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billythrilly7th
12-01-2006, 01:06 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2690511&page=1


Nov. 30, 2006 *Gary Nash was feeling just a tad out of touch when he decided to attend his first cuddle party.

Nash, a New Jersey native who now works in the world of New York finance, walked into a yoga studio in Manhattan six weeks ago to attend his first cuddle party.

He felt a little nervous but also more than a little curious.

"It was very nerve-wracking because I didn't know what to expect," he said. "It just seemed like some type of weird psychedelic type of thing, but I said, "Eh, let's give it a try.'"

Nash's experience was overwhelmingly positive, and he has since become a cuddle-party regular or "cuddle monster."

"By going to one, it validated why I think something like that is needed," Nash said.

Nash is one of more than an estimated 5,000 people who have been cuddled in the last five years, thanks to the growing phenomenon of cuddle parties.

From New York to Los Angeles and from Australia to London, cuddle parties seem to be taking the world by storm.

www.cuddleparty.com



No comment.

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 01:14 AM
And I thought the Tupperware parties were strange.

aadams73
12-01-2006, 01:15 AM
I saw these freaks weirdos people on season 3 of Penn & Teller's Bullsh!t. I was covered in icky creep bumps just watching those...uh...people cuddle.


Alex <--not a touchy-feely kind of gal.

aghast
12-01-2006, 01:16 AM
i think billy needs a cuddle

Perks
12-01-2006, 01:16 AM
I am a touchy-feely, just not indiscriminately. Hold me, Alex.

(it's okay, since we're practically the same person anyway)

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 01:17 AM
I am a touchy-feely, just not indiscriminately. Hold me, Alex.

(it's okay, since we're practically the same person anyway):roll: I don't think Billy needs more fees....

Perks
12-01-2006, 01:18 AM
Huh? You might be calling me a bitch, or you might just be talking nonsense again. I can never tell.

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 01:20 AM
Huh? You might be calling me a bitch, or you might just be talking nonsense again. I can never tell.:Hug2: You're #1 can do person.

Shadow_Ferret
12-01-2006, 01:25 AM
Human contact of any kind gives me the heebie-jeebies. A cuddle party? Just the thought makes my skin crawl.

billythrilly7th
12-01-2006, 01:32 AM
Human contact of any kind gives me the heebie-jeebies. A cuddle party? Just the thought makes my skin crawl.

Humans are disgusting.

One of them gave me bronchitis.

Cuddle with them?

I don't think so.

'Nuff said.

aadams73
12-01-2006, 01:33 AM
I am a touchy-feely, just not indiscriminately. Hold me, Alex.

(it's okay, since we're practically the same person anyway)

We're officially hugging ourself.

I'm now convinced we are the same person; I adored(totally adored) Till Human Voices Wake Us.

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 01:34 AM
So I guess the group hug is out of the question? Dang, and I was all ready to give you a big smooth.

Perks
12-01-2006, 01:34 AM
We're officially hugging ourself.



I'm now convinced we are the same person; I adored(totally adored) Till Human Voices Wake Us.
Yay! Oh how I love you. I think I just turned queer.

Everybody - avert your eyes, please.

aadams73
12-01-2006, 01:34 AM
Cuddle with them?

I don't think so.



Come on, Billy, you know you want it. You're practically begging for it like a cheap cuddle-ho.

Perks
12-01-2006, 01:36 AM
... I was all ready to give you a big smooth.A big, smooth what? I'm absolutely terrified.

billythrilly7th
12-01-2006, 01:38 AM
Come on, Billy, you know you want it. You're practically begging for it like a cheap cuddle-ho.

Not even close.

I'm appalled at the very notion and still speechless in trying to describe what I think about the people who actually go to one of these parties.

I will take a 24 hour cooling off period before giving me opinion on that.

writerterri
12-01-2006, 01:48 AM
I'm not easy, but we can discuss it.

aghast
12-01-2006, 01:50 AM
cuddling is good especially after a workout naked with a hairy man all sweaty and such

Shadow_Ferret
12-01-2006, 01:54 AM
cuddling is good especially after a workout naked with a hairy man all sweaty and such

I think I'm going to be sick.

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 02:12 AM
A big, smooth what? I'm absolutely terrified.There was supposed to be a C in there somewhere....

davids
12-01-2006, 02:17 AM
A tickle and a cuddle now that might be something to consider-heh heh heh!

Stew21
12-01-2006, 02:29 AM
i was afraid to click. I have been validated in my judgment.
WTF? Cuddle party...pfft

(freaks)

aghast
12-01-2006, 02:33 AM
idont mind cuddling with strangers but i sure am not going to pay 30 bucks for it, i can so totally get more for that money

Soccer Mom
12-01-2006, 02:39 AM
Sheesh. Paying to cuddle? get a dog.

