Cuddle Party is a fun and practical workshop about socializing and platonic touch (think engaging in conversation while shoulder massaging, sharing hugs and sitting-huggles, spooning). One decides with whom and how to cuddle, including to option to not cuddle at all but to simply socialize (no cellphones) and relax. Some people are comfortable with touch, right away. Others may attend one or two events before ready for a hug or cuddle. Whatever your own reasons, Cuddle Party is a great playground for being true to oneself and connecting with other cuddly souls.
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In the first forty minutes participants are led through a series of playful exercises by a CP certified facilitator which allow for getting acquainted, practicing clear communication skills, and to learn the Rules of Cuddling (for e.g., You must ask and receive a verbal YES before touching anyone. Or tears and laughter are both welcome). For the next couple of hours attendees may practice the skills just learned, negotiate cuddles or simply chit-chat, journal, relax. There's no cuddle or social expectation, just a willingness to self-discover.
All genders are welcome and ratio varies (and participants cuddle in variety - women and men cuddle, women and women, men and men - in pairs and often in clusters of three, four, five, six - whatever one's comfortable with).
For those at ease in a smaller group it's kept at 10-20 cuddlers.
Bring along a friend.
This is an alcohol-free/smoke-free event.
You must be 18+ to participate.
Cuddle Donation: a requested $20 cash, payable at the door.
All are welcome. Feel free to donate whatever works or simply come. In lieu of a donation assistance with greeting and signing-in is appreciated. Your cash donation contributes to planning, networking time and event costs.
What to wear? think pajamas, yoga or sweat pants.
Allergy alert, this a scent-free zone (minus perfumes, colognes).
For those animal-related allergic, this is a small furry, caged-pet zone.
You are welcome to arrive an half hour early as we begin on time.
If RSVP'd, you'll receive confirmation/details the day prior to event.
You may communicate two-way via email as your Organizer checks-in often.
Uplifting benefits of a Cuddle Party may include:
To learn more:
Cuddle Party Vancouver - YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic6OTyhq-DU
Cuddle Party Vancouver - page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuddle-Party-Vancouver/810568749035576?sk=timeline
Cuddle Party Vancouver - group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1088439414568868/
Cuddle Party - in general: cuddleparty.com/vancouver