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Cuddle Parties?

i'm watching csi ny and they mention cuddle parties....and they show all these people laying on a big mat in what looks like an orgy but everybody has their clothes on. very weird. so i look it up, and there it is....

http://www.cuddleparty.com/



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What's a Cuddle Party? you ask. It is an event for adults to get together and explore affectionate touch and communication without it becoming sexualized. At these events, we create the safe space to talk about and explore what our needs are as adults when it comes to affection, intimacy and welcomed touch. In other words, CUDDLING!

That's right, C-U-D-D-L-I-N-G.

Remember when you were six years old, and you andyour cousins all crawled into the top bunk and squealed and squirmed until your parents came in and had to quiet you all down? Or how about when you and your friends would make tents with the sofa cushions and whatever blankets mom would let you play with? Remember how you'd make the tent and then all snuggle up inside playing with Lego and dolls?

Short of making tents and trying to fit everybody atop a bunk bed, this is the feel Cuddle Parties are going for.

In today's world, many of us aren't getting our Recommended Daily Allowance of Welcomed Touch. Cuddle Parties seek to change that in a way that's conscious, healthy and nutritious. Growing up, many of us thought that a pull-out couch full of puppy-piled kids camped out in front of the TV was okay, but somewhere between ages 11 and 31 things changed. Now it's only okay for kids to do that. The only places for grown-up puppy-piles are in football and the occasional game of drunken Twister. Touch in groups only occurs in packed elevators, rush-hour subway cars or crowded movie theaters, but that kind of touch is usually accidental and not necessarily welcomed. For some of us, permitted touch only occurs when we pay for a massage or when we give the okay to get patted down by an airport security guard.


Most of us don't pick up somebody at the bar for a one-night cuddle.Our society has gotten weird about groups of people touching one another and it's taking its toll on us. Sure it's okay to touch the one you're dating or married to (that is, if you're still touching each other), but what about the single people? Many of us are wary of being labeled a slut, even if we aren't looking for sex, and even then, how healthy is it when most of us have to get drunk to give ourselves permission to get physically close to someone? Drunken, sexualized touch borders on desensitized groping. Most of us don't pick up somebody at the bar for a one-night cuddle.

We are touch-and-snuggle deprived. Our need for touch has gotten so packed down and warped and pressurized that we fear its release. These years of "cuddle oppression" have become explosive. The more pressurized the situation, the more the need to suppress it, and the cycle feeds on itself. The symptoms of this "dis-ease" can be seen in the social and corporate rules, regulations, and stigma surrounding touch. With our culture of mixed signals and double standards, the intricate sexual harassment maze, and the echoes of our Puritan predecessors still audible, the world can be a very scary and unsafe place to voice our sensual needs. And one of our primary needs as humans is to touch and be touched!


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in their faq....

What if something "comes up"? (AKA, Arousal and the Erection Phenomenon...)

Erections. Erections. ERECTIONS. There, we said it.

When men get aroused, they sometimes get erections. Arousal is an inherent part of being human. But somehow, somewhere, many of us began to believe that we must act on this arousal whenever it showed up, as if we may never have another chance to be horny again and we must strike while the iron is hot, so to speak.

Well, this attitude has caused all sorts of weirdness in our society and massive miscommunications between the sexes.

Since Cuddle Parties are safe spaces for adults to explore and practice affectionate touch without sexualizing it, and since the state of arousal is natural for us human beings, it's no surprise that erections sometimes do occur. Our goal is not to teach men how not to get erections. Instead, we want to make normal functions and needs of human beings seem, well, "normal."

We strive not only to free people of the awkwardness surrounding arousal, but to allow them to develop some real coordination around it. At a Cuddle Party, erections become Mother Nature's way of giving us the thumbs-up sign. Nothing's wrong. Nothing's dirty. Nothing's suspect. And as long as you're not dry humping anyone (Rule #7), it's completely okay. Really.





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that's really fucking creepy

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hey i do that.. after i eat little pills....
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We should give this a try at our OKC meet this weekend.
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What if someone smells?


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[quote author=Commie link=topic=30970.msg432575#msg432575 date=1128570595]
What if someone smells?
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I was thinking the same thing I've noticed most dudes are either hairy and smelly, or just plan gross - now if it were a cuddle party with just me and the Dallas Cheerleaders, that'd be a bit more appealing.

I don't understand who comes up with the idea of a cuddle party......


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do they have spooning get togethers?

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i love how one of the rules is no dry humping

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