The first Cuddle Party was held 16 years ago, and, since then, it has spread around the world. The first Cuddle Party/Workshop in Glasgow was held on Sunday 2 February 2020 at the CCA, facilitated by my friend and colleague Stella Anna Sonnenbaum, who had been running these events monthly in London for the past seven years. I arranged to run another Cuddle Workshop for March, but had to postpone due to Covid.
Now we’ve started them again! The next one is on Sunday 28 August 2022, 2.00-5.00pm at Yama Studios, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 3AQ.
This is a non sexual, clothed event that offers participants an opportunity to experience personal exploration and intimacy with like minded individuals, in a relaxed enviroment that teaches and models personal boundaries, and where a safe enviroment is maintained at all times. Everyone is encouraged to engage in communication and touch, in a non threatening, share affirming format.
The event begins with a Sharing Circle, where everyone is introduced to the ‘rules of cuddling’. For example, that you don’t have to cuddle anyone, and you must ask permission and receive a verbal “yes” before you touch anyone.
There are then some exercises to teach communication and boundary skills in a fun and light hearted way, and then a free form part, where you can relax, chat, share consensual touch, cuddle, snack, or just hang out.
It is a lovely way to receive lots of consensual touch, to learn how to ask for what you want, and to practice saying Yes and No, and having this respected.
If you want to attend, or have any queries, please just contact me, either by email [email@example.com] or text [07545 707751].
The cost is £15.
Early booking is recommended, as I’ve already had a lot of interest.
Please note that the venue is not at present wheelchair accessible