Canberra Cuddle Party

When 17 Aug, 2019 6:00pm — 10:00pm Where Monash Website http://mytouchtherapy.com/canberra-cuddle-party
Canberra Cuddle Party is a very unique event where you can practice platonic touch in a safe friendly environment. Canberra Cuddle Party is designed for adults to explore touch, learn about boundaries and respect.

At our Canberra Cuddle Party you will meet new people, enjoy amazing conversations and you will feel extremely relaxed (this sounds really strange, but believe me - it is true) while cuddling and hugging other cuddlers. You are welcome to come even if you are not quite sure what to expect and how you would feel among group of strangers. Very soon after starting all the anxiety will disappear and you will relax and be ready to build your oxytocin levels!

If you are not sure about touching or being touched you don’t have to cuddle at all, you can simply sit with the group, or a bit further (there are armchairs, sofas, bean bags for individuals) and join the conversation. Or you can just hold hands with other cuddlers and still enjoy touch. In case you are still not sure about close contact with another person, I have lots of big soft toys available for your comfort, or if you have your favourite, please bring it with you!

Experience gained at Canberra Cuddle Party is unique! Everybody leaves relaxed, filled with oxytocin and with greater understanding of giving and receiving touch.


On the night...
Canberra Cuddle Party lasts for about three and a half hours.

Guest arrival: 6 pm to 6.30 pm
We would prefer you to arrive by 6.20, so you still have time for checking in, payments and changing while you enjoy a grazing table and tea.

6:30pm - Canberra Cuddle Party starts
At the beginning of the Canberra Cuddle Party we sit in a circle and introduce ourselves to the other guests. Just a short description about you and what brought you to this party is sufficient at the beginning.

After this short introduction we talk about our Canberra Cuddle Party rules. The rules are here just to make us all feel relaxed and safe. We will practice saying “NO”, how to set boundaries and give or not give consent.

7:00pm – 9:30pm Free cuddles!
This time is reserved for you to exercise saying Yes or No, and to explore healthy platonic touch with other guests. Also, this period is great for various conversations :)

9:30 - 10:00pm Wrapping up cuddles
This period is reserved to slowly finish cuddling and conversations. After few hours of cuddling and being relaxed with the group, it is really hard to stop and get back to reality. This time is really good to spend with other guests finishing conversations and having more finger food and tea.

Important:
ARRIVE ON TIME: Once we sit in a circle and begin with introduction and “The Rules” you would not be able to join us. So please value the other gusts time and arrive by 6.20. If you can’t come for some reason, or if you are late, please contact me as soon as possible on this number: 0407 8807 93.

To be more cuddly, please come clean and wear comfortable clothes. No strong perfumes if possible.



“The Rules” of the Canberra Cuddle Party
It is platonic

Clothes stay on all the time

ASK before touch (very important!!!)

Yes or No, but no Maybe (be sure you know what you want and don’t want)

Don’t get upset if your touch is turned down (this is how we learn to deal with and accept rejection)

You don’t have to touch or be touched (if you are not sure about this, you are more then welcome to sit and still enjoy the party. Talking is also a connection, and you can decide when you want physical touch)

Change cuddle partners (this way you will give an opportunity to yourself and others to explore different touches from different people)

Don’t worry if you get turned on, it will go away (this is completely normal, nothing to worry about as far as you don’t act on it. Change position, or put the pillow behind, change partner, start talking… talk to me if there is an issue)

Relax and don't think too much

Collect the energy and take the experience with you


PAYMENT AND REFUNDS

Early bird tickets $35 - need to be booked and paid directly to the account by 10th of August.

Tickets booked after 11th of August are $45.

Use PayId for direct payments: Jasmina Bacic 0407 880793 or to Touch Therapy by Jasmina: BSB 083-064 Acc 38 647 2384.

Booking online is essential. Booking close 6 hours before party. If you find out about event after closing, please contact me directly on 04 07 88 07 93. If you book and then find you cannot make it, please let me know right away.

If you need to cancel your attendance all together, the fee paid can be retained for the next Canberra Cuddle Party or we will process a refund within the next 10 days.

GETTING THERE

An email with the full address and my mobile number will be emailed to you via Eventbrite using the email you used to register. The email will be sent 24 hours before the event. In case you book on the day of the event, I will send you the details soon after you have booked. If you have booked and haven't received the email with information, please contact me: info@mytouchtherapy.com



FAQ
Q: How old do I have to be to enter the event?

A: You have to be 18 years and over.

Q: Will there be a balance of men and women at this event?

A: Sometimes it is hard to achieve gender balancing, but the occasional imbalance in gender was never an issue at Canberra Cuddle Party.

Q: What if I don’t want to cuddle, but want to be part of the cuddle party?

A: You don’t have to cuddle at all, and you are more then welcome to be a part of this cuddle party. Not everybody is a tactile person, but everybody could feel lonely sometimes. Canberra Cuddle party is an excellent event to help you to relax and to get in tune with people.

Q: Is this a singles event?

A: This is not a hook-up or dating workshop, it is more about learning about consent and boundaries and practicing platonic touch.

Q: How do we separate cuddles from sex?

A: Canberra Cuddle Party is specifically designed to leave the sexual kinds of touch off the menu, so that the more inclusive, non-sexual kinds of touch have a chance to be found and enjoyed. For some people this is quite natural, but for others, it is a new challenging experience. Many people are surprised to find that platonic cuddling is a very satisfying and comforting experience.

Q: I am worried that I would get turned on. What then?

A: It happens sometimes. It’s perfectly normal when we are close to other people, especially if we don’t have much chance to enjoy and explore touch. We are completely relaxed at Canberra Cuddle Party and not worried about this. If it happens, it is important not to act on it and it will go away. You might want to change a position or a partner if you are worried that you can’t stop it.



If you have any more questions please email Jasmina info@mytouchtherapy.com
For more information about this event, call 0407880793 or visit http://mytouchtherapy.com/canberra-cuddle-party

How to get there

Monash ACT 2904, Australia