Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Caution: This post is for adults 18 and over only. While I will do my best to keep this PG-13, virgin eyes and ears should be averted before opening any links or scrolling any further. If you're at work, you should probably wait to read this until you're comfortably at home.
My son turns 18 months old today and my husband and I are just now getting our grooves back, so to speak. Having suffered with infertility for several years, our sex life became more of a means to an end, devoid of spontaneity. I had a second-degree tear and some postpartum complications that made doing the deed after delivery very uncomfortable and nearly impossible. And with breastfeeding and taking care of a high-needs, colicky infant, my sex drive dropped considerably. Rather, it was nonexistent. My husband, bless his heart, is a patient man but this period of time really tested our marriage and our intimacy. Now that my issues are finally resolved, we are making up for over a year of lost sexy time. We're trying to get that fun, playful spark back. And we're succeeding with a little help from our friend, Eden.
Eden Fantasys is an adult toy shop and community that celebrates the safe, positive aspects of sexuality and encourages members to rediscover sex. They offer a vast array of sex toys and related accessories, lingerie, condoms and lubricants, lotions and oils, erotic books, CD's and DVD's. They even have party favors for bachelors and bachelorette bashes. Whether you are young or old, a newbie or a veteran, conservative or swinging from the chandeliers, Eden Fantasys has something to give you the sexual experience you desire.
Now, my husband and I are not very "adventurous" in the bedroom, although we do like to flirt, tease and laugh. He is a rare Southern gentleman and prefers a more romantic setting (yes, I realize I am a lucky lady!). So, we fell more into Eden's "sensual love" category. I was very impressed with the ease of navigation on the site. I could quickly find items that suited my taste and peaked my interest. There were tons of reviews to help me narrow down my selections, and customer service was supremely helpful in offering recommendations.
I ultimately chose the Intimate Organics Foaming Bath and the Body Candy Lickable Massage Balm by Sexy Living for my review. I loved that the items arrived discreetly and plainly in my mailbox, so my mail lady wouldn't have a clue what's inside. I wouldn't want any embarassing or awkward exchanges!
The Intimate Organics Sensual Aromatherapy Foaming Bath is a certified organic, paraben-free combination bubble bath/body wash that is sure to set the mood. It comes in three heavenly scents (cocoa bean/goji berry, coconut/lemongrass, fresh orange/wild ginger). I opted for the Cocoa Bean/Goji Berry version, which smelled like a decadent chocolate truffle. The bubbles were plentiful and luxurious, lasting even after the water turned cold. We didn't want to get out of our tub! Some bubble baths can irritate my netherregions but since there are no harmful chemicals, it left my skin feeling soft and touchable. I'd venture to say this was probably the best bubble bath I've ever used. Honestly. And I just love that it is vegan! I will definitely be purchasing this again, to suds up as a couple or solo after a long day.
The bubble bath is romantic but I also wanted something to liven up our foreplay. These Body Candy balms from Sexy Living are 100% natural, petroleum-free and are packaged in recyclable tins for convenience and easy access. Made with cocoa butter, coconut and sunflower oils, scented with pure essential oils, and sweetened with Stevia Herbal Extract (no sugars!), they are safe to use anywhere and everywhere. There are three yummy flavors (Cinnamon Hearts, Orange Creamsicle and Chocolate Mint Truffle) to ensure you won't ever get bored. My hubby and I both liked the Orange Creamsicle the best, although we enjoyed how the Chocolate Mint Truffle tingled on contact. We haven't yet tried the Cinnamon Hearts but what better time than Valentine's Day? They all smell great and we like that they are not sticky or greasy. They glide easily over the skin and are absorbed quickly with a gentle caress. The flavor is very subtle, and left me wanting a bit more (perhaps that is their aim?). If I used a more sizeable amount, maybe the taste would be a bit stronger but since the tins are 1 oz./each, I didn't want to waste it all on one tryst. I want to make it last, so I use just enough for a hint of flavor during a lick or kiss.
Overall, we are both very happy with our experience and products courtesy of Eden Fantasys and would highly recommend inviting her into your bedroom for additional spice. They carry just about anything to help you express your sexuality in your own, unique way. I really like that they offer natural, organic products that are just as friendly to the environment as they are to nookie.
BUY IT: You can purchase the Intimate Organics bubble bath (ARV $14.99) and Body Candy tins (ARV $19.99) online at www.edenfantasys.com. Or visit just to check out what else they have in stock!
WIN IT: Want to jump start your libido for Valentine's Day? Eden Fantasys is generously giving one reader a $25 gift card!
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Giveaway will end on February 9, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: This review and giveaway was made possible by The Product Review Place. As noted above, I received two free products from Nicole at Eden Fantasys to facilitate my review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely mine. Your experience may vary.