Hello everyone, I'm new here.

CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
What's the most fun thing for a newbie to do around here? I'm rather new to sex toys overall and I've only used a basic bullet vibrator that I purchased from my hometown's tiny, overpriced 'sex shop'.
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HB042 HB042
Browse, interact on the forums, read some reviews. Check out the Lounge if you want to talk about other things. Look at some other user's profile pages. It's a fun place to be!
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CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
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Originally posted by HB042
Browse, interact on the forums, read some reviews. Check out the Lounge if you want to talk about other things. Look at some other user's profile pages. It's a fun place to be!
So this is a borderline social networking site for adults? Awesome!
07/05/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Welcome to Eden! Tons of stuff to do, take it all in and enjoy.

Might I suggest this thread that Kindred started, lots of valuable information. Tips about EF I wish I knew about sooner
07/05/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Another thing that is awesome is you can join the Mentor Program! That's where you work under a more seasoned reviewer to get a head start on the reviewing process. They also can get you assignments (Under $30 with less than 3 reviews) for free to work on the reviews for. And to sweeten the deal? After you graduate you're automatically an advanced reviewer!
07/05/2012
HB042 HB042
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Welcome to Eden! Tons of stuff to do, take it all in and enjoy.

Might I suggest this thread that Kindred started, lots of valuable information. Tips about EF I wish I knew about sooner ... More
Thanks for this link! I've been around for years but have only been really involved for a month or so. Good info!
07/05/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
Woah, sudden explosion of replies. I shall proceed to check out the link you posted ToyTimeTim (alliteration!) and thanks for the bit of info on the mentor program Ryuson, I really had no clue what that was all about.

Reading, away!
07/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
So this is a borderline social networking site for adults? Awesome!
Well, I mean, most of us aren't Borderlines...

Welcome.

Read the forums and participate, read the Expectations of Conduct (click on the words EoC in the post) shop, and read as many reviews as you can before starting to write, then play and write with the help of a mentor.

Have a good time here.
07/05/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Well, I mean, most of us aren't Borderlines...

Welcome.

Read the forums and participate, read the Expectations of Conduct (click on the words EoC in the post) shop, and read as many reviews as you can before starting to write, ... More
Thanks, I'm sure I'll love it here. @_@ I've been getting points for just talking and interacting on here, that's awesome!

I'll probably wait a little while before looking for a mentor, I still need to figure out what I like (other than a bullet vibrator, my only experience) and see who would be best for an almost complete newbie.
07/05/2012
HB042 HB042
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
Thanks, I'm sure I'll love it here. @_@ I've been getting points for just talking and interacting on here, that's awesome!

I'll probably wait a little while before looking for a mentor, I still need to figure out what I ... More
Do yourself a giant favor... when you look at an item, make note of the safety rating of the materials used. It's worth the little extra you'll spend on say, a silicone toy that you can take proper care of and sterilize, rather than a cheaper jelly toy that may cause you more problems than they are worth
07/05/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
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Originally posted by HB042
Do yourself a giant favor... when you look at an item, make note of the safety rating of the materials used. It's worth the little extra you'll spend on say, a silicone toy that you can take proper care of and sterilize, rather than a cheaper ... More
O_o problems? How so? I thought all sex toys are safe for your body, since they're being placed in the area.
07/05/2012
Nora29714 Nora29714
Welcome!
07/05/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
have fun and browse all the awesome products. you can learn a lot! welcome to eden.
07/05/2012
HB042 HB042
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
O_o problems? How so? I thought all sex toys are safe for your body, since they're being placed in the area.
Some materials are porous, and therefore can hang onto some nasty germs no matter how well you clean them. Even if you're the only one using them, bacteria can breed and be re-introduced later. It's best to stay away from materials that have a safety rating lower than 7 or 8. You'll see links on product pages, on the left hand side, for more information about this.
07/05/2012
Gracie Gracie
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
O_o problems? How so? I thought all sex toys are safe for your body, since they're being placed in the area.
It would be nice if that were so, but some materials are not good for you. Some materials cannot be cleaned thoroughly. I personally will not use rubber or jelly. I will use glass, metal, some plastic and mostly silicone. Here is a link to EF's material guide. That may answer many of your questions.
07/05/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
O_o problems? How so? I thought all sex toys are safe for your body, since they're being placed in the area.
Some materials like Jelly and PVC are porous and can harbor bacteria. They also have the potential to ooze harmful chemicals like phthalates. These can cause problems for some.
07/05/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
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Originally posted by HB042
Some materials are porous, and therefore can hang onto some nasty germs no matter how well you clean them. Even if you're the only one using them, bacteria can breed and be re-introduced later. It's best to stay away from materials that have ... More
O-o alrighty then, to me that seems a bit silly to avoid certain materials just for that reason. Shouldn't anti-bacterial soap clean it decently enough?
But I will at least stay away from 1-2 safety rating ones, as that seems really low for something to put in your own body.
07/05/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
O_o problems? How so? I thought all sex toys are safe for your body, since they're being placed in the area.
A lot of jelly and rubber toys also tend to 'leak' nasty chemicals that can cause infections and, in some sensitive people, horrible burning sensations. They also break down and harbor bacteria, which also can give you gross infections. Stick to plastic, silicone, metal, glass, and wood.

