Considering marriage is the mystical union between Christ and His church, Yolanda Smith sensed that at some point, she’d step outside the box and implement a strategic plan where she could help spice up marriage.
As Yolanda, a native of Memphis, tells it, she essentially had become discouraged in witnessing marriages in the church suffer.
So much, in fact, that the Memphis Hamilton High graduate thought it necessary to start hosting Fun Parties.
According to UrbanDictionary.com, Fun Parties are all-female parties where sex toys are exhibited and sampled. To Smith’s credit, though, she now hosts what she describes as “Co-Ed” Fun Parties.
Having previously conducted Fun Parties sparingly, Smith began to venture out and expand her product some three years ago.
Today, she and owner and chief operating officer of Pleasure World Fun Parties, a rising business in which Smith facilitates Fun Parties for all occasions. You name it: bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, baby showers or, as Smith points out, “just because.”
Moreover, as Smith — an avid sports fanatic who once tried out for the Memphis Belles football team but admittedly “never pursed a position on the team after try-outs” — acknowledges, Fun Parties are amusing and downright informative, particularly for those who aspire to enhance their sex life.
“Mine tend to be very entertaining,” Smith told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during a recent interview.
Among the reasons Smith had routinely drawn rave reviews from attendees and participants who partake in Pleasure World Fun Parties she has at their disposal an assortment of sexual enhancing lotions, lubricants, toys, games, books, and lingerie.
In Smith’s estimation, even the most faithful of worshippers ought to devise ways to enhance their marriage not just through married couple retreats and outings, but rather also in the privacy of their bedroom.
“It is imperative that people understand their marriage can thrive,” Smith explained. “God, love, communication, commitment, trust, and sex are the glue that holds marriage together. These are major components of most Marriages.”
To her credit, sanctioning Fun Parties, by all accounts have become a lifestyle, or sorts, for Smith, a 2012 graduate of Union University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management.
Among the reasons her clients and participants come away mostly inspired and enthused in that they have acquired wholesome, useful knowledge as it pertains to reinforcing their sex life. Because sex, after all, is the integral force that could restore a marriage that appears on the brink of divorce.
“The thing I love about my business is it helps married couples to connect on a much deeper level and, at times, restores a major component for a marriage,” Smith explained.
And not just for married couples in the United States.
Fortunately for Smith, she has been afforded golden opportunities to put her venture on display by hosting Fun Parties in various places outside of the U.S., most notably in Jamaica and the West Indies while vacationing. As for U.S. cities, she has hosted Fun Parties in a variety of places, including Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Little Rock, West Memphis, Southaven, Olive Branch.
And, of course, Memphis, where a number of couples have suffered marriage dissolutions in recent years, in part because of the recession, crippling jobless rate and, as Smith points out, a lethargic sex life.
“My mission is to help women become comfortable, familiar, and confident with their sexuality and how to use that to fulfill a pleasurable experience with their mate,” said Smith, adding that her business is available to couples and individuals of all ages. “I serve all women from mostly ages 26-to-60, I also facilitate Co-Ed (Husband & Wife) parties.”
By and large, her mission for stepping outside of the box by especially targeting those in the church to partake in Fun Parties is to implement strategies for marriage restoration.
She even offers a Biblical passage to back it all up.
“All people should understand that according to (Hebrews 13:4), ‘Marriage is honorable and the bed undefiled.’” Smith explained. “Many times people in the church do not feel comfortable going in adult stores, and rightfully so. That is where my home party business comes into play; they are intimate, private, informative, confidential, and tons of fun.”
Which, after all, is why she deemed it necessary to step outside the box in the first place.
For more information about Pleasure World Fun Parties, call Yolanda Smith at 901-598-5656.
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