WHY DO PEOPLE COME TO A CUDDLE PARTY?
* BECAUSE Touch Feels Great!
* BECAUSE, Touch Can Be NonSexual.
* BECAUSE, it’s a SAFE Environment!
A recent attendee said "Paul and Maria provide a really warm and yummy container for our hearts to connect through non-sexual touch. Women went out of their way to say they felt safe, which makes me feel good as a man. Paul and Maria have some pretty well thought out ways of making this happen as well as all the friendly people that come and add their energy into the mix."
Cuddle Party is a Communications Workshop and a Cuddle event!
Though touch is natural, the skills that make it welcome and enjoyable sometimes need to be learned and practiced. In a Cuddle Party we teach and practice expressing boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness.
You may want to attend this Cuddle Party for a variety of reasons. Some come just to have fun and enjoy a wonderful evening of connecting with like-minded people and making new friends. Some come to safely fulfill their need for affection and nurturing touch that may be missing in their everyday life. Some appreciate the learning and personal growth aspect, having the opportunity to improve their social and communication skills, and explore ways of creating connection and closeness. Some may appreciate risking connecting with someone of the same sex (or the opposite sex, if that's your edge). Some find a beautiful element of spirituality here, and play with touch meditation, breath, Tantra eye gazing, and exploring the naturally altered state of consciousness that the "cuddling hormone" oxytocin can produce. Whatever you choose to do is Perfect in a Cuddle Party.
For many of us, this can be an uncomfortable edge to explore. That's why I created my own cuddle space affectionately called the Temple of Yum!
My job as a trained facilitator is to guide you into these skills gently and easily, in a fun, safe and light hearted way. I am here to create an atmosphere of respect and safety, welcoming you wherever you are on a scale of comfort with touch. I remain available for questions and support throughout the whole Cuddle Party.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During the first hour we create the structure of the event with our Welcome Circle. We will introduce ourselves, go over the Agreements of the Cuddle Party (like "Ask permission and get a verbal Yes before touching anyone", and "It's okay to change your mind at any time, for any reason"), and go through several communication and ice-breaker exercises. This is followed by a few hours of social snuggling time, where you will have the option to join in a group snuggle, connect with others for individual snuggles, or just sit back and watch, journal, and have a conversation. It is perfectly OK if you just want to talk and not touch anyone else at all - YOU ARE ALWAYS AT CHOICE!!!.
Be sure to REGISTER in advance through EventBrite.
There are a limited number of tickets (26) available.
Early Bird Registration, by February 3: $30
Regular Registration after February 10: $40
If you feel drawn to come and money is an issue please em me at [masked].
* There is no nudity or sexual activity at this event. This is not a dating or hookup group. If that is your reason for interest, please do not attend.
* This is a drug and alcohol free event. Please respect the sanctity of this intention.
* This is an official Cuddle Party®. For more info visit www.cuddleparty.com.
* If you decide by the end of the Welcome Circle that it isn’t the right time/event for you, you may leave and receive a full refund.
* If you are a no show, or arrive after the doors have closed, no refund.
Location address and directions will be sent out after we receive the Eventbrite confirmation.