Dell Williams

Dell Williams

August 5, 1922    March 11, 2015

The entire Eve's Garden family joins the many friends and family of our beloved Founder, Dell Williams, in mourning her death.  Eve's Garden was created by Dell to empower women to celebrate their sexuality as a positive, nourishing and creative force in their lives.  Dell was an an important influence in the growth of the Women's Rights Movement, and she established Eve's Garden as a vehicle to erase the sense of shame and guilt experienced by countless women in society at that time. She often said that our version of "Eve" is a transformation from a fallen, shamed woman to a strong, powerful woman, proud of her strength, sensitivity and sexuality. She also constantly reminded us that she coined the phrase "An Orgasm a Day Keeps the Doctor Away" and wanted that known after she was gone. There were very few women throughout history who cared more about helping women than she did. We will all miss her...  The Eve's Garden Staff 

A Memorial Service Celebrating Dell’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 6:00pm at the 4th Universalist Society Church located at 160 Central Park West (Corner of Central Park West & 76th Street). Rev. Deborah Roth (Spirited Living) and Rev. Joseph Ben-David (Humanist Foundation) will be conducting the celebration service.

Donations can be made in memory of Dell at gofundme


Dell Williams, who in 1974, after being humiliated by a department-store clerk when she tried to buy a vibrator, was moved to start Eve’s Garden, the New York boutique widely described as the nation’s first sex shop catering specifically to women, died on Wednesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.
 
Her death was confirmed by a friend, Mary Elizabeth Greene-Cohen.
 
A former actress, advertising executive and Army Wac, Ms. Williams was for four decades a nationally known advocate of women’s liberation, sexuality and sexual health — a stance founded on the premise, as she often put it, that “women have a right to sexual expression.” ... read the entire article


NEW YORK — Dell Williams, who in 1974, after being humiliated by a department-store clerk when she tried to buy a vibrator, was moved to start Eve’s Garden, a New York boutique widely described as the nation’s first sex shop catering specifically to women, died Wednesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.
 
A former actress, advertising executive, and Army WAC, Ms. Williams was for four decades a nationally known advocate of women’s liberation, sexuality, and sexual health — a stance founded on the premise, as she often put it, that “women have a right to sexual expression.”
 
She was consulted frequently by the news media on subjects including sex toys on Valentine’s Day; the use of vibrators; and the furor around a 2003 song by Britney Spears, “Touch of My Hand,” which celebrates female masturbation... read the entire obituary

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