What we're about

This is the PUBLIC group for the local chapter of CuddleParty.org. If you prefer to join the PRIVATE group, all events will be cross-advertised. The URL for that group is: www.meetup.org/CuddlePartyPDX and the group name is CuddleParty Portland Private Group

CuddleParty(tm) is a workshop & social event to designed to create a safe space for adults to give and receive platonic touch in a fun and supportive setting while developing clear communication skills. Local chapter of the international organization that started the cuddle movement: CuddleParty.Org

CuddleParty is for:
* Setting limits simply and directly
* Practicing asking for what you need
* Giving and receiving enjoyable platonic touch in a pressure-free setting where boundaries are respected
* Meeting new friends and bonding with current friends
* Enjoying amazing conversations
*Having fun while practicing asking for what you want and saying “no” to what you don’t want
*Platonic cuddling, snuggling, hugging, massaging, napping, spooning, leaning, etc.

CuddleParty is NOT for:
*Touch with sexual intent
* Exploring sexual energy
* Identifying and / or picking up potential dating / romantic / sexual partners
* Nudity

Upcoming events (1)

Cuddle Party (review)

TBD

RSVP here to show interest only. To reserve your seat, go here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16953939&appointmentType=8768722 Only those who obtain a ticket through Acuity link above will be on the confirmed attendee list. ********* How would it be having more affectionate, safe touch in your life? Would you like practice asking for and giving consent without awkwardness? Have you ever been afraid to ask for what you want? Ever wish you could more gracefully and painlessly handle rejection? Have you ever said yes, when you wished you'd said no? Do you miss being hugged, held, rocked, or just playing patty-cake? This event is in affiliation with CuddleParty (tm) and is a "review" which is part of my facilitator certification process. This means that every participant will be asked to share feedback with my mentor via survey. Founded over a decade ago, CP trains facilitators in creating and holding a safer space for consent and touch experiences. The rules are tried and true to create a safe, fun environment for people to connect. Events are 100% platonic, therapeutic, clothed. Touch is never required or expected. ARRIVE ON TIME: Once we begin the Welcome Circle and orientation we can let no one enter late. This creates comfort and safety by knowing that everyone is on the same page about rules and expectations. (You are, however, always free to leave at any time.) WHAT TO WEAR: Yoga clothes. Lounge wear. Pajamas. Comfy clothes. (No shorts. No skirts. No cleavage.) Make sure your clothes and your body are clean and fragrance and smoke free. Some people chose to change into their comfy clothes when they arrive so they know they will be clean and fresh. WHAT TO BRING: Just your courageous, receptive self! If you like, you may bring snacks or beverages to share - but not required. No liquor, marijuana. Be Prepared to STICK TO THE RULES: * Clothing stays on the whole time * You don’t have to touch anyone, 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. * Get your Facilitator or the Assistant if you have a question or concern or need assistance with anything during the event. *Tears and laughter are both welcome. *Respect people’s privacy when sharing about the event. * Keep the Safe Space tidy. THE PLAN: 3:30 - 4 pm - Doors open, Participants arrive, check in, change into clean, comfy, clothes. 4 pm - 5 pm - Welcome Circle.Participants MUST be present for the entire welcome circle if they wish to engage in the Practice time. If you are not here by 4pm you will not be able to participate today. 5 - 6:30 pm - Freestyle Practice time, Closing circle, Goodbyes

Past events (2)

Cuddle Party (review)

TBD

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