Girls Night In

I find it funny that I wrote about sex on Easter Sunday, one of the holiest days of the year, but I mean I’m going to hell anyway so its all irrelevant to me.

Last Friday night my roommates and I hosted a Pure Romance party, which for those who are unfamiliar is pretty much a sex toy/accessory party. Your group gets to explore a variety of products, as well as entertain your senses by smelling and feeling them prior to buying  so you know what you are getting yourself into. It was an eye-opening process for me to say the least, as I was a sex toy novice, and there was comfort in being in your own home throughout the whole process, as opposed to walking around creepy peep show/XXX shops while old men stare at you – which definitely does NOT make you want to buy anything.) Its crazy that NYC, for all its stores geared towards sex, has yet to make a store that makes people feel good when exploring their sexual interests – or maybe I have not found the right store.

Throughout our girl’s night I got to know my closest friends even better, watch one of them get tied up (the mental picture is still so vivid for me), and learned about items I never even knew existed such as “bosom buddy” – which I will let you figure out for yourself. I limited myself to two products, though by the end of the night I wanted everything in our consultant’s arsenal.

After a few glasses of sangria all the ladies seemed to loosen up and get to talking about our many likes and dislikes when it comes to our sex lives. Typically I am a very reserved person when it comes to that area of my life, so it was very fun and freeing for me to be so open with the girls. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, including our consultant Tricia…who I do not think was ready for my group of friends (we’re nuts).

For all my ladies who have not yet graduated college…throw a Pure Romance party. Experiencing one first hand was one of the most memorable nights I have had at Miami, and its honestly something I wish I had done earlier. Whether you’re an open book or a bit more quiet (on the surface) like me, you and your friends will get closer than ever and I guarantee you’ll leave with a new perspective, and maybe some new goods 😉

xo

Positivity

This may sound crazy to some, but I believe that daily affirmations really work. This is something my mom always told me about but I wrote it off, before I realized that a positive thought process and daily routine can really shape the outcome of your everyday life. They say that what you think can help you speak positive things into reality, so here are my key affirmations. Stick to them every morning and speak them out loud before starting your day (before you check your phone, social networks, etc.) I really believe that they can make all the difference and start the day right.

  • Stop negative self talk (or at LEAST lessen it…I do complain a lot and talk shit which is not cute)
  • Be your own biggest cheerleader
  • Be honest with yourself
  • Meditate and/or exercise on a daily basis to get centered
  • Remind yourself about your uniqueness (this is critical)
  • Eat well and stay fit
  • Forgive yourself and others as best you can
  • Get out of your own way (most of the times we are our own biggest obstacle)
  • Write down your goals and note your progress.
  • Look in the mirror and remind yourself that you are beautiful!