I am a certified Cuddle Party facilitator
A Cuddle Party is a space to explore consensual touch and connection that is not about sex. It is a fully clothed non-sexual event. It’s a great place to sharpen your skills of communication, boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness.
As humans, we all need touch and affection. It’s no longer a question. Nurturing and welcome consensual touch is good for you, your body, heart and spirit.
Touch is good for your blood pressure, your nervous system, your emotional health, your ability to connect with and trust people, your ability to respect and care for yourself, your creativity, sense of safety, comfort and belonging.
You can come to a Cuddle Party to meet new people, to enjoy amazing conversations, to touch, to be touched, to have fun, to practice asking for what you want and to practice saying “no” to what you don’t want – all in a setting structured to be a safe, non-judgemental place for exploration and enjoyment.
The skills you learn at Cuddle Party translate into everyday life, right from the start. When boundaries and consent are clear, every relationship is easier.
We open with a welcome circle, introductions, rules and a few games to help everyone get comfortable. We teach communication and boundary skills in ways that are lighthearted and fun. Then we open the circle for ‘freestyle’ cuddling.
You have plenty of time to relax, chat, share a back rub or other welcome touch, cuddle and have a snack. Or you may just want to hang out without touching anybody. It's all welcome!
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A Play Party is similar to a Cuddle Party, except at a Play Party clothing is optional and sexual energy is welcome. A Play Party is a sex-positive safe space to experience joy, pleasure, sensuality, sexuality and whatever other flavor or emotion you would like to bring. We welcome your full expression.
We create a field of agreements and guidelines to create a sense of safety and connection – we ask all participants to agree to confidentiality, which means you don't share anyone else’s name or experience. This allows everyone to be free to be playful in the most innocent way. However, you are welcome to share whatever you like about your own experience.
We always have some fun interactive games to get the evening going and then open the field to conscious and consensual interactions. Practice communicating your desires, asking for what you want and giving or receiving touch in a safe space.
This party supports self-responsibility and playful, sex-positive conscious interactions. No goal. No destination. Just pure pleasure. And if this makes you a little nervous, don't worry. You don't have to do anything you don't want to do – ever! We welcome you in your discomfort and in your pleasure.
To find out about our next Cuddle or Play Party, check out the Calendar.
What Others Are Saying
"I use fingertip touch a lot in my sensuality. Sometimes I do lose the direct [connection] and find myself caught up in that downward spiral. For the longest time I could not figure out what that was and how to restore it. Now I know."
- Anonymous, Washington, DC, USA