Cuddle party is a 3.5-hour communication workshop that focuses on personal boundaries and touch, in which participants have an opportunity to practice these skills by cuddling (or not). It’s a great opportunity to practice asking for what you want, saying no to what you don’t want and meeting new people. Cuddle Party is a strictly non-sexual event. I’m a certified cuddle party facilitator. You can read more about Cuddle Parties here: http://www.cuddleparty.com/
I facilitate two types of Cuddle Parties. One is held in Hayward and is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations. The second one is a queer cuddle party held in Oakland. It is exclusively for anyone who self-identifies anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
All of the events for this group are fragrance free. Some people have allergies to scents or simply dislike strong odors. For people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, fragrance can make them feel ill in a variety of ways. Having the events be fragrance free provides access to the greatest number of people. Please read the event invitations carefully to make sure that you understand the guidelines for attending a fragrance free event.
Here are some important things to do for a fragrance free event:
- don’t use scented dryer sheets and fabric softeners when washing clothing
- wear clean clothes laundered in fragrance-free laundry detergent and that have not been exposed to smoke or incense
- don’t wear cologne, perfume, body spray or scented oils
- be as scent free as possible with your soap, shampoo, lotion, hair products, etc.
Please contact me, via meetup, if you have any questions about Cuddle Party or this meetup group. If the tickets to the event are cost prohibitive for you, please contact me as well.