A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting an Athena’s sex toy party. I’m sure most of the women already know what this is. Basically a bunch of women get together, pop open a bottle of wine and watch as an Athena’s “Goddess” gives a demonstration on roughly 25 sex toys and products. When I say demonstrate, I don’t mean use them on herself OR on the other women. Sorry to destroy your fantasy guys…
Athena’s makes the process of purchasing sex toys so much easier. You no longer have to enter a small, brightly lit porno shop filled with creepy single men and the occasional couple who look like they just came from Wal-Mart. (I personally love going to porn stores for this very reason - yes the products are fun but the people are pure entertainment). Now, in the comfort of our own living rooms, we can smell the scented lotions, feel the pulsing of the vibrators and most importantly get an education on what all of these toys do for us.
That brings me to my topic of Co-Ed sex toy parties. When I mentioned to Goddess Allison (my Athena’s representative) that I wanted to have a co-ed party she blurted out “Really? I don’t know if that’s such a good idea.” This caught me off guard but luckily Goddess Alison was open-minded. I talked her into it. Though it was only her second party, she gave me her support in throwing this “untraditional” fiesta. When I sent out my invites, my straight male friends seemed to be the most psyched for this extravaganza. Maybe because they would be entering a forbidden sexual land or maybe it was the free beer… Either way, it got me excited to see them excited.
Now I have to be honest, the straight guys really surprised me. They seemed genuinely interested and really paid close attention. And believe me, my straight guy friends are real Guys. Still, they showed a ton of participation. Goddess Alison would ask our group questions and hand out lube if they got the right answers. One guy friend asked six or seven questions of his own. I’ve known this kid for years and I’ve never seen him so interested. He wanted to touch and try out each product, seeing which ones would work best for him and his girlfriend. He voiced his honest opinions – his likes and dislikes with each product. It was like he suddenly turned into the Rodger Ebert of sex toys! My gay male friends were a great addition too. One was responsible for one of the largest orders of the night, purchasing an array of products for him and his boyfriend including Wally, a life-sized penis that can stick to any surface!
Overall, the night was awesome. It was insightful for us and successful for Goddess Allison. Another advantage to a large group is large sales (which is really great because the more my party purchased, the more money they took off of MY order). Gone was the taboo of girls talking about dildos and vibrators in front of men. The guys were honest about their sexual preferences as well. I feel we really bridged some gaps and made some of the males more comfortable with idea of bringing these often intimidating items into the bedroom.
So if you’re thinking about hosting a Sex Toy party, think about including the men. The more women talk about what pleasures them, the more men will understand how to pleasure us. Everyone Wins! If anyone in the North Shore Area would like Goddess Alison to come and throw an Athena’s sex toy party, please message me and I will gladly send over her information. She is a sheer pleasure to have.
A boob cake served at my co-ed sex toy party! Yummy!