Pleasure is a state of mind. According to “Webster”, it’s a feeling of happiness, enjoyment or satisfaction. There are so many things in life that bring us pleasure, such as a beautiful sunset, holding hands with someone you love, or an open parking spot at the mall the day before Christmas. All these things put a smile on our face and make the day just a little bit brighter.
Expressions opposite of Pleasure are words such as discontent, misery, unhappiness, hate, and dullness. These are descriptions of pain, sadness and worry. This is not the way I choose to live my life. I assume others feel the same. Yet, in our uptight society, I’m finding many people to be afraid of “Pleasure”.
I’ve been helping a friend bring to market a product called PleasurePosition. It’s simply a massage face cradle that attaches to your bed, creating a spa-like atmosphere at home. It helps enhance intimacy between a loving couple, which is something that easily disappears after children or many years of marriage. Without intimacy and romance, a relationship can easily dissolve. The couple who once could not keep their hands to themselves, now appear as roommates…. The smiles, touches and sweet kisses are now gone.
I invited friends to “like” our Facebook page or “follow” us on Twitter. The response I got was shocking. Many people said they couldn’t “like” our page because they were afraid of what others would think. They didn’t want their friends and family to think they were looking at a naughty website. Some said the product was pornographic and it would lead to sex. Ummm…. Yeah. Isn’t that the point? It’s meant for couples massage. And what is so wrong about that? Is sex really so terrible? Is it really so bad? It’s something that everybody does. We may as well enjoy it, right? When did “Pleasure” become a dirty word?
It’s a well known fact that sex sells. Marketing campaigns have used suggestive slogans for years, yet people still buy their products. Call me crazy, but I don’t think the following slogans have ever deterred the “wholesome” consumer from making a purchase.
“I ate the bone” – KFC
“Is it in you?” – Gatorade
“You got chocolate in my peanut butter” – Reeses’s
“Our most important package is yours” – UPS
“Just do it” – Nike
“Reach out and touch someone” – Bell
“Can I come inside you?” – Pepsi
PleasurePosition is not pornographic. It doesn’t degrade women or men. It doesn’t hurt anyone. It’s simply a massage table. That’s it. Have some fun. Lighten up and enjoy life. You’ve only got one life to live and you may as well make it PLEASURABLE.