Current Page: 9 of 9
Re: Landmark Grad starts CuddleParty biz
Posted by: vlinden ()
Date: February 14, 2008 01:46PM

Reading this thread was really upsetting. Amazing how everyone went on and on over what these "cuddle parties" are really about and whether they're good or bad -- the whole time being led on by "Acid Reindeer" who goes to sex parties on the weekend and so had to defend the cuddle parties.

Just the thought of getting intimately physical with a bunch of strangers . . . you have to be really lonely, I think. Or really something. . . . And I am NOT puritanical by any stretch, really. I just have a respect for the body and for real intimacy, and I know how something like this can be used for all kinds of warped and deviant purposes. And to think of some . . . guy . . . I know nothing about, getting off on rubbing his body all over me . . . and me PAYING for this??!!!

UUUGGGHHH. SO friggin gnarly.

It's just gross on the surface of it and anyone with sane boundaries and a sense of self respect would avoid like plague.

But that's just me and my sense of self talking. Clearly I just don't "get it."

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Landmark Grad starts CuddleParty biz
Posted by: Hope ()
Date: April 29, 2008 03:04AM


April 27, 2008
(Yahoo News)

A Look Inside Local Cuddle Parties
Mary Stoker Smith

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ¯ In today's non-stop rush to get here and there, maneuvering through a crowd of hundreds and in and out of lines of traffic, some people worry that they are losing touch with each other. Now as CBS 3's Mary Stoker-Smith reports there's a way to really reach out and touch somebody else. You can do it a cuddle party.

A Cuddle Party may look like a pajama party for grown-ups. It's fun but there are rules. The number one rule, pajamas stay on the whole time. This is a non-sexual event.

Okay, now that we have that out of the way you may ask yourself, what's a cuddle party?

"This is a way of framing touch in a positive way," says cuddle party facilitator Edie Weinstein-Moser.

Edie says the parties which are held around the country and in our area are meant to help people achieve better intimacy, and communication. And it allows people to express themselves in a comfortable and safe environment.

There's snuggling, nuzzling and even spooning. But not everyone's ready for a group hug right away since you may not know everyone. So to get comfortable there are a few steps to start with.

The first step, whether you're with a partner or by yourself, is to sit and chat in a welcome circle. You hear the rules which include asking permission and getting a verbal yes before you touch anybody. And if everyone agrees to all of the rules, the cuddling begins.

"I love experiencing the feelings that come up when you connect with each individual person," said cuddle party-goer Linda Hunter at a recent Phoenixville party.

"Day to day life can get isolating so it's nice to have something to break out of that pattern," says Eric Merlino, another cuddle guest.

For Eric Hunter, "I have finally completely overcome my social anxiety that I had for decades."

Cuddle parties last for about 3 hours and pajamas and stuffed animals are optional.

"These folks enjoyed themselves, they tell me they leave feeling lighter emotionally and physically," said Edie. "You can't help but smile being around this."

And who doesn't love a good hug once in a while?


(© MMVIII, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: Landmark Grad starts CuddleParty biz
Posted by: Zorro ()
Date: May 10, 2008 02:08PM

Sounds like a good way to end up sexually frustrated..... To hell with the group hug b.s. these people just need to get laid..... Wait I got an idea.... Do like the Romans! Have an orgy and really feel connected and stress relieved.

Options: ReplyQuote
Current Page: 9 of 9

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.