Hello and welcome to jen-dave.com aka "JENnDAVE's Homepage!" This site debuted in 1995 and for over 20 years, was truly a labor of love by its creators, Jen and Dave: Just an ordinary couple from Baltimore, Maryland, USA!
When it began, I (Jen) was 20 years old, Dave was 25, and we were doing what a lot of young people do: having sex, parties, and other adventures! The one thing that made us different? We happened to be some of the first people to share all that online!
It all started when Dave discovered usenet; Specifically the "newsgroups" where people were sharing nude photos of their wives and girlfriends... a practice that was quite novel (at least via online means) at the time. We decided to join in, and well, things just kind of snowballed from there, taking us places we never could have dreamed.
As time went on, things got wilder and wilder, and terms like "porn" and "swingers" were thrown around a lot. However, we always viewed it as just living our lives, 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.
This site had also become a behemoth of content that I'd sort of lost control of and, I had a strong urge for a long time 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.
Finally, though, after much soul-searching, Jenny Dreadful was born! ;-D
I go into more details about what exactly I'm doing now on my new site @ MsJennyDreadful.com, but suffice it to say, I'm having a lot of fun reinventing myself!
As for this site, however, 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!)
I have taken a good bit from the past to use on my new projects, and I've even thought about writing a book! The story does indeed continue. 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