Our Mission: To create a community that promotes touch positivity—getting our touch needs met in safe, healthy, and consensual ways. Touch brings joy and comfort. If it could be bottled, it would be sold as an essential vitamin for mental and physical health. ALL of us need more touch and community in our lives. We invite you to join us!
Oregon Touch creates and sponsors a myriad of nurturing touch events. Our facilitators create events that range from guided touch exercises to free form cuddles. Originally named Touch Positive Oregon, this meetup was founded by local event organizers, Stara Shakti and Ashley “Jack” Ohana, on October 1, 2012. They created the meetup to serve as a hub for touch positive events and a resource for like-minded people in Oregon and SW Washington.
Today the meet-up is run by Kristen Reynolds, Ed Seidenberg, and a group of facilitators. We are committed to spreading nurturing touch to everyone who is interested in Portland and beyond.
Past types of events put on by facilitators of Oregon Touch:
• Snuggle Parties
• Games and Orientation Nights
• Snuggle / Movie Nights and Discussion Groups
• Free Hugs Demonstrations
• Educational Events and Workshops
• Trading massage events
We have a yearly fee of $10. Most of our events cost in the range of $5 to $10 depending upon the expense of the room and the facilitator.
OUR NEW VIDEO, “TOUCH” about the touch positive movement can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ecLADiFn4.
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