I figure I will make Fridays the day when I share games and other fun ideas to incorporate into your Pure Romance or other party plan parties.
The “Other Name” Game
Hand out sheets of paper and pens.
- Choose a sexual body part word, for example: vagina, penis, testicles, breasts, anus, etc.
- Set a timer for one minute and instruct the guests to write down as many “other names” for that word as they can think of. They can be euphemisms, slang, pet names, words used on TV and in movies, random words that remind the person of the body part.
- The consultant chooses a guest at random or starts with the hostess and has her read her list. As she reads, if someone else has written the same word, she should yell, “Got it!”. Then everyone who has also written that word should mark it off her list. The reader continues reading until she has finished her list. Then you move on to another guest who still has words on her list and repeat. Continue until everyone has had her words read.
- You can give a prize to the guest with the longest list, guest with the most number of words not on anyone else’s list or the guest with the craziest “other name” as chosen by the hostess.
This is an icebreaker game I invented myself that gets people laughing and talking about their own experiences. It also has the added bonus of bringing up the topic of proper terminology and how using real words instead of euphemisms rejects shame and embraces our rights and power over our own bodies.