What we're about
Cuddle Party is about connection, affection and non-sexual touch. The first 45 minutes will be a communication and consent workshop. We will set boundaries and practice permission in a fun, playful environment. You can begin cuddling at any time if you ask and receive a verbal, "yes". The official Cuddle Party rules will help us create a safe space for the time of free-style cuddling. You are always at choice. Some ideas are cuddling, spooning, conversation, snacks, coloring, journal writing, reading or napping after the Welcome Circle.
The location will be in a wonderful private home in the Oakland Hills near Berkeley. Address will be given after registration.
Date: Sunday, September 24.
Doors open at 3:00 for check-in and changing into comfortable clothes, if needed.
No admittance after 3:30 pm. when doors are locked and the Welcome Circle and orientation begins.
3:30-4:15 Welcome circle and orientation, which includes a communication and consent workshop. You MUST be present for the whole Welcome Circle to participate.
4:15-6:30 Free-style cuddling according to Cuddle Party rules, and/or snacks, conversation, reading, drawing, or similar activity of your choice.
6:30-7:00 Closing Circle, short evaluation of your experience (as this is a certification event), goodbyes.
What to wear: Remember that this is a non-sexual event - think flannel not lace - PJs or comfy clothes.
What to bring: Please bring food or non-alcoholic drink to share. Note: This is a pescatarian household, so fish, dairy products, fruit and vegetables are all ok. No bell pepper (due to allergy) and no meat or poultry.
Arrive on time: Once we begin the Welcome Circle, we will not allow anyone to enter late. We need to be on the same page to create comfort and safety for all participants.
Cost: $25 early bird registration prior to Sept. 3rd. $30 from Sept. 4th-on.
This is a fragrance-free event, so please use only hair, body and clothing products that are fragrance-free prior to arrival.
There are cats in the household.
The area around the house is hilly, street parking in a residential neighborhood. Let us know if you'll be coming via public transit and we may be able to assist with pick up.