What we're about

Community Cuddle is about being the difference we want to see in the world, healing breaches of trust (election anyone?), and using touch and cuddling for weaving the threads of community tighter, especially between groups who often distrust one another (like wealthy people and homeless folks, townies and college kids, straight and queer). It's about getting connected before we try to problem solve. It's about letting our common need for safe, non-sexual touch create connection. It's about trust, belonging, and consent.

Community Cuddles is for both new and experienced cuddlers and anyone curious about safe, consensual, non-sexual touch. Especially if you're nervous. Especially if you've been hurt in the past and you're not sure touch like this is possible but you hope it is and you want to find out but you might leave right after you get there. Yup. You're welcome too. I'm also looking for those who are inspired to use touch for social justice and community healing to come to this event and become leaders helping make this event monthly and helping it spread to different cities. Interested? Let me know!

It's donation based - either donate an hour of your time or money equivalent to what you earn in an hour of work. Your choice. How do you want to help Community Cuddles thrive?

Facilitated with Cuddle Party rules and Welcome Circle. A few more words about touch: Human beings need loving, consensual touch. It reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and promotes a sense of belonging and emotional well-being. Consensual touch positively affects the way that we relate to other people and ourselves. Without touch, we suffer from something called skin hunger — making us feel lonely, isolated, stressed and unhappy with our lives.

The good news is that loving touch is abundant! Community Cuddles brings together people from different walks of life to explore giving and receiving loving touch together. Not only that, but it promotes a culture that is built around consent! You do not have to do anything that you don’t want to at Community Cuddles — you’re completely at choice.

Upcoming events (2)

