Gift Guide: Top 5 Picks For Lovehoney Valentine’s Gifts

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day this year? Or maybe just looking for a sexy extra to go alongside the usual flowers or chocolates? If so, you’ve come to the right place. I have put together this quick gift guide containing five products from Lovehoney that I think would make fantastic presents for a loved one. All of the products that are listed below have been tried and tested by yours truly so I can wholeheartedly say I’m a fan of everything I’m linking below and can vouch for the quality of each item.

Before we get stuck into the items themselves, let’s briefly cover the crucial elements that should be kept in mind when buying sexy presents. The most important aspect to consider when buying this kind of gift is consent. If your Valentine has never used a sex toy before or expressed any interest in doing so then I would give buzzing things and butt plugs a miss for now. You may find the idea of introducing a toy arousing but your partner may feel uncomfortable and pressured into trying something they are not actually okay with. If you’ve never had the conversation regarding sex toys/bondage then gifting items like this are generally a bad idea. I would recommend a massage oil set or light-hearted bedroom game in these scenarios instead.

If consent is not an issue, we can move onto stage two. Your partners preferences. If they have a public wishlist on Lovehoney, you can take a look at the items they are interested in trying and purchase one without them knowing about it until the 14th Feb. However, partners without specific wishlist items can be harder to buy for and this is when knowing their preferences is useful. Take a look at some of the products that are already part of your collection and makes notes of the ones that are frequently used. For example, does your partner use vibrators on a regular basis or are they more of a dildo fan? Do they like and use both often?

Once you have figured out the category you want to buy from, that makes going through the hundreds of available options a little easier. If your partner primarily uses vibrators, are they the insertable kinds or small bullets that are used against the clitoris? Are the vibrations weak or strong? Quiet or loud? If they prefer dildos or butt plugs what sizes are they currently managing? Are they choosing realistic options or toys that do not resemble anatomy whatsoever? There’s no point buying a partner a flesh-tone jumbo realistic dildo if they hate toys that resemble penises and are used to slim insertables. Remember, what you like isn’t necessarily what your partner likes and as this is a gift for them, not you, tailor it to their preferences and interests.

So, now we have covered the basic rules – let’s get stuck into my five top picks!

1. Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator

Does your partner like direct and pinpointed stimulation to their external pleasure zones? If so, I would be recommending a bullet vibrator. Most people have at least one of these vibrators in their collection but this particular bullet from the Freed Collection is a luxury upgrade on a classic. It has a heart-shaped tip which makes it the perfect Valentine’s gift and it’s also rechargeable, waterproof and made from super soft, body-safe silicone. If rigid plastic surfaces are too intense for your partner, this smooth surfaced bullet is a fantastic choice. You can read our full review of it here.

Fifty Shades Freed Crazy For You Bullet Vibrator

2. Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Collection Suede Mini Flogger

New to bondage or looking to upgrade your collection with something more luxurious this Valentine’s? Check out Lovehoney’s brand new, limited-edition Cherished Collection. The Mini Flogger sadly isn’t suitable for vegans due to the materials used but I would recommend it to anyone else who is new to spanking or sensory stimulation. It features an easy-to-use metal handle for solid grip and a velvet storage pouch to secure it in when not in use. If you want to begin exploring your inner red room fantasies during this romantic occasion then this flogger would be the perfect companion. You can read about our experiences here.

Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Mini Flogger

3. Crystal Heart Wavy Glass Dildo

If their preference is insertable products, how about a gorgeous piece of glass to treat them with? This beautiful heart wand from NS Novelties can be used vaginally or anally so is suitable for all genders. It’s made from glass so can be used with any lubricants, properly cleaned between uses and warmed up with hot water or cooled down in the fridge for added sensation. This dildo is average in length and slim in girth so should suit most experience levels. We’ve had ours for a few years now and still enjoy using it on a regular basis. You can read our full review of it here.

