• Mötley Crüe Sex Toys

    Mötley Crüe - The Official Pleasure Collection, manufactured by Lovehoney and approved by the band, has enjoyed a mainstream media frenzy since its launch at the ANME Founders Show.

    Despite not even being available to the public until September, music magazines such as NME, Classic Rock, Rolling Stone and Team Rock were hot off the mark to report on the range.

    They were joined by countless other print and online titles, including popular UK news site the Independent, who announced the range to its 90 million monthly readers with the headline “Mötley Crüe vibrators: How branded sex toys can sexually liberate fans”.

    Mega US business site Forbes.com told its 46 million monthly visitors that the “dream of having the chance to own a sex toy honoring one’s favorite rock group has finally, thankfully, become a reality for fans of Mötley Crüe”.

    Lovehoney Desire Clitoral Vibrator

    Lovehoney has come top in Good Housekeeping magazine’s prestigious survey to find the world’s best sex toy.

    The Lovehoney Desire Clitoral Vibrator was voted best out of 25 vibrators from various international manufacturers which were tried and tested by a panel of 270 women.

    It got an overall score of 74/100 and was a hit with nine out of the ten women who tried it.

    Good Housekeeping said: “It has a great range of speeds and pulses and is surprisingly quiet for the intense sensations achieved.”

    A Good Housekeeping survey found that 46% of women were more likely to have an orgasm with their vibrator, while 44% found it easier to have an orgasm and 24% said they were more sexually satisfied after using a vibrator.

    Almost one in five (18%) had more sex than before while using vibrators and 13% said their use made them more confident in asking for what they want in bed.

    The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 BDO

    Leading online sex toy retailer Lovehoney has been named among the top 100 British companies with the fastest growing profits.

    Published yesterday, the 17th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks private businesses with the fastest-growing profits over three years.

    Lovehoney is ranked at number 94 nationally and number 9 for the South West region after a 56 per cent rise in profits to £3 million.

    The Bath-based business has launched US, Australian, French, German and EU websites over the last two years and has benefited from the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, of which it holds the worldwide license for pleasure products.

    Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: “This announcement is very exciting for us and we’re thrilled to have ranked in such a prestigious league table.

    “Seeing Lovehoney grow so quickly has been incredible and a very exciting journey for everyone involved.

    “The last couple of years have been fundamental in solidifying Lovehoney as a household name both in the adult industry and the mainstream alike.”

    Companies featured in last year’s league table include the likes of Skyscanner, Tangle Teezer and Krispy Kreme.

    The league table and awards programme is sponsored by BDO and UBS Wealth Management, and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.

    The Sunday Times International Track 200

    Leading online sex toy retailer Lovehoney has been ranked at number nine in the sixth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

    The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over the last two years of available accounts.

    Lovehoney is ranked at number nine nationally and number one for the South West region after overseas sales grew 146% pa to £5.1m in 2014.

    The Bath-based business has launched US, Australian, French, German and EU websites over the last two years and has benefited from the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, of which it holds the worldwide license for pleasure products.

    Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: "This announcement is very exciting for us and we're thrilled to have ranked so highly.

    "Seeing Lovehoney grow so quickly overseas has been incredible and a very exciting journey for everyone involved.

    "The last couple of years have been fundamental in solidifying Lovehoney as a household name both in the adult industry and the mainstream."

    Companies featured in last year's league table include Cath Kidston, Hunter, Specsavers and LUSH.

    Official Pleasure Collection on Access Hollywood Live

    The Official Fifty Shades of Grey Pleasure Collection has enjoyed a mainstream media blitz unprecedented for the adult industry.

    The range, manufactured by Lovehoney and personally approved by E L James, has been featured repeatedly by leading global media outlets on TV, online and in print.

    With the movie dominating the international box office with a record-breaking opening weekend, the Official Fifty Shades of Grey products are in demand worldwide.

