• bondage kitEveryone 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!

    Get it on with yourselfJust 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

    Travelling with sex toys - advice from Lovehoney staff

    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.

    How to Pick a Sex ToyIt'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.

    Tease Me PaddleHave you ever had an orgasm when you least expected it? Much of what turns us on is the visual or sensual experience. The ultimate climax comes from combining all of our senses and enjoying the experience; touch, smell, sound, sight, and even taste. We've found seven little known ways to achieve the big O or even gigantic multiple Os.

    You may be able to get off from breast stimulation, massage, prostate stimulation, or even a good old spanking to name a few. Look over the whole list below. Have you ever came in any of these unexpected ways? Watch how one man has found a 'surrogate penis' after he lost all feeling below the waist. Can you guess what he likes to have sucked and caressed?

    These sometimes new and exciting kinds of stimulation might just have you inspired. Read on and tell us in the comments if any of these kinds of stimulation make it happen for you. Comment before July 22nd for a chance to win a Lovehoney Tease Me Satin and Leather Spanking Paddle. Get spanked or spank your lover to your next climax with this sensual toy.

    Oh Joy, Sex ToyIf you've been following us here in the Lovehoney.com blog and on social media you've probably seen us sending mad love over to Erika Moen's newest project Oh Joy, Sex Toy. We were recently inspired once again by Lucy Bellwood's guest post about Rope Bondage, see it in its entirety at OhJoySexToy.com.

    Erika Moen is doing wonderful things over at this new site and we are loving every moment of it. You can read more about what inspires Moen and the adult product review comic/blog/strip at Autostraddle.com.

    According to the interview, Moen's journey to Oh Joy, Sex Toy includes half of her life drawing comics, a stint on reality tv and advice from her mentor, Robert Khoo. He helped her realize her audience of "dicks and vaginas" and create something truly magical and extremely satisfying.

    Check out Lucy's comic to start your journey into the wonderful world of rope bondage and enjoy our suggestions below. Make sure you stay tuned to Oh Joy, Sex Toy and here in the Lovehoney blog.

    Fifty Shades of Grey Ben Wa BallsWe've seen a quite a few articles lately bringing attention to a bit of confusion surrounding the use of Ben Wa Balls, aka Kegel Balls or Jiggle Balls.

    I'd like to take this opportunity to dispel some myths in the hope that we can all have better experiences when trying these diverse and functional sex toys.

    Kegel exercises are great for sexual health. The popularity of Kegel and Ben Wa Balls has been on the rise since Fifty Shades of Grey hit the shelves, making it essential that we have the information needed to use these balls properly.

    To help expand your Ben Wa Balls knowledge base, we're giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win a pair ofFifty Shades of Grey Delicious Pleasure Silicone Ben Wa Balls. Just add your comment below before June 21st for a chance to win.

    A happy customer explains: "The difference from these and other workout balls is that they are more luxurious, the Mercedes of Kegel balls… Also, they are easy to remove and easily cleaned!"

    Experts Share Tips For a Sexy Valentine's DayIn anticipation of Valentine's Day we asked some of our favorite sex experts to send a little bit of loving advice our way. Being the kind, loving and sexy people they are, they obliged and sent us some quick tips, inspirations and ideas to make things even hotter and sexier this year.

    Many thanks to our contirubtors for their thoughtful advice, which may just inspire you to try something new and exciting. Looking for an idea to change up your routine this Valentine's Day? These pros have got some ideas for you, and they don't have to cost a thing! You might even find a way to make some money if you're exhibitionist side comes out.

    We'd love for you to share your thoughts and insights in the comments below and join the conversation with us on twitter @lovehoney_com

    Happy Valentine's Day to all of you, no matter whether you're single, coupled or in a more complicated situation - you deserve love and sexual happiness!

    Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, including Fifty Shades Freed, Fifty Shades Darker has been heating up bedroom and bathroom scenes since before Mother’s day. I’ve spoken with very few people who haven’t heard of this NYtimes bestseller and a much larger number (mostly women) who have. From my friends in the scene who tend to have their reservations and doubts, to the more vanilla in the bunch who have stories of receiving it from coworkers or friends of friends - many have had the steamy erotica cross their path.

    Queerie Bradshaw suggests that the advent of the e-readers and the ability to read anything without the conspicuous cover showing has helped facilitate Fifty Shades’s pervasiveness. I think that helps but it’s not the whole story, as I’ve seen many photos of the physical paperback selling out in stores and posted on instagram as beach or airplane reading. For example, the woman sitting next to me on my recent flight home from NYC had no qualms about reading Fifty Shades Freed during the flight. I wish I had taken the opportunity to chat her up about the story’s appeal, but I’m not always so bold.