2012 Eden Catalog - book by EdenFantasys - review by ~LaUr3n~

S.H.S.F.O.S.P.I.U.E. Try to pronounce that!

Eden's 2012 catalog is a great sex toy guide for the beginner or newcomer to the Eden site! It's cute, brief, and easy to read. I'd love to see more items and topics covered in more depth, but this is a really nice representation of Eden, what we offer, and what we are all about.
Great for beginners/those new to EF, Well put together, Scan & Browse codes, We are the "authors"!
I'd love to see other companies featured, Didn't learn much, Some sections brief, Not complete
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

About author

We are the authors, us reviewers here at Eden have been featured in the 2012 catalog put together by some of the wonderful Eden people. If you ordered something in the last few months, you probably received one or more of these. I've got a ton! And, if you haven't flipped through it yet, you should! There might even be a quote from you in it that you didn't even know about it. I'm delighted that I'm in it as well! I love that a lot of the opinions in the catalog are from us in the community. We trust each other and that makes those statements like gold.
    • Engaging
    • Multiple contributoring authors
    • Very personal approach

Content / Style / Audience

The aim of this catalog have many folds. For one it is educational. As an overview it goes over the site, introduced difference toys, materials, types of products, and different EF features. It answers questions like, "How do I know what toys are best for me?" and " What materials are body safe?". It is broken up into four categories:

1. Eden playground - Discover Eden features and have more fun
2. Hot Features - All time favorites and their most important traits
3. Brand mania- The hottest, sexiest brands
4. Materials guide - Find out about the safest materials for sex toys

Eden Playground is the section that briefly touches on the content of the site, reviews, the forum, EdenTube, and Eden Clubs.

Then it goes over the sites that extend beyond Eden like their Twitter page, Facebook page, Sexis magazine (Eden's mag that features bloggers like the Blogess and Nina Hartley!) , and Eden Cafe where us EFers have blog type entries and articles of our our (me included). It's also where all these wonderful contests are run! Next the catalog goes over the wonderful Eden Points reward program and the free gifts that we offer.

The next section goes over various categories of toys and introduces the reader to the classic, best selling ones in categories like: water proof, power house (e.g. Hitachi), whisper quiet, g-spot, dual action, pleasure candy (e.g. Siri), discreet treats, massagers, love muscle ( aka kegel toys), and essentials ( lube, condoms, etc. ). The catalog does not forget about the men! Their categories include masterbators and Tenga. Not just toys are covered, though. Couples and sensual indulgence are included (e.g. oils). There is even a specific section for gift giving ideas. Personally, I think the best gift you can give someone is simply showing them the Eden site. It could totally change their sex life or the way they look at themselves through self pleasure.

Next up is the Brand Mania. Only a few brands are included: Jopen, Zini, JeJoue, Jimmy Jane, and Fun Factory. Seeing that this is the first catalog of its kind, I understand why only a few were touched on, but I was disappointing to see that more cost conscious, trusted, staples of the adult industry were left out. What about Doc Johnson and Cal Exotics?

The last section is about materials and it is only 2 pages, quite short! I would have liked to see a more in depth breath of the different types of materials available. It is still informative, but I can see this expanded much more. If you know nothing about toys, it is an excellent guide to getting started.

Overall the best audience for this is the beginner to toys, or those new to the site.
    • Good mix of styles and content
    • Instructional / educational


I am really impressed with the design because it includes Scan & Browse options for smart phones with that capability. Scanning the codes will bring you straight to the websites or topics that are being talked about on the internet. It is easy to read and keeps your eye wandering through the catalog. It is a total of 34 pages stapled together with a cardboard cover.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Discreet cover
    • Soft cover

Personal comments

This is an excellent beginner guide to the site and sex toys, but I'd love to see it expanded. I think it would be really cool if we could each have our own that other reviewers could buy. For example, they could go along with our personal stores or even just our expertise. If I were to write one, I'd either make it more specific to something like lingerie and my guide to buying items that will flatter you, or I'd make it about buying the best vibrating toys. I can think of a few people here who I'd buy a g-spot guide from! Wink! Wink!

I don't know how much Eden plans on selling this for, but it is totally worth a couple bucks, especially if you are one of the people I said this is best for.
Follow-up commentary
I am so glad to see that more people are noticing, using, and reading this little guide!

I am still wondering how it will keep up with 2012 since it is already outdated and not up with the current products in 2011.
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  • Sugarfina
    Another terrific review, Lauren! Thank you for all the links, they were super helpful.
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