ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Fantasia: a sex party for the shy girl
By Laura Kobetz
The second floor of the Lizard Lounge on Richmond St. was buzzing with eager
beavers last week. The occasion? A Fantasia party, the latest female (and occasionally
Spread out on lush, red velvet were books, bottles, candles, games, lingerie
and, of course, toys. The woman in charge — a small, young, smiling brunette
named Stephanie Tucker — began by handing each guest an order form and
a pencil with a plastic penis on the end.
Essentially, the way Fantasia works is the woman running the party gives a
presentation on the various sexual and non-sexual products available, and then
each woman who wants to buy something goes into a private room and makes her
purchase. For a shy girl, Fantasia parties are a great opportunity to get an
in-depth look at X-rated items without having to walk into intimidating stag
The presentation began with articles on touching, smelling and tasting from
Shunga, a Canadian-made brand of “pamper products,” ranging from
warm massage oils to tingling shower gels. Two of the more delightful and delicious
were the “Chocolate Kiss” body paint ($12.95), which is brushed
on and licked off, and the “Sweet Snow” Body Powder ($21.95), which
is dusted on and tastes like honey.
Most of the oils and lubes are lickable, with flavors ranging from banana
to kiwi, all of which are incredibly yummy. A popular, non-sexual item was
the reusable “Heart Shaped Massage Pad” ($14.95), which heats up
instantly, delivering therapeutic relief to any part of the body.
As well, the books on display offered explicit illustrations and explanations
of sexual positions, including instructions on finding the G-spot and erotic
massages like “the Juicer.”
After much joking around came the racier material. Two attention-catching
creams were “Tickle Her Pink” for clitoral stimulation and “Sexciting
Cream,” a vaginal-tightener/penile-stiffener.
And then came the toys. Tucker began by exhibiting “Hidden Delights,” a.k.a. “The
Buddy” ($34.95). “Everybody needs a ‘Buddy’,” she
said, explaining that this quiet, little vibrating instrument is meant for
the clitoris. One of the newer items was the dishwasher-safe “G-Spot
Lover,” a curved dildo made of glass, which can be heated up or put in
the freezer before insertion, for different temperature sensations.
The most expensive vibrator, called the “Aurora Beam” ($119.95),
combines every pleasuring element into its design. The material is pliable
for G-spot finding, the shaft is textured for internal sensitivity, there is
a clitoral-attentive attachment and it even lights up! There was also a toy
for novices, called “Precious Gems” ($59.99). This slick vibrator
had different sized, soft, shapely sleeves which fit over top in order to imitate
the feeling of a penis.
Finally, Tucker took out a toy for the boys called the “Elastic Lassie,” a
soft tube, used with lube, that fits over the penis giving the simulation of
oral sex when pulled repeatedly.
Even though the subject matter of the party was slightly scandalous, the atmosphere
was pleasant, informative and entertaining. Those who host a party will earn
10 per cent of their guests’ sales, plus receive a few free gifts. All
in all, Fantasia was fantastic!