About Eve’s Garden
Founded in 1974 by women’s rights activist Dell Williams, Eve’s Garden is the world’s first mail-order catalog and sexuality boutique designed for the unique needs of women. Its clientele is the discerning female consumer seeking to expand and celebrate her sexuality and enhance her sexual experiences. Located on the upper levels of an office building on New York’s Westside, Eve’s Garden is managed by a knowledgeable and friendly staff and offers a discreet, comfortable atmosphere where women can learn about and purchase high quality erotic and sensual toys.
As the founder of Eve’s Garden and a pioneer for women’s sexual freedom, Williams tirelessly worked to help women overcome the guilt and shame women sometimes feel about sex. Williams recently donated her papers and other items from her career to Cornell University’s Department for Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is also listed in the Who’s Who of Sexual Academics and Leaders.
After feeling humiliated while buying her first vibrator in a department store, Williams vowed that no woman should have to feel embarrassed about her sexuality again. She created a safe, private and supportive way for women to purchase vibrators, educational materials and sexual aids without feelings of shame or self-consciousness.
Eve’s Garden was created to empower women to celebrate their sexuality as a positive, nourishing and creative force in their lives. Our version of “Eve” is a transformation from a fallen, shamed woman to a strong, powerful woman proud of her strength, sensitivity, and sexuality.
To that purpose, we have created a comfortable, elegant, and educational environment for women to explore the tools of pleasure, the books, and other enlightening materials to enhance mind, body, and spirit. Our staff is by far the most knowledgeable and friendly in NYC. Please stop in or just give us a call.