We are going to do something different in September and begin with a Pot Luck. Other groups who have not attended Cuddle Party will be included and invited to stay after the pot luck if they choose. The "regular" group that is currently meeting is WONDERFUL and my space does not allow us to expand much more. So, not sure how we will limit the numbers, but we will take our chances and see what happens.
Pot Luck: 1-4p(ish)
Cuddle party: 5-8p (please arrive 10 min, and doors close at 5:10, late comers will not be admitted once the doors close, this creates an inviting space where everyone is on the same page from the beginning)
Any questions please send me, Jodie, or Suzann a message! Also our phone #s are listed below.
Each month a great group meets to share affectionate nurturing touch. As you can see from others comments, it works! If you would like to join us, please register early as the space is limited -- but if you change your mind, please change your rsvp so that someone else on the wait list is able to attend. We meet in a cool (literary) but small space, which is why we must limit the number of people. Thanks
This event is advertised on multiple sites, not just this meetup group, so there will be other attendees than those who RSVP via this group. The group is usually a balanced mix of genders, however we also encourage men to cuddle with other men and women with other women. This is a NON-sexual event, much more about connections!
For any questions you can email or call me, Jodie, at[masked] or Suzann at[masked]-0968.
ARRIVE ON TIME: Once we begin the Welcome Circle and orientation, we do not let anyone enter late. This creates comfort and safety by knowing that everyone is on the same page about rules and expectations.
COST: $10/person, Jodie collects payment at the door, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. There will be some ice breaker activities and a review of the Rules in the first 30-40 min. At the end of the Welcome Circle, if you feel like this is not for you and/or you would like to leave, you will receive a refund.
WHAT TO WEAR: Pajamas – nothing too risqué. Think more comfy than sexy. (More drawstrings, less lace! No shorts.) There are places to change when you arrive.
WHAT TO BRING: Juice or sparkling cider is always welcome. A pillow or stuffed animal if you like. Otherwise, just bring your smiling self.
STICK TO THE RULES:
Pajamas stay on the whole time.
You don’t have to cuddle anyone at a Cuddle Party, ever.
You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. (Be as specific in your request as you can.)
If you’re a yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO.
If you’re a maybe, say NO.
You are encouraged to change your mind.
Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner (s).
Get your Cuddle Party Facilitator or the Cuddle Assistant if you have a question or concern or need assistance with anything during the Cuddle Party.
Tears and laughter are both welcome.
Respect people’s privacy when sharing about Cuddle Party.
Keep the Cuddle space tidy
This is an opportunity to discover greater communication skills in a relaxed setting that encourages us to practice asking for 100% of what we want 100% of the time. We learn to be comfortable with hearing NO for an answer and then to negotiate from there.
Testimonials and videos are available at www.cuddleparty.com