May Group Cuddle Event with Community Cuddles

Private Residence near Foothills and Valmont

Please join us for this group cuddling event hosted by Cuddlist and relationship coach, Kassandra Brown. If you'd like to explore private touch-based-coaching, please 'request a session' at http://cuddlist.com/kassandra/. We would love to have people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, races, spiritual or religious beliefs, sizes, and ages, (18 and over please) come together to enjoy respectful, consent-based, platonic touch. This event will follow the rules of cuddleparty.com - see below. We will be in NE Boulder. The exact location is available after you register and purchase your ticket. This private residence is not wheelchair accessible. Please arrive between 3:30 and 3:45. Please give yourself plenty of time to get lost, and get found. We'll start the Welcome Circle at 4. This is a closed event. Doors lock at 4 unless you get special permission to arrive late. Community Cuddles Itinerary 3:30 PM – Cuddlers arrive, help set up blankets and pillows, share snacks, get a feel for the space, and socialize. 4 PM – Welcome Circle. This is the most important part of the event and we ask that all attendees be present for the whole Welcome Circle. This part of the event will include practice setting boundaries and communicating around consent. We are back inside so the doors will lock once we are finished introductions in the Welcome Circle. An exception may be made for a late arrival if you have attended Community Cuddles before and you give us advanced notice that you will be late. 5 - 6:30 PM – Open cuddling! Per cuddle party rules, you MUST ask and get a verbal ‘yes’ before touching or cuddling with anybody at this event and you don't have to touch anyone ever. If you are not sure how to do this - great! We will talk about it during the Welcome Circle.** 6:30 - 6:45 PM -- Closing Circle. Share insights and takeaways before helping to fold up the blankets, finish the snacks, and head home. 7 PM - Room cleaned and everyone has said their goodbyes or made plans to meet elsewhere. ETIQUETTE ARRIVE ON TIME: It is important that all participants arrive before the Welcome Circle. The Welcome Circle serves the purpose of creating the safe space for consensual, non-sexual touch between participants and making sure that everyone is informed about the rules of cuddling.* While you must arrive on time (by 4) you may leave at any time. HOW TO PREPARE: Shower and brush your teeth but don't use strong scents. Many of us get headaches or would rather not be close to someone who smells of cigarettes, perfume, or even essential oils. Your clean self is a good smell. BE SOBER: Do not drink or smoke before or at this event. WHAT TO WEAR: Pants and a shirt. Pajamas. Sweatpants, yoga pants, onesies, t-shirts, sweatshirts are all welcome - anything that you feel comfortable in. Please stay clothed in a minimum of shorts and a t-shirt for the entire event. Please do not wear anything that you consider sexy or risque – think elementary school slumber party. WHAT TO BRING: Snacks are potluck. If you'd like to munch please bring healthy snacks to share. Blankets, pillows, and anything else cuddly help make the space more comfortable. The only thing that you are required to bring is a clean and sober you. THE RULES OF CUDDLING 1. Clothes stay on for the whole event. 2. You do not have to touch anyone at a Community Cuddles event, ever. 3. You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. Please be specific in your requests. 4. If you’re yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO. 5. If you’re a maybe, say NO. You can always change your mind, in fact - 6. You are encouraged to change your mind. 7. Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner. 8. Get your facilitator or assistant if you have a question or concern or if you need assistance with anything during the event. 9. Tears and laughter are both welcome. 10. Respect people’s privacy when sharing about Community Cuddles. 11. Keep the cuddle space tidy. No one likes to cuddle in a puddle! WHY CUDDLE Touch is a basic human need, and many of us do not get enough. In fact, most people don’t even know they are missing touch, or have a way to ask for touch without sexualizing it. As certified cuddlists, we provide individual cuddling sessions and help our clients learn how to ask for the touch they need. We believe deeply in the power of touch, and the importance of communication and consent in creating a safe space for touch. Community Cuddles events are a way for us to bring the value of cuddling to more people and share our passion with the community. Community Cuddles brings together people from different walks of life to explore giving and receiving loving touch together. Not only that, but it promotes a culture that is built around consent! You do not have to do anything that you don't want to at our Group Cuddle – you're completely at choice. CUDDLING WITH STRANGERS Cuddling with strangers sounds weird to most people, and often scary. “Will I like it?” “What if someone wants to touch me and I don't want to?” “What if I say yes and it’s not what I want?” “What if I really want to touch someone and they say no?” Are all normal concerns. My response to all of them begins "This is a space created to ask for exactly what you want, and receive NOTHING you don’t want. You may not get everything you ask for, but more than anywhere else, here you are encouraged to ask for what you want, and say ‘no’ or ‘stop’ to anything hat you do not want." Many people start out nervous at a cuddle event. Most are really, really glad they came. If you'd like to hear about future Cuddles and other touch and quality gatherings, join our group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommunityCuddles or follow the Cuddle Kassandra facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CuddleKassandra Our Group Cuddle is a group cuddling event and we love it - it is NOT a cuddleparty.com official Cuddle Party. Vega DeLeon hosts official Cuddle Parties in the Boulder/Denver area and we recommend you go to her events, too.

