Cuddle Party is a workshop and platonic cuddling event centering embodied consent, clear communication, boundary setting, and honoring others’ boundaries. Learn more here.
While all are welcome to attend, QT Cuddle Parties are geared towards serving the Queer/Trans/2SLGBTQIA+ community. We will not tolerate homophobia, transphobia, racism, or any form of harassment or discrimination.
I am currently working towards Certification as a Cuddle Party Facilitator, so at the end of this event there will be an optional review party survey for feedback.
A Cuddle Party lasts for about 3 and a half hours.
Doors will open at 10 a.m.
10 -10:15 am: Arrive, check-in, and put on pajamas or other clothes suitable for cuddling.
10:15 - 11:15 am: The Welcome Circle. This is the workshop portion of the event in which we will discuss and practice setting boundaries, communicating wants, and respecting people's “no.” Attendees MUST be present for the entire welcome circle to participate. To maintain a safe container, if you are not here by 10:15 a.m. and have not contacted us, you will not be able to participate.
11:15 - 1:15 pm: Freestyle cuddle time! This is an opportunity to practice the skills we’ve gone over by cuddling and connecting with others. There is no requirement that you touch other people, so feel free to spend this time doing whatever feels best for you.
1:15 - 1:30 pm: Closing circle, and goodbyes. We will wrap up the event by sharing any final thoughts and offering one last group hug for those who would like to be a part of it.
Cuddle Party Rules:
After we begin the Welcome Circle, no one may enter the event. This allows for participants’ comfort and safety as everyone in attendance will be on the same page about consent and honoring boundaries.
What to Wear: Pajamas or other comfortable clothes suitable for platonic cuddling; as this is a non-sexual event, please wear clothing appropriate for an elementary school pajama party. We also ask that you do not wear perfumes, cologne, or other heavily scented products, as these can be overstimulating, especially in close quarters with others.
What To Bring: This is a sober event; no alcohol or mind-altering substances will be allowed. If you arrive inebriated (drunk/high/under the influence), you will be asked to leave. Non-alcoholic drinks and allergen-friendly snacks are welcome. Feel free to bring a favorite pillow or stuffed animal if you like. Otherwise, just bring your self :)
COVID-19 Protocol: Masks are recommended but not required. I will have masks available if you do not have one and would like one. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, contact me before the start of the event to be refunded or to have your ticket go towards a future event.
Accessibility Information: Our location in Poway is on the second floor of a building and does require the use of stairs. Feel free to message me at email@example.com with any questions or accommodation requests!
Ticketing Info: Tickets are available through Humantix! You must have a ticket to attend the event. I have a limited amount of sliding-scale tickets available if you cannot afford the full price.