What is a Cuddle Party?

Cuddling Puppies

I stumbled upon the Cuddle Party phenomena on Polyamory? Glossary of Polyamory Terms.

CUDDLE PARTY: a social gathering of adults which encourages consensual physical affection, such as cuddling, massage, and other forms of physical expression, but which forbids overt sexual activity or sexual stimulation.

I couldn’t help but to explore further. The Internet was full of cuddle groups, communities, videos, and photos. Wikipedia describes a cuddle party as an event designed with the intention of allowing people to experience non-sexual group physical intimacy through cuddling.

So how did these “cuddle puddles” start? Reid Mihalko and Marcia Baczynski, from New York City, founded Cuddle Party in New York on February 29, 2004. Due to its popularity, these self-proclaimed relationship counsellors began a training and certification program in 2005. Now, these gatherings are being held across the globe – United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, England, Sweden, and more.

Cuddle Parties claim that participants will gain clarity and confidence, boundaries and communication skills, comfort, support and encouragement, and the secrets that will help you welcome relaxed, non-sexual touch.

Here are highlights from the first four years of Cuddle Party:

Have you ever attended a Cuddle Party? Would you want to?

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Tell us what you think! 2 Comments

  1. LindaNChris

    February 11, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Great if you need therapy but if you have confidence then I call it a teasing party. Some people really need it but some women get silly by getting me totally hard rubbing their pussy into my cock then at the end of the night tell everyone how they would never want this to lead to sex and if we thought different then we were the ones not with the program. Just forthright record my primary wife said it was a tease party before I did. I have been about five cuddle parties and some people really like the idea that you are there to be touched but if you are used to being touched and loved by several women, it is not that thrilling to be touched deeply and released like she did it mindlessly. It is a bit expensive for just an entire evening of teasing “too goofy for me thanks”

    • Holly


      February 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

      I totally get what you’re saying. I’ve never tried a cuddle party because it just doesn’t sound that much fun or satisfying.

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