Not that intimate touch can't happen organically after a night of heavy drinking with friends, but organized cuddling with strangers while sober does have a nice ring to it. The founders of Cuddle Party wanted to create a "safe space for adults to explore and practice affectionate touch without sexualizing it." And so the event, which takes place internationally, is a gathering of touchy-feelies engaging in things like puppy piles, spooning, and a welcome circle led by "Cuddle Lifeguards" who ensure the fun stays G-rated. That means that despite the inevitable arousal that occurs when 10 to 20 virile, pajama-clad bodies collide, you can look and you can touch, but you can't get off. That, you will have to leave to those aforementioned drunken orgies and the like. Meanwhile, be sure to read Cuddle Party's FAQ, which addresses all the weirdness you never knew cuddling could bring up for people: "Is cuddling cheating? Talk it over with your partner." "What if no one wants to cuddle with me? Everyone has that fear." "Is this some crazy hippie thing? Essentially, yes." "Why cuddle? Because everyone needs to be held now and then."

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