Crystal Heart Wavy Glass Dildo

4. Lovehoney Moonlight Collection Lingerie

There’s no better mood setter for a romantic evening in than a stunning piece of lingerie. One of my top recommendations for bedroom wear at the moment is a piece from Lovehoney’s Moonlight range. Each style is made from a combination of satin and lace and comes in a black and wine colour scheme. This range carries sizes six through twenty-four so it’s well accommodating and flattering to most figures. If you are considering a lingerie purchase for someone else, make sure to double-check the sizes of some of their existing outfits in order to get the right fit. You can read about my experience with the Plunge Babydoll here.

Lovehoney Moonlight Plunge Babydoll Set

5. Tenga Egg Lovers Heart Masturbation Egg

Don’t worry penis-owning people, I haven’t forgotten about you. Strokers are a great choice for people who aren’t sure about vibrations or want something simple to aid in masturbation. These eggs are designed to be stroked up and down the shaft to stimulate the penis and induce orgasms. Tenga has a broad selection of these masturbation sleeves all with varying levels of texture and intensity but my top pick for Valentine’s had to be the Lovers. These sex toys are extremely budget friendly and petite so can be taken away on a dirty weekend without taking up too much space in the case. You can read our full review of this product here.

Tenga Egg Lovers Valentines Pack

So that’s all for this years Valentine’s Gift Guide. If you want more personal recommendations (be that for Valentine’s or any other occasion) feel free to shoot me a message with some information about your preferences and budget and I’ll get back to you.

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News: Launch Of New Online Sex Toy Store Lovara!

Lovara is a brand spanking new online sex toy retailer based in the UK. As I’m from England, I love to support businesses located here in order to introduce my readers to the widest range of products, price ranges and popular brands possible. Lovara stock thousands of sex toys ranging from wand vibrators and butt plugs to masturbators and glass dildos. They also offer a wide range of sexy essentials, bondage pieces and lingerie items.

In their sex toy categories you’ll find brands such as Lelo, Rocks Off, JimmyJane, Tantus, We-Vibe and Tenga. More products promise to be added to the site on a regular basis to provide a one-stop shop for all your buzzy cravings. Lingerie categories feature brilliant designs from Leg Avenue, Corsetti, Cottelli’s Collections and Passion whilst the bondage brands range from Fifty Shades of Grey, including the luxurious new Freed collection, to House of Eros and Master Series. Last but not least, the essentials categories feature well-loved products from Sliquid, Pjur, Wicked and Uberlube.

Orders that are placed will be sent out in discreet packaging and eligible for their no-questions-asked returns policy providing they are sent back within fourteen days of delivery and are in their original condition. Lovara can be contacted through phone or email for customer concerns or support and reached on various social media platforms for the latest news and offers. Be sure to check out their website, follow them on Twitter and Instagram and keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming giveaway that we will hopefully be launching very soon.

In the meantime, you can enjoy 20% off purchases with the below code ‘LOV20’.

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Round Ups: Share Our Shit Saturday (#SOSS) Week Five

Welcome to week five of Share Our Shit Saturday!

This hashtag has inspired sex bloggers across the globe to support each other on a weekly basis by spreading the word about each other’s latest content and encouraging other people to do the same. It was created in the hopes of removing some of the social media stigmas that we face and to fight against some of the challenges that these platforms have put in place for us. A simple share takes a matter of seconds and helps us to show these networks that there’s nothing wrong with talking about sex, creating adult based content and providing important education and information for those that may have none.

I haven’t seen a whole lot of posts this week as I’ve been starting a new therapy treatment and trying to schedule a couple of posts myself but there were a couple of reviews and a couple of giveaways I did spot that I wanted to share, so without further ado, here they are:

So Divine Let’s Go Crazy Rabbit Vibrator Review Voluptuous Vixen 

As I love this vibrator myself and voted it as one of my favourites recently, I’m always excited to read new reviews from my fellow bloggers and find out how their experience went. This is Voluptuous Vixen’s first post in a while and I’m so glad that they’re back and that this toy was a success for them. Rabbits that work with an individuals anatomy and preferences simultaneously are hard to find so it’s always lovely to read about someone finding one that works for them. If I couldn’t win you over at the idea of a heating function, maybe they can!

