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 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.
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.
Erika Moen took the Sqweel 2 for a test drive and had a lot of laughs. You can read and see her comic review here at Oh Joy, Sex Toy.
We've partnered with Erika to give you an opportunity to win a Sqweel 2 of your very own! Plus a bottle of Lovehoney Enjoy Lube to make sure you have everything you need. Just follow @Lovehoney_com on Twitter and comment below before July 8th.
Enter to win a Sqweel 2 (and Lube!) this week. Give@Lovehoney_com a follow, and then leave a comment right here to be entered into the giveaway!
Erika had some fun with the Sqweel 2, "I found this strange little contraption to be positively delightful… Most sex toys rely on vibration or penetration (or both!) to pleasure the user, but the Sqweel 2 creates an entirely new sensation."
Check out the Oh Joy, Sex Toy review and enter to win your very own Sqweel 2 by commenting right here!
If 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.
We'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!"
We are delighted to introduce the much anticipated and well received Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Products Collection right here at Lovehoney.com!
Lovehoney worked exclusively with the author of Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James, to develop this line of toys inspired by the best-selling trilogy.
If you've been wondering how to get your hands on the sex toys mentioned in the steamy scenes in the books, then look no further.
The same kegel balls, restraints and vibrators envisioned in the story have been brought to life. These are the items used by Anna and Christian to elicit earth-shattering orgasms.
Each product is named after a passage from the book completing the real-life fantasy.
Learn more about the Official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection after the jump.
You really can grow your penis! No this is not a spam email trying to sell you a magic pill.
Bathmate pumps are the real deal, when you're ready to seriously work towards increasing size and pleasure, this is the only pump you need. Bathmate customers have shown that with continued and correct use over time Bathmate penis pumps get results.
Made with quality body-friendly material: Plastic, Polycarbonate, skin-safe rubber and stainless steel, each pump includes a measuring gauge to track your progress. The texture is smooth and the Bathmate pumps contain no latex or phthalates. They are waterproof and submersible and made to be used in the bath or shower for best results.
And the newest member of the Bathmate family has arrived at Lovehoney.com!
Keep reading to find out more about the exciting new Bathmate Hydromax X40 Hydrotherapy Penis Pump model and see the demo video below.
Have you seen the newest kegel exerciser, dildo, sex toy, love machine from the thoughtful and innovative folks at Aneros?
If you're looking at the lovely red toy pictured here at left, now you have. Meet Evi, much more than a cute silicone spaceship shape.
Evi is a kegel powerhouse like no other insertable silicone toy, created for both health and pure pleasure. Not only does it work your kegel, aka pelvic floor, muscles — these muscles make orgasms happen, exercising them keeps the entire pelvic area strong and healthy, as well as having many other benefits — Evi also strives to hit all the right spots. I'm talking about G-spots and clits and everything in between.
Read more about Evi after the jump and see a video review from Ducky Doolittle.