    In the US, NBC’s Access Hollywood Live featured the range in a two-minute “Fifty Shades for Rookies” segment telling viewers how to give their Valentine’s date night a “Fifty Shades of Pleasure” make-over, while CBS’s The Insider explored how couples could recreate what they see on screen in Christian Grey’s Red Room using the Official Pleasure Collection.

    Down the Rabbit Hole...

    The world's biggest study of sex toy sales has been published. Researcher Jon Millward analysed one million sales at sex toy firm Lovehoney over a five month period "to shed light on people's sex lives in a way that's never been done before."

    His findings shatter the myth that most sex toys are bought by young, single women - in fact, sales were split evenly between the sexes, and 75% of female purchasers were in a relationship and an even higher 79% of male purchasers were attached.

    Millward, known as the Ideas Detective, specialises in finding funny quirky data and inventive ways to help people picture the data.

    Data came from the UK's biggest online sex toy retailer, Lovehoney.co.uk, and is quirkily named, 'Down The Rabbit Hole: What One Million Sex Toy Sales Reveal About Our Erotic Tastes, Kinks and Desires'.

    Click here to read the full study by Jon Millward.

    Sexpression UK and Lovehoney

    The UK’s biggest online sex toy retailer, Lovehoney.co.uk, has teamed up with sex education charity Sexpression to make sex education more accessible to young people in Britain.

    Sexpression is a national organisation with 27 branches across the UK, whose goal is to create ‘a society in which young people are able to access reliable information about relationships, sex and sexuality’.

    Lovehoney, also known as the Sexual Happiness People, sets aside a percentage of profits every year to support sex-positive charities, and first became involved with Sexpression in March this year.

    The sex toy retailer has helped both the Exeter and King’s College London branches of Sexpression, providing resources for volunteers and events. Lovehoney has also donated £1,000 towards the charity’s National Conference, held in Leicester on November 1st and 2nd.

    The wait is nearly over.

    Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is set to premiere on July 24; Lovehoney readies new lines for Fifty Shades of Grey - The Official Pleasure Collection.

    Lovehoney has welcomed the news that the long-awaited first trailer for the forthcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey will premiere on July 24.

    “It’s great news for the whole industry,” says Lovehoney’s commercial director Ray Hayes.

    “It’s the start of a massive publicity campaign from Universal Studios that will build and build over the seven months until the film comes out on Valentine’s Day 2015.

    Only the Fifty Shades of Grey brand can generate huge mainstream interest like this.”

    Confirmed in a tweet by E L James, July 24 will be the first time that Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been seen onscreen together.

    Lovehoney scooped two awards at the ETO show in Birmingham.

    Lovehoney has thanked its customers after being voted Best Online Retailer for the second year running at the prestigious ETO Awards.

    The Bath-based company was also voted Most Innovative Retailer at last night's event at Birmingham's NEC.

    Lovehoney co-owner Neal Slateford said: "This means so much to Lovehoney because the awards are chosen by the people most important to us - our customers.

    "It was another fantastic awards night from ETO and we were thrilled to do the double."

    Lovehoney has built up a 60,000 strong community on its forum and they provide vital feedback on products and earn discount on products through its loyalty scheme.

    Slateford added: "Customer care is at the core of everything we do. We offer a no quibbles 365-day returns policy on products."

    Lovehoney nominated for prestigious award

    Lovehoney has been nominated for a prestigious Internet Retailing Award for the second year running.

    Lovehoney,the UK's biggest online adult retailer, are nominated for the Customer Award and are up against household names ASOS, John Lewis and Ocado.

    As well as being the only company in its category to offer 24-hour customer service and a 365-day no-quibbles returns policy, Lovehoney are also the only business who accept and carry out customer calls in the Welsh language.

    Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: "We're delighted to be recognised as real players in the online retail world, especially amongst such influential peers. To be nominated once is fantastic, to win is extraordinary... but to be invited back and nominated for a second year running is something we really couldn't have anticipated. It's hugely exciting for us."

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