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Hi! Welcome to our mens therapeutic cuddle Meetup.

We are really looking forward to connecting with you! To complete your request to join, please read the explanation of the meetup below and let us know that you have read and understand it. Please reply within 2 weeks from today.

With sincerely, Kevin, Scott and Kyle

The intention of this Meetup is to provide a safe, structured, and platonic environment for men to experience what I call "the three As"; Acceptance, Affirmation and Affection. (The Affection intrinsically "anchors" the first two As.)

We establish "safe touch" boundries, and only allow non-sexual cuddling. Men may want to cuddle for many reasons, including to help heal past sexual abuse. If touch boundaries are not honored by all men, it can be damaging to the emotional or psychological health of other men.

You are invited to participate regardless of your religious beliefs, marital status, or sexual orientation. (Please note: Men with back or knee injuries, or those suffering from obesity may find it difficult to fully participate.) Also, please bring your own pillow.

Please Note: Most men experience some level or arousal during cuddling. This is completely normal...we're all guys...we just ignore it...there is no shame here!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
7:00: Welcome! Participants check in with their first name and a 30 second introduction.
7:10: The cuddle session rules will be read. Each man will agree to follow the rules and to treat all that is communicated, both verbally and through touch, as strictly confidential.
7:20: First 1:1 step to cuddling.
7:30 - 9:00: Cuddle time.

YOUR FIRST STEP TO CUDDLING; Holding a man "motorcycle style":
Two or three men can participate. One of the men, the "holder", sits on a pillow on the floor with his back against a wall or sofa. The 2nd man; the one being held, sits in front of the holder facing forward so his back rests on the holder's chest, his head on the shoulder. The holder will embrace the man around the chest and, in time, may be asked for additional forms of affection such as hand holding, hair or beard stroking, back rubbing, hand massages, etc. This holding style makes way for group cuddling which may include spooning, just lounging on each other or forming a "cuddle train". Some guys may want to cuddle with a man who may carry the energy of their father, a brother, or the jock who may not have affirmed them in High School. Other men may choose NOT to cuddle someone who reminds them of, for instance, their abusive teacher, uncle or a childhood bully.

As the evening draws to a close, the group joins in a huddle circle and each man would choose a word of personal affirmation to share as a man among men.

You must be 18 or older to attend this meetup.

CUDDLE GROUP CHECK LIST:
1. You must be hygienically sound. Shower before meetings.
2. Please be on time.
3. Participants remain fully clothed at all times (wear comfortable clothes)
4. You must ask permission and receive a verbal "YES" before touching anyone and be specific in your touch request. 5. Your tears and laughter are welcome.

SPECIAL NOTE:
If you a are experiencing significant psychological or emotional health issues, cuddling may help, but is not intended to replace professional care by a certified counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist.

We look forward to getting to know you! You may reply with your questions or comments.

Kevin

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