Romance party! Sure, why not?
I have never thrown a Romance party, but I certainly wouldn't be adverse to the idea. For those of you who don't know what a Romance party is, it's an in-home party like Pampered Chef or Tupperware (Do they still have those?) but instead of selling cooking supplies, you sell sex toys.
I've had friends who have hosted these sorts of parties and recently read on Moms.com about women who have them for bridal showers, which I think is a really neat idea. Everyone could come and buy the bachelorette interesting things for her wedding night and maybe take something home themselves.
I realize this is something that would be very uncomfortable for a lot of women, which is fine of course, but I'm not really embarassed or ashamed or … I don't know, modest about it. It doesn't bother me. I don't think it would affect me any differently to sell toys than it would to sell Avon. You get dry skin, you have sex... It's just a part of life to me. And, despite my irritation with the amount of sex in American television (It's quite a lot. What ever happened to STORYLINES?), I am proud to live in a society where women can have parties like this and it be acceptable.
I definitely think you have to have the right friends to throw a Romance party. It doesn't really do any good to be a seller if your friends aren't open to the idea. Some women don't like to share, which is perfectly acceptable, but it's not going to make you much money. Luckily, most of my female friends are very, very... VERY open about these sorts of topics, so I think it'd be a big hilarious hoot for me.
I can envision us playing games... like pin the tale on the donkey, but different. LOL. I think it would be a very chill job and a fun way to make money. Plus, I think if you host a Romance party, the same way with some of the makeup companies, you get a free gift. So... I donno, why not? :) :)
What about you?
Would it be uncomfortable for you?
Would you be willing to host one yourself?
What about attending one?
So I've heard of them, but I don't know that I would be comfortable hosting/attending one. I am a bit shy/introverted on such things, though with the right group of friends, I could probably losen up more. There's a few friends (very few) that we've started talking and whatnot and oh-look- sex-topic! and it's fine. Mostly, I still feel, though married for 4 years, that it's not to be talked about/hang-upish.