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Summer Cuddle Party Part 2!

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Matthew's Place in Palatine

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Palatine, IL 60074

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**Two cats will be present at this party. Please consider this before registering.**

Do you like to snuggle?

Are you looking for a greater sense of community?

Are you interested in experiencing an environment that encourages enthusiastic consent and boundary setting?

Try Cuddle Party!

Human beings need loving, consensual touch. Touch is the first language that we learn and it does much more for our well-being than you may realize. 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. It allows us to take good care of ourselves and our emotional needs. 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

Cuddle Party Itinerary

1:00 PM - Doors open

1:00 to 1:30 PM - Cuddlers arrive, check in, change into snuggly clothes, grab a snack, socialize

1:30 - 2:30 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 3:30, and if you are not here by that time, then you will not be able to participate.

2:30 to 5:00 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.

5:00 PM - Closing circle, clean-up and goodbyes.


If you have questions, please feel free to call 847-477-2883 or email Katchwalisz@gmail.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!

FAQs

What's the refund policy?

Refund requests are open up until 4 hours before the party. Send a text to 8474772883 to let me know that you won't be able to make it. Any cancellations that happen within 4 hours of the party starting will not be honored with a refund - however, you are welcome to use your payment to come to another party.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Before the event, I will text/email everyone on the list a map of the apartment complex so you know which building to go to.

Do you have sliding scale/volunteer ticket price options?

If price is a barrier for you, I'm more than happy to help! Please text me at 847 477 2883 and let me know what kind of price is best for you. If you are unable to pay any price, I offer volunteer work (greeting people, set up/break down) for free admission.


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Matthew's Place in Palatine

Address provided upon registration

Palatine, IL 60074

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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