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What we're about
We meet as a group to explore personal boundaries, mutual consent, self care, and giving and receiving platonic, affectionate touch. This is a non-sexual activity. If you are looking for something sexual, this is not the group for you ;)
Our culture is highly sexualized around physical touch. We are taught that it is only acceptable within specific, very rigid parameters, which usually involves a sexual relationship. However, physical touch is vital to our well being. If babies and small children aren't given safe, nurturing touch, they don't develop properly, can become ill, and are prone to antisocial tendencies. Science tells us that to merely keep a baseline of physical and psychological well being, we NEED about 8 hugs per day. To live optimally and grow as people, we require 12 hugs per day. With many of us living single lives, working alone or in cubicles, not many of us get that kind of affectionate interaction on a daily basis.
Gathering to support one another in getting our physical touch needs met is the intention of this group. Just what you are looking for? Curious? Join us!
(Touching and being touched is only always through mutual consent, and is NOT a requirement for attendance.)