Why exactly does this site have so little bondage gear?

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Why exactly does this site have so little bondage gear?

Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
...When it has so much of everything else? Is there a specific reason? Do they have plans to get more in the future? Or is it just a random choice.
10/21/2012
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- Kira - - Kira -
I think that's because of the owner, Fred. He said something in an interview about not wanting to have lots of BDSM gear on the site.
10/21/2012
Gracefire Gracefire
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I think that's because of the owner, Fred. He said something in an interview about not wanting to have lots of BDSM gear on the site.
That's a real shame. There is still a stigma against BDSM and I feel like having more serious BDSM on a mainstream site like Eden's would do a lot to break down that stigma. If we really want to claim to be a sex-positive community, we need to accept all kinds of sex, even if it's not really our thing.
10/21/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Gracefire
That's a real shame. There is still a stigma against BDSM and I feel like having more serious BDSM on a mainstream site like Eden's would do a lot to break down that stigma. If we really want to claim to be a sex-positive community, we need ...
I agree completely.
10/21/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
There are some safety concerns with selling the heavy bdsm gear. That said, it'd be nice if they sold more, and they seem to be expanding, so that's a positive sign
10/21/2012
Kenneth Fort Kenneth Fort
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Originally posted by Gracefire
That's a real shame. There is still a stigma against BDSM and I feel like having more serious BDSM on a mainstream site like Eden's would do a lot to break down that stigma. If we really want to claim to be a sex-positive community, we need ...
Yeah. My family thinks that bondage gear is exclusively associated with serial killers. And tried to explain that it's what people get in to exclusively for LITERALLY torture-raping people. I wasn't quite sure how to respond.
10/22/2012
Ansley Ansley
There are a ton of reasons we carry what we do, and a ton of reasons why we don't carry what we don't.

A lot of the more advanced gear is custom order; a lot of it is really intense, and if we allowed our customers to take on the task of instructing others on how to use some of the more advanced items then the responsibility of righting any wrongs falls on the reviewer and Edenfantasys. I don't think any of us truly wants that.
10/22/2012
Glinteye Glinteye
Its too bad, but i do see the issues.
10/22/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
It's nice to see more info about this. I was wondering aswell. But couldn't we at least have pvc clothes?
10/22/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
As a faithful Edenite and a heavy BDSM player and member of the kink community, I personally agree with Eden's decisions in this area. Eden seeks to maintain an image of the fun side of kinky, avoid liability and alienating or displeasing their customer base. We live in a world of abstinence-only sex education, antiquated, medically inaccurate, sex-negative information, sexual repression, confusion, shame, and embarrassment full of people who don't understand their own bodies or sexuality. Eden provides a safe, fun, light-hearted, non-threatening, far-reaching, sex-positive, educational, welcoming environment for people to start exploring. To the young woman buying her first vibrator or the vanilla-ice-cream couple looking to spice things up, a vibrator may seem taboo and kinky enough. Eden manages to cater to avid sex toy enthusiasts and advanced users and even some light BDSM players while not alienating these often skittish and sometimes young newbies who may be totally scared off by more extreme heavy BDSM gear. I love Eden and I think they do what they really well and I think it's very important. Much more important than satisfying the needs of a niche hard-core kink community (of which I happen to be a member). While it would be nice to have access to the high quality of Eden's reviews on BDSM equipment and I'd love to be able to spend points to purchase it, I love Eden and the community here and I'm happy they do what they do and wouldn't want to see it jeopardized in any way by them branching into a niche market.
10/26/2012
smlove smlove
Honestly, it's way more fun to either pervert something you already have, or make your own BDSM equipment. A lot of the stuff you buy online is overpriced, or not exactly what you want.
10/29/2012
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