Eden Community Chronicle Vol. 1, Feb. 2012

Ansley Ansley


Welcome to the very first issue of the Eden Community Chronicle. We've put together a variety of articles that you may be interested in but might have missed during your travels on the interwebs. Please feel free to converse among yourselves within the thread on the topics that interest you!

Edenfantasys in the Press


EdenFantasys celebrates 2011 and talks 2012. There are exciting changes coming your way! “New features to look out for in the coming year include a revamping of Eden mobile services, and even more personalization of the shopping experience. Play, work, shop and socialize will take on a whole new meaning in the 2012 for EdenFantasys.com.” Look for partnerships with Cosmopolitan and BlogHer in the future! Click here for all of the details!


New Product Releases on Edenfantasys


Beauty in a Box
The Bellezza Box from Principessa Beauty is just one of the many new additions to the bath and beauty lines that Edenfantasys now offers. The kit includes everything you desire for a luxurious shower experience. Rich fragrances help to release the tension of your day-to-day grind and puts you in the mood for a romantic interlude.

Packs a Punch
The Diamond G is a discreet, yet powerful, massager brought to you by California Exotics. And it's pretty, too! If that little gem is too small for your liking, there are two other vibrators in the collection to choose from.

Eden Now Carries the Luke O2
The Luke O2 is a fabulous addition to any toy box and especially for those who already know and love the Tantus O2 line of dual-density dildos. Deliciously realistic and very filling, this would look fabulous in a variety of harness styles. Not a bad price for premium silicone either!


Did You Know...?


Liberator Ramps and Wedges are featured in "Meet the Fockers"; Mrs. Focker uses them to help her geriatric patients achieve an active and fulfilling sex life again. The couples can be seen carrying their Liberator sets from the therapy room out to their cars. The ramp was also featured in the movie "Burn After Reading" with George Clooney. His character carried it with him wherever he went.

A 2,200 year old mummy is believed to have been killed by prostate cancer. It is the second oldest case of prostate cancer in history and the finding suggests the disease could not only be caused by environmental factors, but also genetics.

The first legalized condoms in the US were made from vulcanized rubber in the 1870s. They were expensive and annoyingly thick and meant to be reused.
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Ansley Ansley
Sex and Parenting


22 Things No One Told You About Pregnancy
Everything from your dreams to how you view your partner changes once you find out you're pregnant. We've heard the old wives tales, the horror stories and even the ones about miracle babies, but iVillage gives us the skinny on the things women go through but don't talk about while pregnant.

Parental Quandary Considered: The Sex Offender Next Door Is Not the Problem
Children, just like adults, are most often victimized by people they have regular contact with in areas deemed opportunistic, so what do you do when you get a letter from the Sheriff's department telling you that a registered sex-offender is moving in next door and you have young children in the home? This is a great article for parents who need to articulate the stranger-danger sentiment to their children.

8 Tips to Get Things Hot in the Bedroom After Baby Arrives
Tip number one? Don't compare yourself to other mothers who were ready to get back to lovemaking shortly after giving birth. You are not them, they are not you. My favorite tip? Do it for your kids. Parents who are content in their marriage are excellent role models for kids when they begin their own relationships as teenagers/adults.


Sex and Politics


Buck Angel Responds to Girl Scout Calling for Boycott of Cookie Sales
Girl Scouts of America incited a call for boycotts on their annual cookies sales after allowing a trans* girl to become a member of her local troop. A fellow GSC member published a Youtube video decrying the action. This prompted a response from former GSC member, Buck Angel. Buck stands up for the group's decision and reminds us what the Girl Scouts of America really stands for with a gentle poke to buy every box of cookies you see in support of their decision.

Rick Santorum Is Against Non-procreative Sex - Even for Married Couples
Rick Santorum, how ye never fail to disappoint thee. He's coming for your birth control. The presidential hopeful believes that no one, not even married couples, should have sex for pleasure. One could guess that his intention is to set women back to the stone age, or at least medieval times, when she was barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.

Obama Signs Universal Contraceptive Coverage by Insurance Carriers
Obama punks the GOP. Obama signed the approval to grant access to birth control to all women by all insurance carries and then gave the go-ahead to insurance companies to privately contact women who work for religious organizations to inform them of their rights under the new rule.


Sex and Religion


Sex Banned Until Warren Jeffs is Released
We can all breathe a sigh of relief! The loyal followers and members of Warren Jeffs' FLDS sect are banned from having sex until he's released. No sex equals no babies. While the plan seems wholly counter-intuitive, he's put his proverbial foot down and anyone who does not comply will be forced to leave the organization.

