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WHO ARE WE?
Cuddle Partyis a fun and playful non-sexual, nurturing touch workshop in which you can practice communication and boundary setting. It can help to enhance all of your relationships and allow you to learn even more about yourself. It is for adults who come dressed in pj's or other comfy clothes and in the 3 hours we have together, you can practice saying yes to what you want, no to what you don't want and be open to changing your mind. Make friends, create community, expand your horizons, allow yourself the freedom to do something outside your scope of experience. Some people love it so much, that they attend again and again. Join us and find out why!
1-Please arrive before 1:30 pm, since doors close at 2 pm so we can create safe space to begin. Once the Welcome Circle begins, we will not admit anyone.
2-If you smoke, please do not do so prior to the Cuddle Party
3- Please bring a blanket to help make the floor extra comfy and cozy.
4-This is a substance-free event; no drugs or alcohol.
5- Bring your open heart and open arms.
1:30 pm - Doors Open
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Cuddlers arrive, check in, and get in comfy attire
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - Welcome Circle. (Attendees MUST attend the entire welcome circle to participate. If you have not arrived by 2:00 pm you will not be able to attend the event.)
2:45 pm - 5:15 pm - Open consent aware cuddle time and self care.
5:15pm - 5:30 pm - Closing circle and goodbye
STILL NOT SURE?
Are you tired of saying Yes when you mean No
Would you like to havefun exploring non-sexual nurturing touch?
Would you like to learn to ask for what you really want?
Do you want to break out of the box and try something totally different?
Cuddle PartyNashville is for anyone who is 18 yrs and older(singles, couples, straight, gay, trans or anyone in between) who is interested in exploring Communication, Consent and Connection.. It is a workshop where you can explore the edge of your own touch boundaries in a non-judgmental safe space. Gender ratio will vary at each gathering. There is no nudity and no explicit sexual touch.
When we hug someone, oxytocin is released into our bodies by our pituitary gland, lowering both our heart rates and our cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for heart disease, stress and high blood pressure. We are sensual beings yet we are dangerously deprived of touch.
We start with a forty-five minute workshop learning clear communication and boundary skills facilitated by a Cuddle Party Facilitator (in training).There will be fun, playful partnered practices. We will then move into freestyle cuddling (think hand rubs, back massage,hugs or spooning) which is strictly non-sexual so you can relax, meet new people and explore touch in a fun, safe environment.
You will discover:
What No feels like in your body and learn how to say it
The Healing power of consensual non-sexual touch
Letting go of your hidden agendas around physical touch
Playfully explore your boundaries and challenges around touch
Transferable skills for everyday life
Some of us are touch-a-holics while others might like to start with chatting or sitting quietly taking everything in. Whatever your reasons for coming,Cuddle Partyis a great playground for discovering more about yourself, exploring new ways of connecting with others, or simply enjoying a cozy afternoon with other cuddly souls. Its a journey that can open your heart profoundly.
Are there any rules?
Yep. Here they are. :)
Pajamas stay on the whole time
You don't have to touch anyone at a Cuddle Party, ever.
You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. (Be as specific in your request as possible.)
If you are a yes, say YES. If you are a no, say NO.
If you are a maybe, say NO,
You are encouraged to change your mind.
Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner.
Get a facilitator if you have a question, concern, or need assistance.
Tears and laughter are both welcome.
Respect people's privacy when sharing about Cuddle Party.
Keep the cuddle space tidy.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 18 years or older
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.