales data from lingerie company Intimacy have revealed the average American bra size has grown from 34B in 1983 to 34DD in 2013." - [Lingerie Insight]
That's quite a large increase!
What does this mean for those of us with larger bustlines? Will we see more options for bras in larger sizes? We have some lovely options here at Lovehoney, but there's always room for more.
As breast sizes fluctuate, our ideas about breasts are changing as well. Could studies suggesting looking at boobs has secret health benefits be too good to be true? We all know breasts of any size do a lot more than just look good.
Since it can be difficult to find cute bras for the larger bust, we're giving you the chance to win a sexy lingerie set right now! Comment here to enter to win your very ownBlueBella Madison Eyelash and Satin Bra (in sizes 32B to 40G) andSatin Panty Set before August 31st. Learn more from the boobilcious headlines below.
How would you like to make the world a (sexually) happier place, and win big money in the process?
Lovehoney's just-launched Design a Sex Toy competition is giving you the chance to spread the love and earn some serious cash.
Simply send us your idea for a brand new sex toy and you could see it made by Lovehoney and sold globally, as well as winning up to $4,500 in prize money and earning over $150,000 in royalties!
We'll be cherry-picking the finest design from each of the three contest categories: Sex Toys for Men, Sex Toys for Women and Sex Toys for Couples. The winner of each category will receive $1,500 - what's more, the entry we love most will also win the $3,000 Judges' Pick prize.
On the judging panel we have founder of leading sex toy companies Lelo and Tickler Erik Kalen, Lovehoney's own head buyer Bonny Hall, sex toy category manager Alice Little and, last but not least, E L James, author of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
Fulfill your fantasies!
Who doesn't love playing dress up and assuming a character for just a little while? Play a role or just play around!
These are some of our sexiest costumes - perfect for Halloween, the bedroom or anywhere you like to play dress up. Get a deal when you stock up and find two new costumes to double your sexy fun!
Buy two sexy costumes and get 15% off! I've found my six top picks from our sale below.
Let me know what you think. In the comments tell me your favorite or tell me have you tried to roleplay any of these fantasies?
We have sexy costumes for all of your needs.
The Lovehoney Flash USB Vibe is truly one of a kind. This vibe is compact and discreet and charges easily via USB, on your computer, with a wall adaptor or in the car.
Convenient and waterproof, this is what the future of vibrator technology looks like and it's here now. This vibe can go anywhere and fits discreetly in a purse, toy bag or even my eyeglass case.
On Lovehoney.com the Flash has been receiving high rated reviews from satisfied customers. With a total of 9 out of 10 stars so far. Bloggers and sex toy reviewers have also weighed in on this interesting little vibe, and you may be surprised by what they have to say.
Violet Blue, bestselling erotica author and noted sex blogger, knows a thing or two about vibrators. She took Flash along on some of her recent adventures:
"My trusty, quiet and discreet little Flash has kept me smiling from hacking conferences in Malaysia to romantic staycations with my sweetie home in San Francisco. I won't travel without it. It's seriously the tech-savvy girl's best friend…"
Read on to find out what the experts thought of the Lovehoney Flash and find out how to win one of your own on Twitter, Instagram and right here.
Each month we give our customers the chance to win an amazing $150 to spend at Lovehoney.com!
All you have to do is upload an honest review of one of our products. Every month, we choose our favorite to receive a $150 voucher for use at Lovehoney, while runners up get 2,000 Oh! Points to spend or save.
Review of the Month
This month's winner is David1986 with a fantastic review of the TENGA 3D Module Male Masturbator. Comparing the high-tech stroker with the bestselling TENGA eggs, David says:
"My husband was very keen to try these (we have both the Module and the Pile) and they did not disappoint. They don't look like a sex toy, in fact when packaged, they almost look like works of modern art - you could happily leave them on the bedside and no one would be any the wiser."
Read the full review by David1986.
Read on to find out if you were a runner up…
Whether you're jetting off on a business trip, luxurious holiday or romantic weekend away, there's no reason why your favorite Sex Toys shouldn't come with you.
While you may not be able to fit one of our Large Dildos in your hand luggage, a discreet Bullet Vibrator or Cock Ring is perfect for taking on holidays with you.
From conferences to trade shows, here at Lovehoney we're no strangers to traveling with sex toys!
Having built up an impressive amount of air miles between us, some Lovehoney staffers have contributed their top tips for worry-free travel.
Check out our best advice for traveling with sex toys below, and feel free to add your own in the comments.
Bondage is all the rage these days with more and more people getting roped in. Thanks to the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey and a new study showing that folks who practice BDSM are actually pretty well adjusted, maybe even more well adjusted than those who don’t! Who would have thought?
The Fifty Shades of Grey excitement is growing with the recent announcement of the movie’s director (Sam Taylor-Johnson) bringing life to the project and increasing the anticipation built by the books.
In light of all the good news we’re having a beginner’s bondage kit giveaway, to help you to begin to explore the realm of restraint and sensory deprivation.
Just comment below before August 9th to start your bondage adventures, and to enter to win this luxeFifty Shades of Grey Submit to Me Beginners Bondage Kit.
This gorgeous starter bondage set includes four easy-tie Soft Limits bondage restraints in contrasting black and silver satin, one No Peeking black satin blindfold, a luxury Twitchy Palm satin and faux leather spanking paddle, gift box and a satin storage pouch - everything you need to get started with bedroom bondage.
In the world of sex bloggers, Epiphora (HeyEpiphora.com) is well known as a snarky, no nonsense sex toy reviewer and resource. I've teamed up with Epiphora, Lorax of Sex and Jenna Clark from Tantus to talk about the ins and outs of working with companies as affiliates and product reviewers at the upcoming CatalystCon.
Epiphora has built up a huge resource about the products she reviews, including helpful information about sex blogging. If you want to know the truth check her blog, she's real and never holds back. I had a chance to interview Epiphora to find out more about what makes a successful sex blog and blogger.
Join us on September 28 in Woodland Hills, CA for "Will Write for Dildos: How and Why Companies and Reviewers Should Work Together."
Learn more about Epiphora in our interview below. - Krista
All photos in this post are by Epiphora © 2013.
It's not always easy to just jump online and find the sex toy that's going to rock your world on the first try.
Dave Kingsley knows a thing or two about orgasms and sex toys. He's here to give you some great tips on finding the perfect toy. You don't have to necessarily test a million sex toys before you find the right one for you.
Using Dave's tips, you can find the perfect sex toy for your needs:
Let’s face it, there are a million sex toys out there so who has the time to pick the perfect sex toy?
But there is a science behind acquiring a sex toy and, more importantly, one that’s right for you.
A little bit of forethought will help you find the perfect toy for your sexy adventures. Here are seven tips to researching, buying and acquiring a sex toy that’s just right for you.