1. So, Universal Studios have finally released the official Fifty Shades Freed trailer, and we'd be lying if we said it hadn't got all of us at Lovehoney whipped (ahem) into a frenzy of excitement.

    Of course, we've already watched it dozens of times, and we have a few hunches as to what to expect when the third (and final, sob) instalment in the trilogy lands in February.

    Here are 8 things that caught our eye in the new trailer – don't forget to tell us which bits you're most excited about!

    4 Reasons to Try A New Sex Toy

    If you're reading this, you're undoubtedly already at least familiar with the basics of sex toys.

    Chances are that you already have one or two firm favourites nestled away, whether hidden in a sock drawer or proudly out on display (seriously, some of those glass dildos are gorgeous).

    Whatever your situation, it's pretty easy to slip into the habit of having your chosen couple of sex toys and not really ever venturing out from there.

    After all, if it works, why change it? Well, that's what we're here to tell you.

    Here are the top 4 reasons you should try a new sex toy!

    1. 10 Best Sexy Gifts For Women
    1. 10 Best Sexy Gifts for Women

    The holidays are coming, but will SHE? Give the lady in your life the best gift ever this year and treat her to a mindblowing orgasmic experience that will have her glowing brighter than Rudolph's red nose.

    From jingle bells - ahem, jiggle balls - to vibes that sleigh (geddit?) we've everything you need to give her the best Christmas ever. Not sure where to start? Here are our top 10 favorite sex toy gifts for women.

    4 Fantastic Toys For Masturbation

    For many of us, D.I.Y. is a term more often associated with tedious weekend trips to the hardware than something a lot more pleasurable.

    However, 'doing it yourself' shouldn't just be reserved for trying to whip up a shelf.

    During the middle of any stressful period, I can't be the only who could do with a bit of help trying to relax after those long days, and unfortunately, giving up some of our precious time to have some fun with somebody else just isn't a priority.

    However, that doesn't mean that we can't find some of that sexual happiness by ourselves.

    If, like me, you'd benefit from a low-maintenance helping hand to put a smile on your face, have a look at four fabulous toys that are fit for the job.

    Why Everyone Should Own A Realistic Dildo

    As someone who has owned and used sex toys for the majority of their sexually active years, I am a huge advocate of all types of toy and see no problem in possessing and enjoying them.

    With such a large range on the market, there truly is a toy out there for everyone.

    That being said, as the title of this article suggests, I am here to shout loud and proud about the fabulousness that is:

    The realistic dildo.

    Although many people would consider this a toy box staple, there are many others who are yet to be convinced.

    Why does it have to look so realistic? Surely if it doesn't vibrate, it's not worth it? Why does it have balls?

    Well, I'm here to enlighten you as to why these toys deserve a place underneath everyone's bed.

    Sex Toy CarePut on your spring cleaning panties and let's get to work!

    A great way to start fresh is to do a deep clean, but it's also important to keep your sex toys fresh by cleaning them properly all year long.

    While you're carefully curating your sex toy collection and saying "out with the old, in with the new", we're here to remind you to consider proper care, cleaning and storage along the way.

    A recent survey found that only 70 percent of women and 57 percent of the men clean their sex toys after each use. We know you can do better than that!

    In this post we explain the easiest and best ways to take care of all the different toy materials and stains. Click through for our tips to keep your toys clean and make them last.

    ^ tokidoki x Lovehoney sex toys - The exclusive Pleasure Collection

    Lovehoney are joining forces with tokidoki, the pop-culture brand meaning “sometimes” in Japanese, to launch a unique range of collectible designer pleasure toys. The range has been created exclusively for the tokidoki x Lovehoney collaboration.

    celebrateHappy 4th of July Weekend! How will you be celebrating American independence this weekend?

    Whether you're BBQing, chilling out with family and friends or watching all the fireworks, there's always time to sneak in some sexy and patriotic summer fun as well.

    To help you celebrate, we're taking a look at how to create fireworks of a very different kind courtesy of our favorite ejaculating dildos and top-rated squirting toys!

    These explosive little gadgets add an extra dimension to your playtime, with super-realistic sensations and added intensity.

    From Doc Johnson, to King Cock, to njoy, we've got some of the finest names in adult pleasure to ensure that you're in for one wild weekend.

    Just read on to see our favorites…

    Sqweel XT for Men USB Rechargeable Oral Sex Simulator

    When you work at a sex toy business, you spend a lot of time thinking about what's in store for the world of sex, and what the next hot new toy will look like.

    One thing that the sexual happiness people around here definitely noticed is more men and particularly penises getting into the game. Guy are adding sex toys to their self-love sessions and becoming more and more comfortable with sex accessories.

    Numbers don't lie: Over the last year we've seen a 20% increase in male sex toy sales, and that's why we're hailing 2016 as the year of sex toys for men.

    Haven't tried a penis stimulating sex toy yet? Check out 7 exciting gadgets for your cock that are sure to please:

    1. Sqweel XT for Men USB Rechargeable Oral Sex Simulator

    Unlike any other "male" sex toy, Sqweel XT was created to simulate the loving licks of oral sex. Similar to the original Sqweel oral sex simulator, but with a "innie" style this time around to lick your length from every angle.

    sex blogging class Epiphora JoEllen Notte

    Do you Tweet? Spend a good amount of time on Facebook or Instagram? Love sex toys? Maybe you have an affiliate sex blog or Tumblr where you reblog all the sex toy giveaways?

    Turn that hobby into a career by taking the Business of Blogging About Sex, an online sex blogging course from expert sex bloggers Epiphora and JoEllen Notte, which is now open for enrollment in several formats: a group class, an independent study, and individual lessons.

    In Epiphora and JoEllen's combined decade of blogging experience, they've seen a lot of social media successes and snafus. Here are their top 3 dos and 3 don'ts for sex blogging social media success. Sign up for the full class to get the rest, plus how to set up your site, pinpoint your niche, publish captivating content, obtain products for review, build a loyal following, and much more.

    Use the code LOVEHONEY to get $10 off any of the coursework now!

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