How To Bring Up Eden with Friends/Family?

Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
I have a bunch of flyers and I really want to hand them out to family because I'm sure a bunch of them would appreciate it but I've never talked to any of them about sex toys before so I'm not sure how to breech the subject. Any ideas?
06/28/2011
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Linga Linga
Hmm, I didn't have flyers or anything but I just kinda went "so mum.. I'm reviewing sex toys now and look at this new one I got!!!!" I have a very very open family.

I don't think it's anything that you should feel embarrassed or ashamed about and as long as they are adults then just be open and happy about it. Masturbation and sex are natural beautiful things that feel awesome and sex toys should be the same.
I'm very proud of my collection and while I do have it hidden away because of my 8yr old son I would gladly show it to any curious adults. I don't think sexuality should be something that’s kept under lock and key. So I guess my advice is just pass them out with a genuine smile on your face and say this is what i do and it makes me happy and healthy.

Good luck!
06/28/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
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Originally posted by Linga
Hmm, I didn't have flyers or anything but I just kinda went "so mum.. I'm reviewing sex toys now and look at this new one I got!!!!" I have a very very open family.

I don't think it's anything that you should feel ... More
Hmm... I'll think about it that way. I guess I'm just not completely comfortable at the level yet and trying to figure out how to get there. That and I'm really not entirely sure what the response will be. I almost brought it up with several people and then didn't.
06/28/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm the same as LingaLoo. I just come out and tell family and friends. I'm not ashamed to announce it to all who will listen....hehehe.

My mum and bro are open (although bro not as much as mum and I). They even enjoyed checking out the toys I got in each package for awhile there.
I've even told my hair dresser all about Eden and my reviewing. I've even been typing up a review while getting my hair cut...lol.

I brought up the subject of reviewing toys with my aunty who I never imagined had a toy of her own. I'm thinking about getting her another toy from Eden. I have supplied mum with most of hers and am buying her, her first cyberskin dildo in August.
06/28/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
You can mention that you review toys and tell them all about how awesome the website is and explain the flyers and tell them that you want them to share in the awesomeness too
06/28/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
Maybe you could think of some timely ways to mention it, like before a holiday or if you know they're going on a vacation. Perhaps you could couple a flyer with a small gift, and put the flyer in the card: "Hey, I hope you have a great (holiday/vacation/what ever) and enjoy this gift. I also found a great store and thought you might like to check out their selection sometime." Then it's more of a subtle thing, and you put the ball in their court, so to speak. If they want to bring it up later, they'll know you're cool with it, but then they don't have to react to the idea immediately.
06/28/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
it depends on open your fam is. if sex is comfortable topic, then talk to them about it and see what they can do to help. if not, i would recommend talking to your friends exclusively.
07/01/2011
gthang78 gthang78
Quote:
Originally posted by Noira Celestia
I have a bunch of flyers and I really want to hand them out to family because I'm sure a bunch of them would appreciate it but I've never talked to any of them about sex toys before so I'm not sure how to breech the subject. Any ideas?
I do not have an open family. But have recommended the site to many friends, in the kink lifestyle and vanilla. Have had several purchase items, and been very pleased with the selection and service
07/01/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I just was direct and told my mom about it. I emphasized the community more than the sex toys because of the friendships I've formed with people here.
07/01/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
The ironic thing about it is my mom is way open about her sex life but she walks into my room and sees lube on my desk and acts all weird about it.
07/01/2011
Callisto Callisto
My mom is the one who bought me my hitachi wand when it was on sale as a surprise but that is like the extent of our conversations as far as toys. I'd tell her if I thought she wouldn't think of me as super weird. It's like there is a line and even though she kinda crossed it in the past.. if I cross it.. it's way worse.
07/30/2011
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by Noira Celestia
I have a bunch of flyers and I really want to hand them out to family because I'm sure a bunch of them would appreciate it but I've never talked to any of them about sex toys before so I'm not sure how to breech the subject. Any ideas?
i put the flyers in mailbox slits and paper box lol. and my sister has an ef acct.
08/09/2011
kitty377 kitty377
I don't think I would tell any of my family. The only person I directly talk about EF to is my boyfriend. I told one of my really good friends that I ordered a sexy maid costume online and I was on the border about doing it. I'm not embarrassed about sex and I've told a few of my gal pals I masturbate and most of them have reacted funny about it or said it doesn't work for them....

I would absolutely love to have a group of friends who were really open about sex, masturbation, and sex toys but I don't. I am aware of this and avoid mentioning things of that manner to keep the awkward reactions at bay.

Get to know your friends and family on that level. Start by mentioning safer topics before jumping right into vibrators and handcuffs. If you get negative reactions I would just stop there but if they seem more open you should slowly ease them into the idea of sex toys, etc.
11/17/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
Quote:
Originally posted by Linga
Hmm, I didn't have flyers or anything but I just kinda went "so mum.. I'm reviewing sex toys now and look at this new one I got!!!!" I have a very very open family.

I don't think it's anything that you should feel ... More
Lucky you! My family...not like that at all. In fact, a sex toy shop finally opened in my area and my mother went on about how filthy it is, just a few days ago. God help me if she found any of mine, or knew that I reviewed them! I would never hear the end, and she would tell everyone she is ashamed.
My friends, on the other hand, I do tell about my work with EF. That I review products, etc. I figure they might be into the idea and want in on it!
11/22/2011
tlaskowski tlaskowski
Quote:
Originally posted by Noira Celestia
The ironic thing about it is my mom is way open about her sex life but she walks into my room and sees lube on my desk and acts all weird about it.
MINE TOO!! she tells me details but when i say my hubby and i had "fun" last night shes like i dont want to hear it! ny bro is the same way! whats the deal?
11/26/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
I actually told my mom and sister about it the other day because I thought, "Man, I have all these points... HOLIDAY PRESENTS."

But ... we're kind of open in the family anyway so it wasn't a huge deal.
01/01/2012
GONE! GONE!
I wouldn't be embarrassed telling certain family members who I know own sex toys already but some of them... Never!
01/01/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I probably would have a hard time discussing it with my parents, but my siblings and friends are no problem.
01/01/2012
Short Cake Short Cake
I just came out and told my mom, were both pretty open with talking about sex so I wasn't nervous telling her, but I wouldn't tell anyone else but her in my family there just judgmental and wouldn't understand!
05/31/2012
closed account closed account
Quote:
Originally posted by Snozzberries
I actually told my mom and sister about it the other day because I thought, "Man, I have all these points... HOLIDAY PRESENTS."

But ... we're kind of open in the family anyway so it wasn't a huge deal.
that might be a good way to casually bring it up. especially cuz you can focus on mentioning the bath and beauty products, pajamas, and such. and just casually throw in that they also sell "adult" products.

sometimes if you just avoid the phrase "sex toys" with some people it is easier. i figure if you say adult products after mentioning bath and beauty stuff, the person will decide if they want to know more or leave it at that.
10/04/2012
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