Pocket Pulse Remote ReviewBondage God

Reviews are just starting to trickle out for Hot Octopuss’s latest release, the Pocket Pulse and Bondage God’s was one of the first that I read. His reviews have always been thorough and informative which makes buying toys for my penis owning partner easier. From what I’ve read, he has similar preferences to Tom (my partner) in terms of stimulation so a positive review for a vibrator from him often means a similar response from T. The only problem with this is that I’m now starting to develop a list of things that I think my partner would love and I’m tempted to spend all of my money..

Scanderella’s 2nd Blogiversary GiveawayScanderella

One of our favourite bloggers, Scanderella, is turning two and to celebrate they are hosting a fantastic giveaway with multiple prizes up for grabs. Which ones will you be entering? I’ve set my sights on the Dodil after reading several rave reviews but there’s also a selection of others to choose from. Will you choose the We-Vibe Jive, We-Vibe Pleasure Mates Collection, Doxy Number 3 Wand, OVO R1 Vibrating Love Egg, Fleshlight Freaks Drac Masturbator, $50 gift card to Desirables or a Ruby Glow Bundle?

Win One Of The Satisfyer Range In Time For Valentine’sLittle Switch Bitch

I know I shared a Satisfyer giveaway in the last Share Our Shit Saturday but I have a feeling a few more of these will be popping up on my timeline over the coming weeks as Satisfyer have generously sent all of the bloggers two of each new release. You could be in with a chance to get your very own Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration, Satisfyer Pro 4 Couples or Satisfyer Pro G-Spot Rabbit in time for Cupid’s happiest day of the year thanks to Little Switch Bitch.

That’s all I have time for this week but check back next week for more of my favourite articles, reviews and competitions. Until then, stay safe and sexy. Have a good weekend all! x

Round Ups: Pleasure Panel Reviews For November/December 2017

Pleasure Panel Turbo Status

My partner and I been reviewing for the Pleasure Panel since the early months of 2016 and have had a varied selection of products assigned to us so far. Some of the products we’ve tried have been fantastic whilst others have been at the other end of the spectrum and disappointed us. The last rounds of 2017 were the perfect example of this as we received two items, one hit and one miss. Find out which of these items won us over in the below previews.

Svakom Cookie

The first item was the Svakom Cookie, one of the brands latest releases. It’s marketed as a ‘sensual foreplay vibrator’ and has three tentacles designed to surround the clitoris or nipples whilst the motor works on creating arousal and providing stimulation. Unfortunately, it wasn’t my perfect match once I’d put it into practice and I had lots of frustrating testing sessions trying to position it around my clitoris. The tentacles rotate in small circles which means it falls out of reach of my clitoris each time it moves and there’s no option to turn this function off. I didn’t orgasm with it once, which is disappointing, as I loved the packaging, colour scheme and other aesthetic features but the motor, noise and function departments all need some tweaking to make it perfect for me.

Love Layla Designs Bundle Pleasure Panel Review

Our second review comes from a bonus round that was held for Cara Sutra Patrons. Five pledges received a bundle of items to review and ours included the Love Layla Designs Blow Me Balloons, Wine Tag and Valentine’s Cards. We hadn’t heard of this business before but once we visited their website we fell in love with the sarcastic surprises, fabulously flirty gifts and cheeky cards that greeted us. None of the above items are typical of what we review but we thoroughly enjoyed exploring our bundle and absolutely loved everything that was inside. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this brand to others that share our sense of dry humour for special occasion cards and novelty gift tags.

That concludes the last of our 2017 contributions to the Pleasure Panel with thanks once again to Cara Sutra, Svakom and Love Layla Designs. If you are a member of the Pleasure Panel and would like to be eligible for future bonus rounds, be sure to check out Cara’s Patreon.