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 02:42 AM
Sheesh. Paying to cuddle? get a dog.I'd say get a wife, but that'd be reason enough for needing an outside group to obtain affection. * run jonny run *

Susie
12-01-2006, 02:44 AM
I've been cuddling for years, but I wouldn't call it a party.:)

Cat Scratch
12-01-2006, 03:27 AM
Aw, I thought this thread was inviting me to cuddle, and I got all excited.

SOMEone better cuddle me!!!!

JennaGlatzer
12-01-2006, 03:32 AM
I'm in! We may have to sort of cuddle sideways, though.

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 03:34 AM
Aw, I thought this thread was inviting me to cuddle, and I got all excited.

SOMEone better cuddle me!!!!Are you picky who gives a cuddle?

http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/_/2/saddam_homeless2.jpg

Scarlett_156
12-01-2006, 03:46 AM
I'm always willing to "cuddle" someone. Yep, "cuddling"... sure... mmmmhm... you may feel a bit faint afterwards, but don't worry: That's perfectly normal. I'll leave cab fare in your shirt pocket, too; I'm not that mean of a cuddler, I still have a few scruples left.

billythrilly7th
12-01-2006, 03:57 AM
Okay, I admit it.

I tried to be cool, but I need a cuddle.

:cry:

Cat Scratch
12-01-2006, 04:03 AM
Are you picky who gives a cuddle?

http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/_/2/saddam_homeless2.jpg

Maybe if he'd had more cuddles as a child....

(Leading the boards in a round of "What the World Needs Now is Love")

rhymegirl
12-01-2006, 04:21 AM
Did you know that cuddling is good for your health?


Or was that sex?

kikazaru
12-01-2006, 04:44 AM
Why don't these people just ride the subway during rush hour? You can get the same sensation for two bucks - and you don't have to make conversation. I'm not touchophobic but I'm trying to think of a situation other than imminent hypothermia would I ever consider having such close bodily contact with a bunch of strangers. *shudder*

I feel all ookie now.:(

Bartholomew
12-01-2006, 05:41 AM
You guys seem to be anti-cuddle.

I'm just anti-paying-for-cuddles.

JDCrayne
12-01-2006, 05:48 AM
So I guess the group hug is out of the question? Dang, and I was all ready to give you a big smooth.

A big smooth WHAT????

SpookyWriter
12-01-2006, 05:50 AM
A big smooth WHAT????:roll: Billy never came back to find out.

Del
12-01-2006, 05:55 AM
(it's okay, since we're practically the same person anyway)

There will be no holding yourself in public. I mean really!

Del
12-01-2006, 06:03 AM
I think I'm going to be sick.

Me first. Somebody have a bag?

dclary
12-01-2006, 06:08 AM
Hug it out, b*tches!

dclary
12-01-2006, 06:09 AM
I thought this was about curdling.

CBeasy
12-01-2006, 06:12 AM
When I first heard about these things, I thought to myself, "Well, I like cuddling girls, they say there's girls, therefore I may like one of these. After reading the FAQ on that website, I am totally soured. It's just the whole tone of the program. It reads like some cult of Scientology website. I'm seriously kind wigged out right now.

Bravo
12-01-2006, 06:49 AM
once again, im reminded by how similar billy and i am outside of most political issues.

but for the record, i will make an exception w touching and feeling perks.


umm

that wasnt harrassment.

there's a few other AW women id put on that list too, but i dont want to be labelled a slut again.

:(

JDCrayne
12-01-2006, 07:57 AM
I didn't realize I was paranoid until I read about the cuddle parties. *shudder*

Perks
12-01-2006, 08:04 AM
once again, im reminded by how similar billy and i am outside of most political issues.

but for the record, i will make an exception w touching and feeling perks.


umm

that wasnt harrassment.

there's a few other AW women id put on that list too, but i dont want to be labelled a slut again.

:(You say the sweetest things.

BottomlessCup
12-01-2006, 08:19 AM
Cuddle parties are bullcrap.

They kick you out if you dry-hump.

What's the point?

army_grunt13
12-01-2006, 09:41 AM
there's a few other AW women id put on that list too, but i dont want to be labelled a slut again.

:( I prefer the term "man-whore," personally.

Geez, that whole concept is rather creepy, especially if it involves "cuddling" with other guys! "Dude, why are both your hands on my hips??? At least you could buy me dinner first!!!" :ROFL:

Oh, and BottomlessCup, I feel your pain. I got in trouble once while answering some "ethical" questions. When asked what I would do if I saw an attractive woman drop her wallet, I answered, "When she bends over to pick it up, hump her mercilessly!" :Thumbs: