Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:45 pm
We will connect, hug, share our experiences of touch, and cuddle. Everyone present will be invited to participate in a mix of intentional cuddle exercises & unstructured cuddle time. This is your opportunity to enjoy cuddling/ simply connecting with other wonderful people in the queer community.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?/ CUDDLE ETIQUETTE
Everyone needs to be here for the agreements. For this reason, everyone is required to arrive by 7:15 pm. If you have not arrived by 7:15 pm and have not called, you will not be able to enter.
- No one has to cuddle, snuggle, or share with anyone.
- In order to help promote a non-sexual environment, clothing stays on the whole time. Comfy clothing (pj’s, sweats, etc) is encouraged, but not required.
- Everyone involved is asked to make specific requests if they would like to engage in some form of touch/ cuddling. Please respond with an honest yes or no. If you are unsure, please say no. You can re-visit this request later if you like.
- If you feel uncomfortable/ need to shift positions at any time, please let your cuddle buddy/ buddies know right away.
CUDDLE RUN DOWN (Rough Timeline)
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Doors open/ Change into cuddle clothes
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm Intros & Consent Discussion (agreements)
7:40 pm – 8:00 pm Multiple Hug Exercises
8:00 pm – 8:15 pm Agreements Discussion Cont
8:15 pm – 8:45 pm Eye Gazing / Question Game/ Extended Hug Exc
8:45 pm – 8:55 pm Small Group Cuddle Negotiations
8:55 pm – 10:00 pm Open Cuddling
10:00 pm – 10:15 pm Sharing highlights & discussing upcoming events
Cost: $20, Discounted Early Bird & Eager Beaver tickets also available
The exact address will be emailed to participants.
NOTE: Your registration isn’t complete until you complete the Eventbrite registration.
Accessibility Notes: There are 5 steps to enter the first floor apartment where this event is held. There is a couch, a futon, and a few chairs available for seating/ laying alone or next to others. There are several mattresses laid directly on the floor (not elevated). With the exception of the couch, all furniture and pads can be moved pretty easily if needed. Extremely quiet building. No flashing lights. My roommate adopted a small dog, Reggie. Reggie is spending most of his time in my roommate’s room, which is where he will be during the event. All blankets and most mattresses are being kept in my room/ the linen closet. These are both dog free zones.
Cleanliness Notes: Please be mindful of personal hygiene when attending these events. Because we are all generally pretty close together, and some of us are cuddling; this is helpful to the overall experience of the group. If you have had a long day prior to the event, you may want to bring deodorant, a change of clothes, a washcloth, etc in order to freshen up. Please also try to avoid using lots of perfume/ strong smelling sprays/ lotions.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If you still have questions, feel free to text me or give me a call at 669-23-BE-YOU.
WANT TO HEAR ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS?
Check out the Life is Relationships Facebook Group. You can learn more about upcoming events, share insights, and connect with other cuddly people.