Pastor's Detailed Book on Sex Sparks Controversy
Would you turn to a member of the clergy for advice on how to keep your marriage hot in the bedroom? It seems several members of Mark Driscoll's congregration had turned to the pastor at some point for advice. So many that he felt the need to write a detailed book about sex acts and whether they were biblically lawful or not. Not surprisingly, some people have a problem with this.

Pastor Ed Young Takes to His Bed
Not to be outdone, Pastor Ed Young took to the rooftop to espouse the many benefits of having a satisfying sex life as a Christian. Pastor Young, his wife, and their children laid in bed for 24 hours and answered questions live during a video stream from fellow followers in need of a sexual tune-up.


Sex and Science


Sperm Can Be Stored for up to 30 Years
Scientists have discovered that some species on the planet can store sperm up to thirty years. They slow the aging process of the sperm by reducing free radicals that naturally occur. This could be a significant advancement in discovering the secrets of our own aging process. Is anyone else wondering how they know the age of the sperm if the aging process has been slowed?

Sorry Fellas, Research Shows Post-Coital Cuddling Is Important
I'm not sure we need a gaggle of researchers to confirm this, but they're doing studies on it anyway. And lo and behold, cuddling is important. At least to the female portion of a couple, that is. Also not a surprise? Men fall asleep first, on purpose, to avoid making commitments. (Blame evolution, they say.)

Want to Look Younger? Have More Sex!
Scientists have revealed that having an active and healthy sex life has an affect on aging. Women who have sex up to four times a week look ten years younger than their counterparts who do not have sex as frequently. Ladies, throw all those creams and supplements away and break out the lingerie!
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Ansley Ansley
What's New on EdenCafe

Valentine's Day having just passed, it seems only fitting to be talking about love and relationships. Here are several wonderful pieces written by Eden contributors concerning the only thing in the universe that baffles Steven Hawking.


Another C Word by Ms. Spice
Once a cheater, always a cheater? Maybe, maybe not. Ms. Spice breaks down what she believes are the reasons people cheat within their relationships and how to overcome the obstacles once your lover strays. As we are fond of saying around here on Eden, good communication is the heart of any successful relationship.

The No Guilt Notebook by Androangel
Speaking of communicating...the "No-Guilt Notebook" just might be a relationship-saver for those of you who have difficulty vocalizing your thoughts, desires and needs. It's a safe place for both people in the relationship to reveal themselves to each other.

The Other Woman by Anonymous
There are three sides, if not more, when it comes to an affair and they are often detrimental to all parties involved. Writing anonymously, a woman is able to express her side of the story and if you've ever wondered how people end up in these situations and then continue to be in them, this is a must-read.

Choosing Monogamy by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Monogamy is taking a lot of heat in the media these days and gives us insight into how she and Mr. TexasMama have worked through marital ups and downs throughout their 31 year marriage!


Your Fantasys, Eden-style

What Would You Do if I Kissed You?
Feeding a fuel of desire, Paz explores a fantasy involving the Desire Traditional Vibrator and the Fresh Heart Beaded Nipple Clamps. Erotica written about sex with those we've just met or those we've never met can be some of the hottest lines ever written, they're always an air of mystery and a undeniable pulse of desire behind them.

As Seen in Porn
Chris describes to us in great detail the orgasmic and visceral feelings that can be experienced while watching pornography and indulging in a session of your own at the same time. Truly erotic and very hot, this fantasy focuses on the Crystal Jellies Classic and the Better Sex Essentials Lubricant.

Drenched in Ecstasy
Kate reignites the flame with an amazing shower experience featuring the best of the best in shower accessories. The Locking Suction Handle, the Locking Suction Footrest, the Dual Showerhead and the Sex in the Shower Knee Pads become the star of this show.


It's Weird, But It's News


Woman Sues Married Boyfriend
A woman in Zimbabwe sues her boyfriend after finding out he was already married to someone else when they began their relationship. She claims he never told her, but he says she was fully aware and that he loves both women equally. Eustini Marikiti is suing for US$2,000.

Seattle Library Allows Man to Watch Porn on Their Computers
Despite complaints, a Seattle area library refuses to stop a man from viewing pornography on their computers in plain sight of other patrons. The library states that restricting content is restricting the 1st Ammendment and therefore they won't step in to resolve the issue. Yet, there's a list of "banned" books. Double-standard? You betcha!

Teenager Calls 911 Because Mom is Gettin' Some
A 15-year old girl called the cops on her mother when she got a little too loud with her gentlemanly caller one evening. When the officers arrived, the girl asked to be taken to a Christian shelter for the night. The girl has since gone back home to her mother.


