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)

Community Cuddles Virtual "Cuddle" aka Consent, Embodiement, and Communication

Join us for a virtual “Community Cuddles”. Let’s enjoy the connection that comes from facilitated exercises in communication, authenticity, asking for what we want, and setting boundaries. We miss being with you in person! Back in March when we started cancelling Community Cuddles, we hoped we’d be able to snuggle again by October. But Covid 😷😞So... I'm getting over my disappointment and getting creative about how to facilitate great connection with you. We’ll use both the full group and breakout rooms options in Zoom. You’re welcome to participate as much or as little as you like. As with anything I host, the main thing I teach is choice. You are always at choice about whether to have your video on or off, whether to talk or not, whether to do an exercise or not. A fun bonus is you can meet new friends from anywhere in the world. Our last virtual group had a participant from Australia. Wow! And several people said this was a great first contact - a way to build trust so they would feel comfortable coming to an in-person meetup. I can’t wait to cuddle with you again but in the meantime, I'm looking forward to moving, breathing, sharing, laughing and maybe even crying together over Zoom. Upcoming dates are Oct 25, Sunday at 4-5:30pm. Tickets? I'd love to see your appreciation in the form of $$ coming back to me. However, I also love free meetups and how easy that makes it for everyone to join. Let's make money optional. Donations appreciated. $10 suggested. Nothing required. PayPal (to [masked]) or Venmo (to kassandra-brown-8) with a note for Community Cuddles and the date.

Community Cuddles Virtual "Cuddle" aka Consent, Embodiement, and Communication

Join us for a virtual “Community Cuddles”. Let’s enjoy the connection that comes from facilitated exercises in communication, authenticity, asking for what we want, and setting boundaries. We miss being with you in person! Back in March when we started cancelling Community Cuddles, we hoped we’d be able to snuggle again by October. But Covid 😷😞So... I'm getting over my disappointment and getting creative about how to facilitate great connection with you. We’ll use both the full group and breakout rooms options in Zoom. You’re welcome to participate as much or as little as you like. As with anything I host, the main thing I teach is choice. You are always at choice about whether to have your video on or off, whether to talk or not, whether to do an exercise or not. A fun bonus is you can meet new friends from anywhere in the world. Our last virtual group had a participant from Australia. Wow! And several people said this was a great first contact - a way to build trust so they would feel comfortable coming to an in-person meetup. I can’t wait to cuddle with you again but in the meantime, I'm looking forward to moving, breathing, sharing, laughing and maybe even crying together over Zoom. Upcoming dates are Oct 25, Sunday at 4-5:30pm. Tickets? I'd love to see your appreciation in the form of $$ coming back to me. However, I also love free meetups and how easy that makes it for everyone to join. Let's make money optional. Donations appreciated. $10 suggested. Nothing required. PayPal (to [masked]) or Venmo (to kassandra-brown-8) with a note for Community Cuddles and the date.

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