When I was approached by edenfantasys.com, an American adult store, to see if I'd write a review about them, my first reaction was to blush ! This is a family-oriented blog and my mum & dad read it so I'm definitely steering well clear of any rudey-dudey reviews ! My second reaction was to tutt and think "it should be Eden Fantasies, not Fantasys" - ahhh once a teacher, always a teacher, even at weekends ! My third reaction was to chuckle and think "what do those first two reactions say about me as a person ?"!
So, feeling curious, I waited until the kids had gone to bed and went to have a look. After all, when we were on honeymoon in the States, we had hysterics when we peeked into the huge, brightly-lit, supermarket-style "adult stores" and saw primly dressed grannies, gaily pushing around shopping trollies and browsing the scented candles and feminine underwear sections, as if they had no idea of the more hardcore stuff being sold further down the back of the shop !
The most important point that came across in the email was that there is no need at all to refer to any adult products and that they want bloggers to write about things they are comfortable with and that they know their readers will be comfortable with. As they say : "We are simply asking bloggers to write a general overview of EdenFantasys, perhaps with a focus on intimacy, relationships, and sensual love. In addition to adult products, we also carry a lot of candles, lingerie, massage kits, and novelty items - so there is plenty to talk about while still keeping your post PG!"
It therefore came as a bit of a shock to click through to the homepage and be confronted with scantily clad ladies and a scary collection of sextoys ! You have been warned - do not click through on any of the links if your kids/mother-in-law/boss is in the room, even if you aren't looking for anything compromising, because it will be totally obvious that you're on an adult site if anybody glances at the screen !
Well, I decided to look at some of the tasteful gifts and not-quite-so-tasteful (but still not overly rude) novelty items that could make a nice change from the usual smellies and chocolates if you're participating in a Secret Santa this year. All I keep seeing everywhere is that it's less than 100 sleeps until Christmas so it's time to start getting organised !
I love the look of this Heart-shaped Ice Cube Tray (RRP $6.99) which would make brilliant ice cubes but also chocolate truffles for Valentine's Day. I can see the anatomically correct his 'n' hers Perfect Toothbrushes (RRP : $7.99) raising a smile too and it would save the constant "which colour toothbrush is yours again ?" question from your other half every time you buy new brushes !