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Old 12-25-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: TX
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Post First Time Cuddle Party

While at the gym earlier this week, I was in front of a TV that was airing "Current" channel. Current showed a segment called First Time Cuddle Party and mentioned Cuddle Party - A boundary-appropriate workshop and social event for exploring touch, affection and communication. Here's Current's description of the video clip.

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Cuddle party is a 3-hour workshop where adults learn the art of non-sexual consensual touch. In this pod, VC2 producer Tania Rachid goes deep into cuddle territory in Joshua Tree to find out what it's like to touch strangers for three hours.
Has anyone heard of such thing, or better yet, attended one? There are none in TX, so it's not like I want to go. But it did get me curious. It seemed silly at first, but people seemed to be having fun. (Yes, I know the TV segment was probably heavily edited.)

BTW, that Tania Rachid chick is pretty cute.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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ha ha I can't believe you went to a cuddle party! Any hot guys there though?
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: TX
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ha ha I can't believe you went to a cuddle party! Any hot guys there though?
I question your reading "skillz". I never said I attended a Cuddle Party. I just saw the clip of it on TV and was wondering if anyone has attended one.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: southern california
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this sounds like a job for stuart smalley
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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ha ha I can't believe you went to a cuddle party! Any hot guys there though?
He did not go to one.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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Well since you attended the cuddle party I encourage you to tell us all about your adventure please.

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I question your reading "skillz". I never said I attended a Cuddle Party. I just saw the clip of it on TV and was wondering if anyone has attended one.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I live in LA so who's surprise that they have them here? I went but I didn't stay. It was kind of creepy.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I believe I read about it on this forum already... How much more pathetic can this world get?!
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: TX
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This FAQ (http://www.cuddleparty.com/about/faq.cfm#erections - broken link) cracked me up.

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What if something "comes up"? (AKA, Arousal and the Erection Phenomenon...)

Erections. Erections. ERECTIONS. There, we said it.

When men get aroused, they sometimes get erections. Arousal is an inherent part of being human. But somehow, somewhere, many of us began to believe that we must act on this arousal whenever it showed up, as if we may never have another chance to be horny again and we must strike while the iron is hot, so to speak.

Well, this attitude has caused all sorts of weirdness in our society and massive miscommunications between the sexes.

Since Cuddle Parties are safe spaces for adults to explore and practice affectionate touch without sexualizing it, and since the state of arousal is natural for us human beings, it's no surprise that erections sometimes do occur. Our goal is not to teach men how not to get erections. Instead, we want to make normal functions and needs of human beings seem, well, "normal."

We strive not only to free people of the awkwardness surrounding arousal, but to allow them to develop some real coordination around it. At a Cuddle Party, erections become Mother Nature's way of giving us the thumbs-up sign. Nothing's wrong. Nothing's dirty. Nothing's suspect. And as long as you're not dry humping anyone (Rule #7), it's completely okay. Really.
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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lol you went? That is shocking. So was everybody making out in one large room or something? Do you get to pick whom you make out with?

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I live in LA so who's surprise that they have them here? I went but I didn't stay. It was kind of creepy.
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