Earlier this month, I went to a Cuddle Party in Brooklyn and filmed it just for you (video at the end of this blog). No, it’s not a sex party, although someone called it a “hug orgy.” It’s organized by @BKWildLife, Chris Carr. The rules for this particular cuddle party are 1. no sex and 2. no drugs, only sober cuddlers!
Chris’ inspiration for this is, “To remind people that humans need touch. It’s about interpersonal contact, exchanging energies and bringing people together. Hugs, holding hands, and spooning are welcomed.” Chris isn’t a psychologist but he’s a Medievalist (in graduate school studying the Medieval).
So, what’s a cuddle party? Cuddle parties are a place where fully clothed people get to have non-sexual touch and as the name suggests, cuddles. They suggest people to bring a cuddle buddy with them but if you happen to come solo, there was a “professional cuddler” who was giving out hugs 🙂