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Round Ups: Share Our Shit Saturday (#SOSS) Week Four

Welcome to the first Share Our Shit Saturday of 2018!

This is a hashtag that has inspired sex bloggers all over the world to support each other on a weekly basis by spreading the word about each others content and encouraging other people to do the same. It was created in the hopes of removing some of the social media stigmas that we face and to start the fight against some of the challenges that these platforms put in place to “protect the children” and those that are embarrassed about open sexual discussions. A simple share takes just a few seconds and helps us to show these platforms that there’s nothing wrong with talking about sex, creating content for adults and/or providing important sex education for people who may have none. Join in the conversation on social media to share your favourite shit each week by using the hashtag #SOSS.

I have not been the most reliable poster on this hashtag thus far but I am going to do my best to remember to write these posts on time going forward. So without further ado, let’s get stuck into the posts I’ve been loving over the past couple of weeks!

Five Ways Sex Toy Companies Could Be Better in 2018Miss Jezebella

 If you’re a sex blogger, member of the sex positive community or even a retailer/manufacturer you may have noticed the colossal amount of fuck-ups that companies made last year. Miss Jezebella wrote this great post which draws attention to just a few of the main issues that currently exist and I agree with all of their points. It must have been hard to narrow it down to just five ways that the industry could improve but I think they’ve nailed the most important problems in this post and I’d love it if  certain brands and companies would take some notes from it and do better in 2018.

Blush Novelties Avant D5 Striped Silicone Dildo Review Phallophile Reviews

One of the first blogs I search when new silicone insertables are released is Phallophile Reviews and that’s because it’s highly likely that I’ll find information on the product I’m looking for there. I was not disappointed when I set out on my search for people’s experiences with these gorgeous dildos from Blush Novelties and came across this post. This review of the D5 ‘Sin City’ is so informative that I left the page feeling like I knew this dildo inside and out without even trying it for myself. If you are as curious about this range as me then definitely check out this review but keep your wallet handy as you’ll probably be wanting to add one to your shopping basket afterwards.

What’s In My Bag? Daddy Dom / little girl EditionA Poly Princess

As a tween I spent hours on YouTube watching what’s in my bag videos so this post gave me memories of those times. This edition may be different to the ones I used to look at as the contents are not the usual keys, phone and packets of gum but I really enjoyed reading through it. If you’re keen to learn more about the Daddy Dom / little girl scene then this post would be the perfect place to start. I feel like I know more about littles after reading this and ultimately that enables me to be more understanding of people within my community and the things that they’re interested in. I’m hoping there will be a second part to this post so please let A Poly Princess know if you would like to know more too!

 Satisfyer Pro Plus Vibration Giveawaydownthebunnyrabbithole

Does anyone else have the January blues? If you answered yes then downthebunnyrabbithole may just have something to cheer you up. It’s the chance to win one of the brand new releases from Satisfyer, the Pro Plus Vibration! To find out more about this interesting product, I recommend reading Satisfyer’s Succubuzz which is the review that this wonderful blogger has written for it. It’s made me all the more excited to get on with testing mine out and I hope it will make others excited enough to enter this fantastic competition.

Valentines Giveaway – The Oooh Review

Bloggers are back from the festive break with a bang (and lots of products to giveaway) so I felt it was only right to include another one in this post. The Oooh Review is offering up a Lelo Sona, a Rocks Off Unihorn and a Bumper Thrust Buffer from Perfect Fit Brand to one lucky winner. If you haven’t tried one of the Sona models yet and like precise clitoral stimulation then make sure to enter this competition to be in with a chance of winning one of your own. Best of luck to all who are hoping to get their hands on this fun bundle for a Valentine’s to remember!

That’s all for now although there were tons of posts I could have chosen for this round-up. Be sure to check back next week for some more of my favourite reviews, articles and giveaways. Until then stay safe and sexy! x