The Devil's Advocate on Sexis


Why I Hate "It Gets Better" by [Roland Hulme
The "It Gets Better" campaign is a movement started by Dan Savage to encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens that life gets better and the bullying eventually stops. Roland, no slouch in the common sense department, points out that Dan Savage is quite the bully himself. This is just one amongst several reasons he finds the campaign ineffective at best and problematic at worst.

Why Being Thin is not a Privilege by Roland Hulme]
Being overweight can open oneself up to a lot of speculation about your lifestyle or personality in general, but is telling someone that they're so "lucky" they're skinny just as bad? Roland explores the idea that being thin doesn't always come easy to some people and how it can be perceived in some circles as privilege.
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Adult Celebrity News and Gossip


Tori Black - Now With a Rap Sheet
Tori Black was arrested in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 21st after an appearance at Sapphire [nightclub]. Having had one too many drinks, she became irrational when the father of her child suggested she might be just a little too wasted to "cuddle" with their child after she returned to their hotel room.

Adult Film Star Pleads Guilty in Gruesome First-Degree Murder Case
Jason Andrews, better known as Addison in the gay-for-play industry, pled guilty to the murder of Dennis "Scooter" Abrahamsen, a 41-year-old tattoo shop owner. The murder took place after a sex party where Andrews was paid to have sex with the man on camera. The plea deal will spare his life, but he is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole, as is his accomplice, adult film star Amanda Logue, aka Sunny Dae or Mandy Kaye.

Bombshell McGee Releases Sex Tape
Michelle "Bombshell" McGee has inked a deal with Red Light District Productions. The tape was released on February 7th. Red Light is claiming that it is the most graphic and explicit celebrity tape to be released to date. Michelle is said to perform with both male and female partners, but the article does not elaborate on the acts performed.


Notable Adult Industry Awards


Baci Lingerie Wins!
Baci Lingerie wins 2 Xbiz Awards - the first for Lingerie/Apparel Company of the Year and the second award was for Sensual Accessory of the Year for it's Lashes Collection. Aren't you glad Eden carries their line?

Shunga Wins 2nd Xbiz Award
They were named International Company of the Year for 2011 and continue to make great strides in providing innovative sensual products in many different formulas and fragrances. Try a Shunga product today!

Jesse Flores Receives Nod from Cal Exotics
California Exotics congratulates Jesse Flores for receiving the Transsexual Performer of the Year Award. Cal Exotics and Jesse Flores have been working closely together for quite some time now and the Transsexual Jesse Doggie Style Love Doll was also nominated for Alternative Pleasure Product of the Year.


The More You Know...


Having sex at least once per week can lower a man’s risk of heart disease by 30%, stroke by 50%, and diabetes by 40%. It has also been shown that men with an active sex life are more likely to live past 80 years.

Endorphins released during sexual activity create a euphoria similar to that produced by opioid drug use. These same endorphins also act as extremely effective pain killers.

Approximately 70% of people in the U.S. admit to fantasizing about group sex at some point in their life, and more than 50% of those people actually follow through.
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Ansley Ansley
Do-It-Yourself Projects


Mechanical Iris Greeting Card
Steampunk fans rejoice! This is a great tutorial to make your own steampunk greeting cards. Not going to pull your leg though, these are time consuming to make but they would make wonderful invitations to theme parties!

Steampunk Goes Glam
If greeting cards aren't your thing, here's a tutorial on how to make a "Glampunk" necklace. Maybe it will inspire you to make your own creation that suits your awesome and individual style.

Quilt As You Go
So you have a ton of lingerie, t-shirts, or miscellaneous pieces of fabric laying around and you want to make a quilt out of it but you don't know where to start or how to keep it going once you do start. This is a fantastic guide to help you achieve your goal.

Romantic Recipe of the Month


Filet Mignon in Mushroom Wine Sauce

Steaks:
4 filet mignon steaks, 1 inch thick
1 tablespoon freshly ground black peppercorns
½ teaspoon kosher salt

Wine Mushroom Sauce:
3 ounces chopped shiitake mushroom caps
1 tablespoon flour
¼ cup shallot (minced)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup red wine (I used Merlot, my favorite)
1 cup beef broth
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/8 teaspoon rosemary
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions:
Prepare Mushroom wine Sauce first and set aside: Combine Mushrooms and flour in a bowl and toss to coat and set aside.
In a medium skillet, combine wine, shallots, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened. Reduce heat.
Add broth, Worcestershire, tomato paste, and rosemary, stir to combine and cook 1 minute.
Add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes, until mushrooms are tender.
Stir in mustard.
Serve sauce over Filet Mignon.
Filet Mignon: Sprinkle steak with crushed black pepper and salt.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat or grill over a medium heat.
Cook steaks for 3-5 minutes on each side until filet is cooked the way you like it.
Serve with sauce.


