Could you do with more good, clean, affectionate touch in your life? Have you ever been afraid to ask for what you want? Have you ever said yes, when you were really a no? Ready to make better relationship choices? Want to know what an "Oxytocin high" feels like?
Yes to any one of these questions has been enough to draw some participants to a Truthful Touch Workshop. Here they discovered a community of fun open people ready to gently expand their intimacy comfort zone, strengthen their honesty aptitude and bliss out on warm safe connection. There is never any pressure to do anything you don't feel comfortable with...when it comes to how and who you participate with, you are in charge! Some people attend just to practice setting boundaries and saying "no" in a safe and nonjudgemental atmosphere. Join us... you might just get hooked!
Truthful Touch lasts for 4 hours:
Doors open at 3pm. Event starts at 3:30
3:00-3:30pm arrive, check in and put on pajamas. Please bring clean, comfy. cuddly clothes. Also, bringing a snack to share is welcomed. Think breath-friendly, but no worries, I always have plenty of Altoids!
3:30-4:30pm The Welcome Circle. Attendees MUST be present for the whole welcome circle to participate. If you are running late please call. We won't let anyone in after we start the welcome circle and are happy to wait a few minutes for you to arrive. This is Chicago and traffic happens! My phone number is below.
4:30-7:00pm Freestyle practice time with affectionate nurturing touch - what we call "Cuddling".
7:00-7:30pm puppy pile (optional), closing circle, and goodbyes.
It's a tough time for many of us financially and I would hate to have you miss out...If you can't afford the full price, send me an email with what you can afford to pay and come join in the fun!
Questions? Call 773-320-7571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Rules of "Cuddling"
The rules are tried and true, and there’s a logic to them that goes deeper than you might think to create a safe, fun environment for people to connect. At a Truthful Touch (aka Cuddle Party) event, the first 40 minutes or so includes an explanation of the rules that you can put to use everyday. Intrigued? Come check it out!
And with no further ado…
ARRIVE ON TIME: Once we begin the Welcome Circle and orientation, we can let no one enter late so please call if you are running behind. This creates comfort and safety by knowing that everyone is on the same page about rules and expectations.
WHAT TO WEAR: Pajamas – nothing too risqué. Think more comfy than sexy. (More drawstrings, less lace! No shorts or nighties please.)
WHAT TO BRING: Sorry, no liquor folks. Juice or sparkling cider is always welcome as are treats and snacks to share. A pillow or stuffed animal if you like. Otherwise, just bring your smiling self.
STICK TO THE RULES:
- Pajamas stay on the whole time (This is a nonsexual event!)
- You don’t have to touch anyone at Truthful Touch, ever.
- You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. (Be as specific in your request as you can.)
- If you’re a yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO.
- If you’re a maybe, say NO.
- You are encouraged to change your mind.
- Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner.
- Get your Facilitator or the Assistant if you have a question or concern or need assistance with anything during the event.
- Tears and laughter are both welcome.
- Respect people’s privacy when sharing about Truthful Touch.
- Keep the Cuddle space tidy