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Cuddle Party! In Lakewood, CO - March 2017
Fri, March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM MDT
Cuddle Party is the next generation of social event - connect with great people in a safe and cuddly environment!
Human beings need loving, consensual touch. It reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and promotes a sense of belonging and emotional well-being. Consensual touch positively affects the way that we relate to other people and ourselves. Without touch, we suffer from something called skin hunger -- making us feel lonely, isolated, stressed and unhappy with our lives.
The good news is that loving touch is abundant! Cuddle Party brings together people from different walks of life to explore giving and receiving loving touch together. Not only that, but it promotes a culture that is built around consent! You do not have to do anything that you don't want to at a Cuddle Party -- you're completely at choice. These reasons are why Cuddle Party has truly impacted my life.
At Cuddle Party you can:
- Learn useful skills about consent - how to ask for what you want and how to receive the answer
- Satisfy touch needs that aren't being met in your daily life
- Experience a community of consent-savvy and interesting individuals
- Experience what it's like to get an oxytocin high (oxytocin is the love and bonding hormone that our bodies naturally produce)
- Challenge social norms about touch
- Do nothing and observe if you want! Just being there is participation.
- Express yourself
- Practice making your own authentic choices and build confidence around those choices
I'm excited to announce that the Lakewood location is wheelchair accessible. Also, please note that all Cuddle Parties I host are queer friendly, and open to folks of all identities. As long as you promise to do no harm to yourself or others, we look forward to welcoming you at Cuddle Party.
Cuddle Party Itinerary
6:45 PM - Doors open
7:00 to 7:15 PM - Cuddlers arrive, check in, change into snuggly clothes, grab a snack, socialize
7:15 to 8:00 PM - Welcome Circle. This is the most important part of the event and all attendees must be present for the whole Welcome Circle. Doors will close at 7:15PM, and if you are not here by that time, then you will not be able to participate.
8:00 to 10:00 PM - "Open Swim" time where you can choose to cuddle, socialize or participate in any non-sexual activities like playing games or solo activities like journaling.
10:00 to 10:15 PM - Closing circle, clean-up and goodbyes.
If you have questions, please feel free to call 720-269-8966 or email email@example.com
Cuddle Party Etiquette
ARRIVE ON TIME: It is important that all participants are here and ready to go once the Welcome Circle has begun. The Welcome Circle serves the purpose of creating comfortability between participants and making sure that everyone is informed about the rules of cuddling. The doors will close once the Welcome Circle begins.
WHAT TO WEAR: Pajamas, sweatpants, yoga pants, onesies, anything that you feel comfortable in. Nothing that you consider sexy or risque - think elementary school slumber party.
WHAT TO BRING: Non-alcoholic beverages and/or snacks to share. You can bring any cuddle accessories that you would like -- stuffed animals, blankets, pillows, whatever you would like! You can even bring anything that you might want to do as a solo or group activity.. things like books and board games. The only thing that you are required to bring is you and your smiles!
The Rules of Cuddling
Pajamas stay on for the whole event.
You do not have to touch anyone at a Cuddle Party, ever.
You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. (Be as specific as you can in your requests.)
If you're 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 assistant if you have a question or concern or if you need assistance with anything during the event.
Tears and laughter are both welcome.
Respect people's privacy when sharing about Cuddle Party.
Keep the cuddle space tidy. No one likes to cuddle in a puddle!
Learn more at www.CuddleParty.com
Things to note:
Tickets are priced by tier based on availability. They range from $25-45. Advanced purchase of your ticket helps me plan for the evening. Thanks in advance :-)
If the ticket price is out of reach for you, please contact me! I always am looking for someone to help with check-in's and advertising. We can do a trade, discounted ticket, or free volunteer ticket. Please ASK (my telepathy skills aren't great) so we can make something work and you can get cuddles :-) (email: vegadandelion (at) gmail.com).
Location is emailed to you once you purchase your ticket. Please let me know if you don't get an email with the location with your ticket confirmation!
Paying Online: You must purchase your ticket or contact Vega (facilitator) in advance to receive the location information. Once you have your ticket, I will send the address and additional information on how to prepare for the cuddle party!
If you pay for a spot, and cannot make it, let Vega know so another person can attend in your spot. Three no-shows and I will not allow you to reserve a spot again (please don't make me do this), as I'd like other folks who can make it a chance to reserve a spot. No refunds if you don't make it, but I will transfer your ticket to another CP and/or another person of equal or lesser value. If you come and decide Cuddle Party isn't for you, I will refund your money after the welcome circle.
Paying at the Door/In Cash: If you choose to pay in cash at the door, tickets will be $45, no exceptions. If you say you will come & pay in cash, but do not show, it is very likely that I will not allow you to reserve a spot to pay at the door again.
Note: This is an official Cuddle Party, lead by a trained facilitator of CuddleParty.com. CuddleParty.com and its events have been around for over 12 years. Facilitators go through a thorough training process, and are held accountable for their ability to hold space and a safe environment for participants. Please check out the website CuddleParty.com or contact the facilitator for more information.
As always, this is an LGBT friendly event. Our intention is to open up a safe space for all persons, including different gender and sexual identities, to explore communication skills and touch. If you choose to attend, you must be willing to honor each individual's pronoun preferences (we will ask for pronouns at the beginning of the night AND have name tags with preferred pronouns!).
I look forward to meeting you! To Consent and Cuddles, Vega
Date and Time
Private residence - Address shared with ticket confirmation
Lakewood, CO 80226