1. Consider Your Intention For Hosting a Party
Whether you’re looking for bachelorette party ideas, an intimate opportunity to learn about sex toys and sexual wellness products, or are looking for something fun and unique to do with your close friends, hosting a sex toy party is a fantastic way to connect more deeply with yourself and others around pleasure related topics. Before hosting a party, it’s a good idea to think about why you’re wanting to have one so you can ensure you find the right company that is able to support what you’re hoping to get out of your desired experience.
2. Choose The Right Sex Toy Party Company
Just like finding the right wedding planner takes time, it’s important to do your research before choosing which sex toy party company to go with. For most people, exploring topics related to sex and pleasure might bring up awkward memories from sex ed classes or walking into a seedy sex shop and trying to learn about different products.
Companies that are focused on making the experience feel comfortable and fun invest in consultants who make conversations easy and are highly knowledgeable about pleasure products. Does the company you’re looking at do anything to invest back in their community? What is their sales incentive structure? If they require a minimum purchase amount to gain access to certain benefits, there’s a potential for your party to feel sales-y, instead of focusing on the no strings attached opportunity to learn and connect with your friends in a memorable way. Above all, be sure to choose a company whose values align with your own and who you’ll feel right about inviting into your home.
3. Vet The Company’s Product Offerings and Product Quality
There are millions of options for pleasure-related items on the market: clitoral vibrators, suction vibrators, wand-style vibrators, sex toys for couples, bondage items, anal products, lubricants, and more! Just because a company hosts sex toy parties, doesn’t mean they will have all the items you and your friend group might be interested in learning about or buying. Because sex toys are often classified as ‘novelty items,’ there is little to no regulation on what products can or can’t be made of which means if you’re not careful, products you purchase may be made from materials that are harmful to your body.
For example, silicone that is ‘porous’ can harbor bacteria and lead to things such as yeast infections or urinary tract infections (UTIs). Make sure the company you’re choosing is stocking products that have been highly vetted to be completely body-safe and made from high-quality materials. If you’re not sure how to tell if a company’s products are safe, send us an email and we can help you out!
4. Invite People Who You Feel Safe Around
Once you’ve decided which company to host a sex toy party with, it’s time to start planning your event! Even with the most amazing sex toy company and facilitator, if the people in your party don’t contribute to feelings of safety and comfort when talking about intimacy, sex and pleasure, you may want to hold off on inviting them. If you don’t feel comfortable asking questions about certain toys that may feel more stigmatized (i.e. anal products), you likely won’t leave the party feeling empowered or excited to deepen your experience of pleasure or try out a new product you were eyeing.
5. Prioritize Experience vs. Consumption
Especially with something as intimate and personal as pleasure products, you definitely don’t want to leave feeling like you bought something because you felt like you had to. Instead of giving into any sales tactics (which hopefully you’ve already avoided by choosing the right sex toy party company!), focus on really tapping into the pleasure expertise that the facilitator has to offer. A good facilitator will take the time to give you in-depth answers, and help create space for meaningful conversations, all while making it super fun and memorable!
If you have questions about if hosting a sex toy party is right for you, send us an email and we’d be happy to chat with you about what you’re looking for!