Cuddle Party is a 3.5-hour communication workshop that focuses on personal boundaries and touch, in which participants have an opportunity to practice these skills by cuddling (or not). It’s a great opportunity to practice asking for what you want, saying no to what you don’t want and meeting new people. Cuddle Party is a strictly non-sexual event. I’m certified Cuddle Party facilitator. You can read more about Cuddle Parties here: http://www.cuddleparty.com/
This event is exclusively for people who identify anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
Doors open at 7:30pm and close at 8:00pm. There is no admittance after 8:00pm.
You are invited to bring snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share with the group.
Please wear pajamas or other comfy clothes. Think comfy not sexy. Drawstrings not lace.
Here's what you can expect at a cuddle party: at 8:00pm there will be a welcome circle which orients guests to the rules of cuddle party and has exercises to help practice the rules. Following the welcome circle are a few hours for free-style cuddling, eating snacks, or just hanging out. The event ends with a short closing circle.
VENUE: GUAVA is a community space for special events, retreats, and workshops. The space is dedicated to supporting people gathering with their chosen family to experience music, art, dance, and love. Currently on display are blacklight, mandala, visionary & sculpture art exhibits by: Debi Dee Art, Vibrata Chromodoris, Carina Alia Earl, Jake Kobrin, Ishka Lha, Tessa Mythos, Teraysa Guinasso and Quintessa Katra.
House Rules: Please remove street shoes upon entry. All animals are strictly prohibitive.
TRANSPORTATION: Easy-access location in Emeryville near Target with plenty of free, well-lit street parking. Please do not park in lot next to Guava's building (but across the street okay).
ACCESSIBILITY: Low scent/low chemical space. Animals are strictly prohibited at this location. All gender restroom. There are two stairs at the main entrance. The space is wheelchair accessible via a secondary entrance. Please contact the event organizer if you need wheelchair access or any other accommodations so that we can make sure that we set up the space accordingly.
The Cuddle Party is fragrance free event. Here are some important things to do to attend:
- don’t use scented dryer sheets and fabric softeners when washing clothing
- wear clean clothes laundered in fragrance-free laundry detergent and that have not been exposed to smoke or incense
- don’t wear cologne, perfume, body spray or scented oils
- be as scent free as possible with your soap, shampoo, lotion, hair products, etc.
I look forward to seeing you at the Cuddle Party. Please contact me via eventbrite if you have any questions or if the ticket is cost prohibitive.
This event is specifically designed for queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, genderqueer/genderfluid/nonbinary, intersex, agender, asexual, and questioning individuals, pairs, and groups. Come and cuddle up in community!