When was the last time someone touched you for longer than a handshake, a hug, or a pat on the back?
Cuddle groups, events, parties and gatherings have been around for decades, but are increasing in popularity as more people realize the benefits of human touch.
Cuddle Party is a fun, safe and purely platonic (non-sexual) way to experience consensual human touch with others in a casual group setting. We welcome adults of any age, color, sex, gender, size, or orientation. Singles and couples are welcome.
All participants are fully-clothed the entire session. The relaxed setting offers opportunities to cuddle without any obligation to do so. That means all physical interactions require verbal consent. If you don’t feel like touching or cuddling with any or all individuals at a session, you are encouraged to do what feels right for you, without judgement.
Awareness of personal boundaries are celebrated in a cuddle party. Exercising communication with clarity and kindness is part of the experience. Learning how to ask and receive (or refuse), and to give and receive affection in the form of non-sexual touch is the cornerstone of the practice.
Tickets: Space is limited and ticket sales will end once we have reached the maximum number of people. Your ticket reserves your spot. All tickets are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the event. Within 48 hours of the event, tickets become non-refundable but you may transfer them to another participant.
The organizer believes everyone should be able to attend Cuddle Party. If your financial circumstances prevent your attendance, please contact the organizer and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Location: The exact address will be sent to ticket purchasers before the event. Please be on time, and account for Austin traffic. The events are held in a residential neighborhood, so please be mindful of the parking situation. There is some street parking, but you may need to park on a neighboring street.
Doors close exactly 30 minutes after the event start time, and the Cuddle Party begins. To create a safe container for all attendees, we do not admit anyone after the Cuddle Party has officially begun.
Be Prepared: No need to bring mats or bedding, as these will be provided for you at the event. If you have your favorite pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, etc. please feel free to bring it.
Scent: Being in close vicinity to others at a gathering not only offers an opportunity to touch, hear, and see, but to smell as well. Please be mindful of your scent and hygiene so everyone can have a pleasant experience. Heavy use of perfumes, colognes and scented lotions can distract from the experience and are highly discouraged.
Photography: The privacy of participants is important at Cuddle Party. We ask that you please refrain from taking any pictures or audio/video recordings while in the cuddle space. We invite you to turn off your phones and/or other gadgets and use this time as an escape from our busy schedules.
What to Wear? Cuddle Party is a non-sexual event. Clothes stay on the entire time. Comfortable clothes like pajamas, shorts, leggings, t-shirts, etc., are ideal for cuddling. You can change at the event if you need to.
Refreshments: Light snacks, water, and tea will be provided. You may bring a snack to share if you like, and your favorite drink (no alcohol please).
This Austin Cuddle Party is sponsored by Mindful Touch.