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Cuddle Party Geelong September 2

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Geelong West Community Hub

89 Autumn Street

Geelong West, VIC 3218

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What is a Cuddle Party?

Cuddle Parties are a fully clothed, non erotic workshop space where we learn about boundaries, and giving and recieving touch in a consensual authentic and fun way!

A Cuddle Party is a Drug and Alcohol free event.

The official Cuddle Party website describes Cuddle Parties in this way:


It’s about compassion, affection and touch.

We humans need touch and affection. It’s no longer a question. Nurturing, welcome consensual touch is good for you. Good for your body, heart and spirit. Good for your blood pressure, your nervous system, your emotional health, your ability to connect with and trust people, your ability to respect and care for yourself, your creativity, sense of safety and comfort and belonging. Infants who are deprived of touch fail to thrive; we never outgrow the need.

We humans need touch that is not about sex.

Wait - IS THERE such a thing?

Of course there is!

Cuddle Party is a movement to reclaim this option in our lives.

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.

Where else can you attend a workshop in your pajamas?

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!

There are Rules:

The Rules

ARRIVE ON TIME: Once we begin the Welcome Circle and orientation, sorry, we can let no one enter late. This creates comfort and safety by knowing that everyone is on the same page about rules and expectations.

WHAT TO WEAR: Pajamas – nothing too risqué. Think more comfy than sexy. (No shorts please)

WHAT TO BRING: Sorry, no alcohol folks. A pillow or stuffed animal if you like. Otherwise, just bring your smiling self.

STICK TO THE RULES:

Pajamas stay on the whole time.
You don’t have to cuddle anyone at a Cuddle Party, ever.
You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. (Be as specific in your request as you can.)
If you’re a yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO.
If you’re a maybe, say NO.
You are encouraged to change your mind.
Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner.
Get your Cuddle Party Facilitator or the Cuddle Assistant if you have a question or concern or need assistance with anything during the Cuddle Party.
Tears and laughter are both welcome.
Respect people’s privacy when sharing about Cuddle Parties.
Keep the Cuddle space tidy.

And here's a link to some frequently asked questions: http://www.cuddleparty.com/faq/

Full priced tickets are $35 (plus booking fee through Eventbrite).

There are also two exchange spots available in exchange for help on the day - please message Lana for more details about these places.

Who is Lana?

I'm your official Cuddle Party host, I'm a bodyworker, a Lomilomi giver, a Tantric practitioner and a poet/writer who is passionate about consent, communication, healthy boundaries and touch. I can be found on facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010188858742
and here: https://www.facebook.com/An-Affectionate-Touch-507360056132126/?surface=rese
and here: https://www.facebook.com/lanabluetantra/?fref=ts
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Geelong West, VIC 3218

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