Chronicle Crossword

Below you will find the first Chronicle Crossword puzzle. All of the answers are adult-themed or can be tied into a euphemism for adult things. Answers will be posted in next month's issue!

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Ansley Ansley
Well, here it is! What do you guys think?
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Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
OMG! I'm so flattered that my article made it here )) This is wonderful, there are so many wonderful things to read that I haven't come across yet. Awesome job!!
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Kindred Kindred
Umm, holy crap! This was a ton of work and you should be congratulated for doing a great job!

My only concern is if the forums are the most appropriate place for this? What about a dedicated EF page that changes as new information is added and in a more user friendly format? Alternatively, how about being able to customize these on our personal pages? For example, something similar to iGoogle where each category is a separate box and we can customize what we want to appear? I really like this but it's almost too much information at once.
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underHim underHim
thanks for the great reading material
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Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Ansley
Well, here it is! What do you guys think?
I think it looks awesome!
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Gary Gary
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Originally posted by Kindred
Umm, holy crap! This was a ton of work and you should be congratulated for doing a great job!

My only concern is if the forums are the most appropriate place for this? What about a dedicated EF page that changes as new information is added ... More
The forum is the central hub for the entire community, that is why we are trying this out here. Plus, this is the beginning of a new 'experiment' if you will, to see what everyone thinks of the idea. We ultimately hope to get the community more involved as this develops further.

(please keep the feedback coming)
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Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
OMG! I'm so flattered that my article made it here )) This is wonderful, there are so many wonderful things to read that I haven't come across yet. Awesome job!!
Yay go you!!! It was so much fun putting this together for everyone.
02/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Umm, holy crap! This was a ton of work and you should be congratulated for doing a great job!

My only concern is if the forums are the most appropriate place for this? What about a dedicated EF page that changes as new information is added ... More
Thank you!!! And yes keep the ideas coming!!
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Ryuson Ryuson
This was a lot of fun! Great idea, everyone!
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Ansley Ansley
Don't be afraid to make suggestions for content, tell us what you love, like or are indifferent about...is there anything you don't see that you want to see? If you'd like, you can also email gary@edenfantasys to pitch ideas.
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lilly555 lilly555
This is so great! I can't wait to get reading
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Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Oh wow - thanks for including my article - I'm shocked...but pleasantly shocked.
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wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Well, here it is! What do you guys think?
Totally awesome job! Thanks for getting all this together for us!
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Kate Kate
Wow this is awesome
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Ansley Ansley
You're all so very welcome and thank you!

Has anyone attempted the crossword puzzle yet?
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Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
You're all so very welcome and thank you!

Has anyone attempted the crossword puzzle yet?
I've never liked crossword puzzles, I'm more into word search, sudoku etc. But I did attempt the crossword for a couple of words that were easy lol. I gave up after that. But this is an interesting concept and I can see it working. As a trial I think its appropriate on the forums, if it will be expanded in the future then maybe it's own dedicated page would be nice. But I get that the forum is the central hub for communicating etc. Great work and it shows effort was put into it
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Kate Kate
i'm determined to solve the crossword!!!
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Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Kate
i'm determined to solve the crossword!!!
You go girl!!
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Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I've never liked crossword puzzles, I'm more into word search, sudoku etc. But I did attempt the crossword for a couple of words that were easy lol. I gave up after that. But this is an interesting concept and I can see it working. As a trial ... More
notes: word search, sudoku

Glad that you gave it a shot! That's half the fun. I promise it's not as hard as it looks. The puzzle, that is.
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Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Well, here it is! What do you guys think?
It looks great!
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wrmbreze wrmbreze
AWESOME!!!
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Beck Beck
Oh this could turn out fun. I am excited to see where this is going .
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PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
WOW, this is fantastic! I would love to see this often. I will read all the fantasies, for sure!! Just like 'Cookie Monster Mike' said, I am more of a SUDOKU guy myself; I love numbers! Thanks 'Stormy' for a job well done! I would love to submit a fantasy for a future publication; oh, wait a minute, I already did!
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Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
WOW, this is fantastic! I would love to see this often. I will read all the fantasies, for sure!! Just like 'Cookie Monster Mike' said, I am more of a SUDOKU guy myself; I love numbers! Thanks 'Stormy' for a job well done! I would ... More
It actually makes me want to go play some lol
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Tuesday Tuesday
This is awesome! It's full of interesting stuff. But now I want to hear about the advantages of regular sex for women too!
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Unique posters: 34