EdenFantasys: The History Of A Sex Shop - Chapter 2, Eden Through the Ages (Pt 1)

Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Welcome to the second installment of EdenFantasys: The History Of A Sex Shop, we will be providing you with a new chapter of Eden's history every other week. We hope you enjoy!

For those of us who have not been at EdenFantasys from the beginning, it may be difficult to imagine the website looking any way other than it does right now. It might surprise some of you to know that Eden was not alway the well organized, sex megastore and community that we all know and love. However Eden has flourished over time, as the community and inventory selection were expanding, so was the site itself.

On EdenFantasys entry into the world in 2002, the site was much smaller, not only that, but the SexIs and Eden Cafe content that now draw so much attention was nothing more than a few posts on the the homepage and were referred to as Anthology. The site also came complete with a Joke of the Day and Horoscope section.

Take a look at the site back then. Fairly basic and easy to navigate. You can choose to be directed to product suggestions based on gender and sexuality, or you can check out the products by category (pleasure toys, sensual enhancers, gifts and gags and video & dvd). You could also find tips and information on purchasing toys based on your knowledge and experience level!

This was also the birth of the Eden Forum. Sign up and win a prize! Check it out, only 8 members and 6 posts. Oh MY!

By late 2003 Eden had changed its look quite a bit, some of toy selection categories are gone, and so is the joke of the day, but the Anthology articles had started appearing at the bottom of the page, under the new title Sex and Sexuality Digest. Most notable is the Bid For Sex Toys feature where you can "Chose any adult sex toy and/or novelty from our extensive sex toys and adult novelty website and name your price. You need to convince us that your price is right. Tell us just how much pleasure you and your partner will derive from the sex toys in question or better yet send us a steamy story having to do with the adult sex toy in question. Be creative, be outrageous but above all be convincing so that we accept your bid " I don't know about you, but I wish I had been around for THAT!

In 2004, though it still had a long way to go, EdenFantasys finally began to resemble the site we are all familiar with, they had incorporated a seasonal banner, and the toy categories down the left side panel are pretty darn close. But wherever is the forum!? You will have to wait and read the next Eden History post to find out!
06/01/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
Dude, that is so freaking cool! Do I really have to wait until the next post to find out? lol
06/01/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Dude, that is so freaking cool! Do I really have to wait until the next post to find out? lol
Lol, you totally do.
06/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Emma (Girl With Fire)
Lol, you totally do.
Damn!


*starts twiddling thumbs*
06/01/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Wow! Can't wait for the next installment!
06/01/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
So cool! Such a big change over the years.
I love these!

~ Patiently waiting for next history lesson~
06/01/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I am really loving these lessons.
06/01/2011
dv8 dv8
How did the color scheme come about?

The 2002 archive surprisingly shows lesbians, gay men and transgender categories on the main page. Pictures of couples in any of the current promo ads are heteronormative.
06/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
Wow, this is so awesome. I also love that some of the same Phallix toys are still available. And there were so few anal toys available relative to now... These were neat to see, GWF, thanks!
06/01/2011
Lily Night Lily Night
I really like these histories, I hope you keep them up.
06/01/2011
Sammi Sammi
This is really cool!
06/01/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
Really interesting. It's so hard to imagine Eden any other way than it is now. It was still a well set up site though
06/01/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I'm a little sad there's no more joke of the day
06/01/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
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Originally posted by Waterfall
Really interesting. It's so hard to imagine Eden any other way than it is now. It was still a well set up site though
I agree! I am really glad you guys are enjoying this history!
06/02/2011
Kindred Kindred
Wow, this is some great stuff you dug up. I love looking at how the site has progressed.
06/03/2011
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Wow, this is crazy! Thanks for the history, GWF. Very interesting. Can't wait for the next one.
06/07/2011
Ilya Ilya
Very cool!
06/07/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by Emma (Girl With Fire)
Welcome to the second installment of EdenFantasys: The History Of A Sex Shop, we will be providing you with a new chapter of Eden's history every other week. We hope you enjoy!For those of us who have not been at EdenFantasys from the beginning, ... More
Those links won't load for me Going to try FF
06/17/2011
indiglo indiglo
Wow, thanks for bumping this, and thanks for the history lesson! EF has certainly come a LOOOOONG way! Those older pages look so difficult to navigate, they have really made a lot of great changes. Truly, it's all those changes that draw me to this place over other online toy shops. So it's working!
06/17/2011
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