Bondage and BDSM are nothing new for many of us, thanks to Bettie Page paving the way in the 50s and Fifty Shades of Grey creating the most recent cultural boom.
This week I'm taking a look at how to add more kinky goodness to your life.
BDSM play isn't going away anytime soon, life-long players and 24/7 life-stylers are intent on keeping their sex lives as kinky as ever. But could indulging your dark side keep you smart and content in your relationship?
DOMINIX is Lovehoney's new brand of luxury leather bondage gear and accessories for serious restraint and impact play, and we're giving you the chance to try out some of the most exciting products from the range.
Enter now with just a comment below for a chance to win this super-kinky set: DOMINIX Deluxe Adjustable Leather Cock Ring with O-Ring and DOMINIX Deluxe Leather Handle Chain Leash. Giveaway ends February 24th.
Read on for more information and some kinky news from around the web…
Single this Valentine's? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many uncoupled folks (and some couples too) have mixed feelings about this most romantic of holidays.
But being solo doesn't mean you can't get in on the fun. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy some self love, and Valentine's is a great excuse to treat yourself to something sexy and luxurious, just for you.
Or perhaps you have a single friend who's feeling the Valentine's funk. Cheer them up with one of these great gifts for singles and let them know you love and care for them, even if it's strictly platonic. These gifts will provide opportunities to increase your solo sexual happiness long last February 14th.
Check out my four sexy suggestions below for enticing Valentine's gifts for singles, and find more in our Valentine's shop, where you'll also discover great deals for every budget.
Tell us in the comments which of these hot gifts you'd like to give yourself this year:
The sexiest, most romantic holiday is just around the corner. Are you looking for a sexy sex toy gift for your Valentine?
Here are our top 10 picks to keep everyone excited and satisfied. Find gift ideas for all budgets among our top most-wanted sex toy gifts this Valentine's Day.
Many gifts featured include a sweet deal, and Lovehoney's exclusive brands you can only find here.
Spice things up with sex toy gifts that will leave everyone satisfied long past February 14th.
From the most coveted couple's vibrators to glorious glass dildos, Lovehoney's deals and bundles make creating the perfect gift effortless.
Roses and chocolates are nice, but they don't last. Enjoy one of these top sex toy gifts this Valentine's Day for sexual pleasure all year!
This Valentine's Day, take some time with your lover to enjoy the ride and give your relationship the gift of incredible foreplay.
The sexiest time of the year is the perfect opportunity to slow down the pace and savor each other.
Spend time exploring your lover's body with Sensual Massage or indulge in sexy bedroom Tie and Tease and make sure this Valentine's Day is one neither of you forget.
If you need some inspiration for new ways to play, then now is the ideal time to try some of our top 10 sexy gifts and games.
We know you want to get the perfect gift the first time, but don't worry, if your sweetheart doesn't love what you pick out, you can always take advantage of our 100 day returns policy.
Shop with confidence and enjoy our top foreplay gifts:
A new harness and the perfect dildo can take your sex life to some fun and surprising places. Both form and function come into play when choosing the best harness and dildo for your strap-on needs.
A strap-on is worn around your hips and waist supporting a dildo, used for penetrative sex; vaginal, anal and oral too.
If you're just getting started with strapping it on, you might prefer to check out an all-in-one kit like the Tantus Bend Over Intermediate Vibrating Dildo and Harness Kit, pictured here.
Not every dildo works with every harness. Make sure your dildo has a flared base and will fit snugly in the O-ring opening of the harness you choose. The O-ring diameter for harnesses is listed on each product page.
Check out hand picked sets and kits with styles from some of our favorite brands…
Light bondage means different things to different people. We have a little something for everyone when it comes to bondage gear, BDSM toys and tools.
Paddles, restraints, bondage sets, blindfolds and crops all make great gifts for willing recipients.
Finding the perfect bondage gift will be fun and rewarding for everyone involved. Looking for a bondage gift? Here are our top recommendations for you! We've chosen 13 + picks and included quotes from real customer reviews.
There really is something for everyone, one reviewer even recommends the blindfold for sleeping!
We all want to pick the perfect gift the first time, but don't worry if your sweetheart doesn't love what you choose Lovehoney has a simple and free 365 day returns policy!
Shop with confidence and enjoy shopping risk-free for exclusive bondage gifts right here:
Everyone gets an extra hour in bed this Sunday when the clocks go back for daylight savings - hoorah!
Although it's seen by many as a chance to get an extra hour of sleep, we think there are much better ways to spend that bonus hour in bed.
This Sunday, we recommend spending an hour of intimate time with your lover (or yourself!) - whether it's with some romantic breakfast in bed, a sensual massage or some indulgent lovemaking.
If you need extra ideas for how to wile away those stolen 60 minutes, take a look at our huge range of sex toys which has plenty to excite and delight, whether you're single or in a relationship.
The other option is to turn your bed into pleasure central using some bedroom bondage gear, like the Beyondage Almosta 4Posta Under The Bed Restraint Kit (left).
Do you have anything special planned this Sunday? Tell us about it in the comments!
Just in case you need another reason to get it on with yourself, Stephanie from Kinkly.com has 10 great reasons for you!
Check out this fun guest post - feel free to leave a comment and let us know your favorite reason, or tell us if you can relate to any of the motives laid out below. - Krista
I once had a friend tell me that her grandmother used to say that if she touched herself in her "special lady area" her hand would fall off.
"I mean, they should be promoting masturbation, not bashing it," my pal said. "It’s not like my fingers are going to get me knocked up!"
I couldn’t agree more. In fact, there are a whole lot of great reasons to get it on with yourself. Here are 10 of my top picks.
Guest post by Stephanie Weaver
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.