San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We will connect, hug, share our experiences of touch, and maybe even 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. No one is required to touch anyone at any point ever.
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 maintain 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: $25, 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. There are currently no pets in the unit. My roomate may be getting a small dog in the near future. If this happens, several preventative measures will be taken to restrict the amount of pet hair/ dander on all surfaces/ furniture.
This is a body positive space for any/ all trans bodies.
Donation Fund: You can donate to a gender affirming surgery fund using the donation option (just below the ticket options) or donate in cash at the time of the event.
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.
You can also check out the ManCave Chicago website.
When & Where
I am a certified professional cuddler and workshop facilitator who enjoys connecting with people in many different ways. I enjoy giving and receiving back rubs, eye gazing, tickling, hand holding, gentle caresses, etc. Creating a unique environment/ experience based on an individual's touch needs, gives me joy. On a side note, no worries if you are not sure what you might want. I have lots of different ways that we can explore this together. I have been hosting and assisting others with cuddle parties for years, so I am definitely a well seasoned cuddler. I also facilitate events on connection, so I am confident that we will quickly feel connected. :)