Most people are surprised at how comfortable they are with most everybody, once the Welcome Circle has clarifies the Rules and set the tone. The Welcome Circle orientation establishes our communication and boundary skills for the evening. Please avoid perfumes and scented products like hairsprays, if possible. You’re welcome to bring a pillow or teddy bear, too, if you like.This creates the clarity and safety that lets everyone relax and know they are on the same page. (Of course, you are welcome to wear your pajamas on the way over, if you don’t mind funny looks on the bus) Sweats are fine, but no shorts or tank tops, please. Return to top Why would I want to cuddle with a bunch of strangers?
Many of our First Time Cuddlers don’t want to cuddle with strangers at all, but during the Welcome Circle find out that many people there have shown up for similar reasons.
If you arrive after we begin, sorry, we will not be able to let you in. Some people are already comfortable with touch and can’t wait to be in a place where that’s OK.
Others aren’t even sure they want any touch at all, but come to explore some communication skills.
It is always a joy to see a group of relative strangers, some of whom feel a little awkward at the beginning, relax and enjoy themselves together, and by the end of the evening feel quite cozy and satisfied. And it’s fine to choose and invite only those people that interest you or you feel safe with.
It is helpful though, to remember that it’s not a dating scene.
Return to top Why would anyone need to learn how to cuddle?We have found, at the hundreds of parties we have facilitated, that it is not the cuddling that most people come to learn.Once we’ve taken the first step in getting to know one another, it’s surprisingly easy to want to reach out and rub someone’s shoulders, or ask for a hug.Whatever your reasons, a Cuddle Party is a great playground for discovering more about yourself, for exploring new ways of connecting with others, or simply enjoying a relaxing, cozy evening with other cuddly souls.It is the boundaries and communication skills that are most appreciated by our guests.Once boundaries, choice and communication become easier, the cuddling happens quite naturally. You absolutely do not have to cuddle with anyone you don’t want to, ever.