I was having some major writers block last night, so my apologies that this is late.
Before I begin. Remember my Yes, No, Maybe Chart post? Well Charlie Glickman, PhD (my former boss and all around awesome dude) wrote a great blog post on the topic. Check it out!
So, as many of you may (or may not) know, when I was chillin’ back in San Francisco after I graduated from Cal, I got a gig with Good Vibrations as a pleasure party consultant. I was the senior-most pleasure party consultant for the company until they discontinued their program in late 2008.
As of a couple weeks ago, it looks like I’m getting back in the game!
Since it’s on my brain and I can’t muster up anything else (and even though I know this is shameless self promotion), I’m going to talk about reasons why pleasure parties are awesome!
#1 A Sex Toy Store (basically) comes to you!
Just by setting up a date, time, location, and inviting 10-100 of your dearest friends, a person who has some serious Sex Toy expertise will trot out to your house with a bag full of sex toys and answer all your burning questions about how sex toys can make a great addition to your bag-o-sex-tricks.
If you happen to get a rep with major education (like yours truly), you can also get hella other sex questions answered as well.
#2 You never have to leave your comfort zone.
For some folks, rocking into a sex toy store ain’t no thang. For others who have never been in sex shops, who live too far away from good sex shops, OR who possibly had a bad experience in a skeezy sex shop … going to a sex shop might not be within their comfort zone.
Parties are great if you’re really interested in toys, but aren’t interested in being a public space while you learn about them. You can be in the comfort of your own home, or at least in the comfort of a friend’s home.
#3 If you don’t have a lot of experience with sex toys, having a Pleasure Party rep there to help you out can be just what you need.
Because they know the product line pretty well, they'll be able to listen to what your needs are, what you're looking to use the toy for, and steer you in the direction of the best sex toy for you!
#4 Pleasure Parties are a fun way to celebrate basically anything.
Seriously anything. A birthday, marriage, a new baby, graduation from college, Thursday … whatever.
Pleasure Parties are a super cool way to get friends together and hang out AND learn a whole bunch about toys and your body.
#5 You can even do Pleasure Parties in the store.
Don't want to open your home up? Don't want to have to clean up after the party? Many sex shops that do pleasure parties will allow you to host a party in the store either during store hours or after-hours. Which means that after your official presentation, you get the added bonus of being able to take your sex toy home right away (instead of waiting for it to be shipped to you).
Pleasure parties are way fun, and wherever you live, if you get a chance to either host or attend a pleasure party, it’s an experience I highly recommend!
As per me, I will be doing pleasure parties through The Velvet Lily, an up-and-coming store in the Northern Liberties Area in Philadelphia. If you're currently living in or around Philly, you can click here to book a party. If you want me as your rep, put “I’d like Becca as my rep’ in the ‘comments’ section!
Also, here’s a fun review of the store that you can check out!