There are way too many sites talking about this, really, and I kind of hate to put sex-toy retailer and all-round bullshit artists Eden Fantasies MORE into the spotlight.
But you know, this shit’s just too good.
If you’re not following, Bacchus at ErosBlog gives a great summary.
To quote Bacchus, “It’s epic. It’s detailed. It’s devastating. And it’s hilarious“.
The shortest summary I can come up with is that Eden Fantasies have been building a vast link farm with a ‘link exchange’ program (“if you link to my blog I’ll link to yours”), but has been using technical slight-of-hand to obscure outgoing links. The upshot is that they appear to be networked from everywhere in the sex-bloging universe, while showing absolutely no links of any kind out. The details are brilliant if you can wrap your head around it (see MayMay’s post, above).
The bottom line – covered here, there and everywhere by the above two gentlemen-and-scholars, as well by AAG and others – is that Eden have proven themselves to be pretty thorough scumbags numerous times, in numerous ways. If you want to take a stand, I suggest you read and forward some of those links. At very least, it’s a good object lesson in how sneaky business practices can’t be hidden for long.
I have to suggest, though, that if you have anything to do with Eden, you get the hell out of there. They’re a slow-motion train wreck, and everyone I know who’s been involved with something there has been burned in one way or another.