Hello and welcome to jen-dave.com aka "JENnDAVE's Homepage!" This domain was registered on February 20, 1996, but the "homepage" actually debuted on October 1, 1995 (sans domain)... and I guess, in a way, it all really started in 1992 when I (Jen), freshly out of high school, met Dave.
For the first year we knew each other, we were strictly friends... but then, one thing led to another, and eventually we got our own place together, in northern Baltimore City.
Shortly after that, we took a bus ride up to our local mall to buy a computer. Yes, we did actually bring a mid-nineties era computer home on the bus. :-p While I had to take a nap after that, Dave being the bigger computer geek at the time, immediately went about setting it up.
Before long he was "surfing" this new-fangled thing called "the internet."
He quickly became fascinated by how... open... some people were on it; And, it wasn't long before we started being pretty "open" ourselves.
It all started out very simply by posting a few pics to the newsgroups (usenet), but things quickly snowballed in a way we never could have imagined. 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 simply sharing our life together, if perhaps in a way nobody had ever done before.
I've since decided a more accurate term might be lifestyle blogging. The term "blogging" had yet to be coined but, that was essentially what we were doing. And, while certainly "adult" in nature, we never really thought of what we were doing as "dirty." In fact, we were downright cutesy about it all. :-p (Our slogan was "Always a boobie guarantee!")
However you describe it, though, what started out as a hobby, quickly became a full-time endeavor for several years... even though, we still considered ourselves "amateurs." We didn't really have any idea what we were doing... there was definitely no master plan... and, at times, we even felt guilty about the money we were making (crazy, I know... what can I say, we were very young). Really, we were just kind of going with the flow, and aside from just looking to have a good time, we were mostly committed to the ideals of body-positivity and sex-positivity (even if we didn't have the words for those things yet, either).
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, when asked what our goal was with all this, our response at that time was "just 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 twins 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 eventually, I developed a strong urge to just start over. I didn't necessarily want to bury the past, but call it a mid-life crisis, perhaps... I just felt very strongly it was time for a change.
Finally, starting around 2015, I began the process of retiring this site. I did a lot of soul-searching... a lot of job hunting... a lot of everything. It's been a journey to say the least.
So what am I doing now? Well, in April of 2018, I started working as a marketing consultant for a property management company... which is a fancy way of saying I work part-time in the rental office of our apartment community. :-p Yes, I guess I'm sort of back in the rat race, as well... although, I do still have ambitions of doing more, especially in the creative fields.
And yes, I'm still online! A good starting point for connecting with me today is at JenPM.com!
As for this site? It does now only consist of this one page, 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!)
In short (I know, too late), our stories do 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