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Cuddle Party & Consent Workshop

Consent Workshop & Cuddle Party

Two dates to choose from!

Wednesday, August 28 from 6pm-9:30pm
(Early Bird ends Thurs, Aug 22)
Thursday, August 22 from 6pm-9:30pm
(Early Bird ends – Friday, Aug 16)

Near 70th Street & Broadway
The exact address will be sent via email once you register.

You need to register by 3pm the Day of the event.

Facilitated by Rellian & Ethan

A Cuddle Party starts with a consent workshop where you learn and practice helpful ways to ask for what you want and graceful ways to decline what you don’t want. Then you hang out with a bunch of wonderful people and practice what you learned. Cuddle parties are platonic and there is never any pressure to cuddle or touch anyone. It is all about practicing what feels right and good for you! It is an opportunity to explore giving and receiving platonic/NON-sexual touch.

Cuddle Party is … a workshop!
Though touch is natural, the skills that make it welcome and enjoyable have to be learned. Skills of communication, boundaries, asking for what you want, and saying ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ with clarity and kindness.

Cuddle Party is led by trained and certified Cuddle Party Facilitators. The Facilitator’s job is to guide you into those skills gently and easily, in a fun, safe and light hearted way. We welcome you and create an atmosphere of respect, and remain available for questions and support.

At a Cuddle Party you gain:
* Clarity and confidence
* Boundary and communication skills
* Comfort, support and encouragement
* The secrets to welcome, relaxed, non-sexual touch
The skills you learn at Cuddle Party translate into every day life, right from the start. When boundaries and consent are clear, every relationship is easier.

Cuddle Party is… a social event!

We open with a Welcome Circle – about 45 minutes of introductions, rules and a few games to help everyone get comfortable. We teach communication and boundary skills in ways that are lighthearted and fun.

Then we open up for ‘free-style’ cuddling. You have plenty of time to relax, chat, share a back rub or other welcome touch, cuddle, have a snack or just hang out.

You can come to a Cuddle Party to meet new people, to enjoy amazing conversations, to touch, to be touched, to have fun, to practice asking for what you want, to practice saying “no” to what you don’t want — all in a setting structured to be a safe place for exploration and enjoyment. Shucks, you can even come to a Cuddle Party just to cuddle!

No substance use allowed.

6:00pm – Doors open
6:30pm – Doors close and welcome circle begins (unfortunately we cannot let anyone in after the doors close)
6:30-7:15pm – Welcome Circle
7:15-9:15pm – Freestyle hang out and cuddling
9:15-9:30pm – Closing Circle

https://cuddleparty.eventbrite.com/?aff=MUJ (https://cuddleparty.eventbrite.com/?aff=MU)

$25 Early bird rate (register by Thurs, Aug 22)
$30 Advance rate (register by Tues, Aug 27)
$40 Day of (Register day of)


$25 Early bird rate (register by Fri, Aug 16)
$30 Advance rate (register by Wed, Aug 21)
$40 Day of (Register day of)

Safe Space Cuddling NYC
We are Rellian and Ethan and we are Professional Cuddlers here to host events, activities and discussions centered around developing and enjoying a healthy relationship to our bodies, platonic touch, intimacy and connection both to ourselves and those around us.

“Safe Space Cuddling combats touch deprivation, addresses touch related trauma, and reduces touch related stigma through therapeutic touch, connection, and coaching in the forms of individual sessions and community events. We teach and provide a safe space to practice communication skills that can help deepen mutual understanding and platonic intimacy in all kinds of relationships, as well as provide a therapeutic space to be seen, heard, and held. Learn more about what we do at safespacecuddling.com”