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What is it? Adam & Eve is the nation’s leading Internet retailer having served over 10 million customers through its website and catalog, and thousands more through their retail stores. With a long-standing history having a “sex positive” motto, Adam & Eve products have been spicing up the bedroom and enticing lovers for over 40 years. Adam & Eve sells only the highest quality products for individuals and couples looking to indulge in a positive sexual experience. Their signature products include:
- Ben-wa balls
- Cock rings
- Love cushions
Each product with erotic content is carefully reviewed either internally or by a certified sex therapist or psychologist to ensure that the items Adam & Eve sells reflect a healthy portrayal of human sexuality.
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What is “sex positive?” Adam & Eve wants consenting adults to be aware they have the right and opportunity to enjoy safe sexual experiences within their own moral boundaries. The company funds an initiative to:
- Inform adults about the issues, trends and cultural influences on the American sexual experience;
- Advocate sexual honesty, and encourage adults to exercise their political influence to maintain their freedom; and
- Entertain adults, encouraging them to “lighten up” about sex and view it as a healthy, normal and positive experience that can be enjoyed within the privacy of one’s own home.
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Who is it? Phil Harvey, founder of Adam & Eve, created the company as part of his master’s thesis in family planning while studying at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1971. The inception of Adam & Eve came after Harvey’s time with the Peace Corps. He traveled throughout Africa, noticed the rapid spread of sexually transmitted diseases and identified a growing problem with overpopulation. Harvey challenged laws that made it illegal to sell/distribute birth control through the U.S. mail and from this endeavor, the Adam & Eve catalog was born. By doing this, Harvey created the first ever mail order contraceptive/sex-based business in the United States. For the first decade, Harvey experienced great success, and Adam & Eve was becoming a mainstream household name. This unfortunately caused a conservative uproar within the Reagan administration. Throughout the mid-1980s and into the early 1990s, Harvey fought against what he believed to be a corrupt and power-hungry justice system to ensure each American’s right to participate in healthy sexual encounters while being active in their own sexual decision-making. Today, Adam & Eve is the largest and most respected adult product company in the country.
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How much is it? Adam & Eve products range in price depending on the individual item. Signature products range from $6.95 to $99.95. There is a price point for every budget.
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What else? The Adam & Eve company culture is one based on giving back. Over 25% of all revenue is donated to international charities through DKT International, a non-profit continuation of Phil Harvey’s original mail order business. DKT provides family planning, health care and sex education materials to nine Third World countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It ranks among the top international family planning and AIDS prevention organizations worldwide. Adam & Eve also supports sexual health education by sponsoring the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) & the Center for Family Life Education (CFLE), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and others.
International family planning experts have called Harvey’s efforts one of the most effective front-line strategies against the spread of AIDS. Not only is each purchase of Adam & Eve benefiting others overseas, it is helping those right in our own backyard with annual donations being made to local charities such as Relay For Life, the Make-A-Wish foundation and many more. Employees also get involved by volunteering monthly for Meals on Wheels, the Christmas Angel Tree (where employees bring in gifts for children), Thanksgiving dinner boxes, various food collections, blood drives, etc.
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Where can I get it? Adam & Eve signature products are available for purchase at www.adamandeve.com, through their mail order catalog and at over 50 retail stores with plans underway for 75 more locations.
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Liberate yourself! The Top 10 Toys for Self-Satisfaction: A positive sexual experience does not always include participation by a sexual partner, and with the Adam & Eve signature toys, satisfaction can be brought into your own hands. In fact, Adam & Eve has one of the most stringent product approval processes in the industry.
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem: the Perks of Shopping for Your Sex Life Online: Spicing up your sex life no longer requires you to put on your shoes, hop in the car and head down to the store. While there is no shame in shopping in stores, sometimes individuals prefer to shop in the comfort of their own home. This story could highlight the enormous adult mail order business, the convenience of shopping online and how a person’s sex life will benefit from their confidential purchases.
Knocking on the Back Door – Positive Products for Anal Pleasure: Ensuring a positive sexual experience is the goal at Adam & Eve. Trying new things can be intimidating, but branching out often is just what you need to spice up the bedroom. This story could serve as a guide to those looking to try something new.
Fighting for Sex Education World Wide: With 25% of Adam & Eve’s profits going to support sex education, family planning and health care in nine Third World countries, the company is one of the leading international organizations of its kind promoting AIDS prevention.
From Back Alleys to the American Mailbox: Historically, the concept of human sexuality was so taboo that sex shops were only deemed appropriate in a back alley or secret setting. Today, it is completely appropriate for an adult catalog to arrive in your mailbox without anyone blinking an eye. This story could highlight the evolution of sex products, from being sold in those back alleys to the American mailbox and retail stores nationwide.
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