June Group Cuddling Event

Private Residence near Foothills and Valmont

Please join us for this group cuddling event hosted by Cuddlist and relationship coach, Kassandra Brown. If you'd like to explore private touch-based-coaching, please 'request a session' at http://cuddlist.com/kassandra/. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-group-cuddle-event-with-community-cuddles-tickets-55293947686 We would love to have people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, races, spiritual or religious beliefs, sizes, and ages, (18 and over please) come together to enjoy respectful, consent-based, platonic touch. This event will follow the rules of cuddleparty.com - see below. We will be in NE Boulder. The exact location is available after you register and purchase your ticket. This private residence is not wheelchair accessible. Please arrive between 3:30 and 3:45. Please give yourself plenty of time to get lost, and get found. We'll start the Welcome Circle at 4. This is a closed event. Doors lock at 4 unless you get special permission to arrive late. Community Cuddles Itinerary 3:30 PM – Cuddlers arrive, help set up blankets and pillows, share snacks, get a feel for the space, and socialize. 4 PM – Welcome Circle. This is the most important part of the event and we ask that all attendees be present for the whole Welcome Circle. This part of the event will include practice setting boundaries and communicating around consent. We are back inside so the doors will lock once we are finished introductions in the Welcome Circle. An exception may be made for a late arrival if you have attended Community Cuddles before and you give us advanced notice that you will be late. 5 - 6:30 PM – Open cuddling! Per cuddle party rules, you MUST ask and get a verbal ‘yes’ before touching or cuddling with anybody at this event and you don't have to touch anyone ever. If you are not sure how to do this - great! We will talk about it during the Welcome Circle.** 6:30 - 6:45 PM -- Closing Circle. Share insights and takeaways before helping to fold up the blankets, finish the snacks, and head home. 7 PM - Room cleaned and everyone has said their goodbyes or made plans to meet elsewhere. ETIQUETTE ARRIVE ON TIME: It is important that all participants arrive before the Welcome Circle. The Welcome Circle serves the purpose of creating the safe space for consensual, non-sexual touch between participants and making sure that everyone is informed about the rules of cuddling.* While you must arrive on time (by 4) you may leave at any time. HOW TO PREPARE: Shower and brush your teeth but don't use strong scents. Many of us get headaches or would rather not be close to someone who smells of cigarettes, perfume, or even essential oils. Your clean self is a good smell. BE SOBER: Do not drink or smoke before or at this event. WHAT TO WEAR: Pants and a shirt. Pajamas. Sweatpants, yoga pants, onesies, t-shirts, sweatshirts are all welcome - anything that you feel comfortable in. Please stay clothed in a minimum of shorts and a t-shirt for the entire event. Please do not wear anything that you consider sexy or risque – think elementary school slumber party. WHAT TO BRING: Snacks are potluck. If you'd like to munch please bring healthy snacks to share. Blankets, pillows, and anything else cuddly help make the space more comfortable. The only thing that you are required to bring is a clean and sober you. THE RULES OF CUDDLING 1. Clothes stay on for the whole event. 2. You do not have to touch anyone at a Community Cuddles event, ever. 3. You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. Please be specific in your requests. 4. If you’re yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO. 5. If you’re a maybe, say NO. You can always change your mind, in fact - 6. You are encouraged to change your mind. 7. Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner. 8. Get your facilitator or assistant if you have a question or concern or if you need assistance with anything during the event. 9. Tears and laughter are both welcome. 10. Respect people’s privacy when sharing about Community Cuddles. 11. Keep the cuddle space tidy. No one likes to cuddle in a puddle! WHY CUDDLE Touch is a basic human need, and many of us do not get enough. In fact, most people don’t even know they are missing touch, or have a way to ask for touch without sexualizing it. As certified cuddlists, we provide individual cuddling sessions and help our clients learn how to ask for the touch they need. We believe deeply in the power of touch, and the importance of communication and consent in creating a safe space for touch. Community Cuddles events are a way for us to bring the value of cuddling to more people and share our passion with the community. Community Cuddles brings together people from different walks of life to explore giving and receiving loving touch together. Not only that, but it promotes a culture that is built around consent! You do not have to do anything that you don't want to at our Group Cuddle – you're completely at choice. CUDDLING WITH STRANGERS Cuddling with strangers sounds weird to most people, and often scary. “Will I like it?” “What if someone wants to touch me and I don't want to?” “What if I say yes and it’s not what I want?” “What if I really want to touch someone and they say no?” Are all normal concerns. My response to all of them begins "This is a space created to ask for exactly what you want, and receive NOTHING you don’t want. You may not get everything you ask for, but more than anywhere else, here you are encouraged to ask for what you want, and say ‘no’ or ‘stop’ to anything hat you do not want." Many people start out nervous at a cuddle event. Most are really, really glad they came. If you'd like to hear about future Cuddles and other touch and quality gatherings, join our group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommunityCuddles or follow the Cuddle Kassandra facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CuddleKassandra Our Group Cuddle is a group cuddling event - it is NOT a cuddleparty.com official Cuddle Party.

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April Group Cuddling Event

Private Residence near Foothills and Valmont

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