Hello and welcome to jen-dave.com aka "JENnDAVE's Homepage!" The domain was registered on February 20, 1996, but the "homepage" actually debuted in 1995... and I guess, in a way, it all really started in 1992 when I (Jen) met Dave.
Freshly out of high school, my family just happened to move to the same apartment community as Dave. Eventually, we moved into our own apartment together and shortly after that, we took a bus ride up to our local mall and bought a computer (yes, we did actually bring a mid-90s era computer home on the bus. We've always been a bit crazy. :-p)
Someday I'll have to write a book going into more detail about everything, but I can say right now that, for over 20 years, this site was truly a labor of love. We were really just an ordinary couple from Baltimore, Maryland, USA and, it all started out very simply. However, as time went on, things got wilder and wilder, and terms like "porn" and "swingers" were thrown around a lot. We always just viewed it as living our lives, though, if perhaps a bit more openly than anybody had ever done before.
I've since decided a more accurate term might be lifestyle blogging... and perhaps even more specifically, body-positive/sex-positive blogging. The term "blogging" had yet to be coined but, that was essentially what we were doing... and, not only was this a record of our life, it was very much based around the themes of celebrating real human bodies and relationships. We didn't think of it as "dirty" and were, in fact, downright cutesy about it all. :-p (Our slogan was "Always a boobie guarantee!")
Also, while it did become a full-time endeavor for several years, we still considered ourselves "amateurs." Looking back, we perhaps should have taken advantage of a unique opportunity... even though we had never even planned to make *any* money with it, we kind of accidently made some, anyway! And, we probably could have spun it all into some big empire... but, our only goal was to have fun.
And, we did... and then some. The whole experience changed us in ways we can scarcely begin to describe. We both learned so much, and not only made some amazing memories, but true friends.
Of course, as they have a tendency to do, things gradually changed over the years... both for us and the internet.
Dave went back to the rat race, some time ago, in order to pay the bills... although he does host trivia at some local bars/restaurants on the side, which he enjoys a lot! (Maybe not as much as taking pictures of naked women, but still... ;-p)
As for me, I gave birth to our twin daughters in 2005, and was admittedly a bit lost in the fog of motherhood for several years. I even had a mommy blog at one point! :-p I did keep this site going, too, but truth be told, it was just never the same.
For many years, it was just me running it. Dave had started it, but after a couple years, I had taken over the reigns, becoming the primary person running things behind the scenes as well as being in front of the camera.... and, especially once he went back to work, it became solely my project.
After awhile, I had a strong urge to just start over. I didn't necessarily want to start completely from scratch or bury the past... but call it a mid-life crisis, perhaps... I just felt very strongly it was time for change.
What am I doing now? Well, I work part-time as a marketing consultant for a property management company. Yes, I'm back in the rat race, as well. :-p Although, I have my own side projects that I hope will develop into something more in the future. If you'd like to find out what I'm up to these days, the best place to start is my personal blog/portfolio at NecessaryMagic.com.
As for this site? It does only consist of this one page, now, which I've left up simply to explain, as well as honor, this era of our lives. All the content... 20+ years worth of photos and videos from those crazy early days... is now all in storage. (Although, you are welcome to view that storage area! Click here to find out how to access it!)
In short (I know, too late), the story does indeed continue... for both of us. As the door closes on this chapter of our lives, though, we want to once more thank everyone who supported us, partied with us, and shared in what was truly the time of our lives! We'll certainly never forget it.
JEN n DAVE