All of the above materials can also be disinfected by wiping them down with a bleach solution, and all but plastic and I think wood can be boiled. This makes sure they're clean and not going to spread infection!
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CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
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Originally posted by Beck
Some materials like Jelly and PVC are porous and can harbor bacteria. They also have the potential to ooze harmful chemicals like phthalates. These can cause problems for some.
Oh wow, I didn't know it could cause hormone changes, (birth defects don't apply to me since I prefer to be around other people's children and not have any biologically) so I need to stay away from anything that smells like a shower curtain.

@_@ this is kinda scary, the sex shop in my town has mostly jelly toys......
07/05/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
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Originally posted by Ryuson
A lot of jelly and rubber toys also tend to 'leak' nasty chemicals that can cause infections and, in some sensitive people, horrible burning sensations. They also break down and harbor bacteria, which also can give you gross infections. Stick ... More
Ah, so most of the toys on this site are above the safety rating of jelly and similar items? Also, I'm learning quite a bit already, it's scary to see how many things aren't safe for sex toys but are used anyway.
07/05/2012
HB042 HB042
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
Oh wow, I didn't know it could cause hormone changes, (birth defects don't apply to me since I prefer to be around other people's children and not have any biologically) so I need to stay away from anything that smells like a shower ... More
I think that's the case for a lot of "in town" shops actually...

As they say, the more you know!
07/05/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
O-o alrighty then, to me that seems a bit silly to avoid certain materials just for that reason. Shouldn't anti-bacterial soap clean it decently enough?
But I will at least stay away from 1-2 safety rating ones, as that seems really low for ... More
Think of it like this. All materials are porous to a point, but materials like silicone have holes that are 1cm big. Jelly and rubber (pretty much anything under an 8 on the material rating scale) have holes that are 3 inches big that permeate the entire toy. If e-coli and bacteria from the environment, and even bacteria from your own body are one inch big, they can get INSIDE the material and start colonies-- that are more than happy to move into the moist, balanced vagina.

That's why even if you clean the surface, you can't clean the pores in the toy where the bacteria is living UNDER the surface. You just can't get to them, but they can get to you. That's why plastic and silicone are awesome, you can just clean the surface and get rid of bacteria because they can't get into the too-small pores.

But yeah, quite a bit of the stuff on Eden is very safe! I HIGHLY recommend silicone for a first toy because it's soft and flexible (and my personal favorite!)
07/05/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
There have been lots of posts made to answer your questions; but most importantly, you will find everyone very friendly and willing to help. Just ask anyone here for assistance. If you need an idea on posting some pictures, just ask me! If you should plan to write some Reviews, do consider working with a MENTOR through the Mentor Program. Their service is very valuable!
07/05/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
Hooray for a friendly community, and thanks to (toytimetim) I found out I shouldn't do the advanced reviewer request, as that makes the mentor lose out on a $25 gift card.

I think my first toy will end up being whatever my future mentor suggests to me, but I will make sure it's not a low safety rating so I can protect myself.
07/05/2012
Kindred Kindred
Welcome to the community!

I just wanted to add that it's great that people are recommending safer materials, however jelly toys do have their place. The risks associated with using a porous material can be negated with the use of a condom. Jelly toys are popular because they are cheaper and have a softer feel. It's not necessarily a bad thing to use jelly toys, toy just have to know the risks and how to mitigate them.
07/05/2012
digit88 digit88
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Originally posted by CoffeeButton
What's the most fun thing for a newbie to do around here? I'm rather new to sex toys overall and I've only used a basic bullet vibrator that I purchased from my hometown's tiny, overpriced 'sex shop'.
read reviews and keep an eye on the forums
07/05/2012
Checkmate Checkmate
I was like a kid in a candy store when I first found this site. Best bet to start is checking out various forums, read reviews, and when time permits, check out what is available at EF as far as toys, lingerie, etc. Big welcome shout out to you.
07/05/2012
CoffeeButton CoffeeButton
Gah, I might go ahead and start looking for mentors, this site has me so excited and I have a grasp as to what I might like to try. Thanks to everyone who helped me (on the thread, my page and in private message).
07/05/2012
HB042 HB042
It's a seriously great community!
07/05/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Welcome and we all hope you stick around, have fun!
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