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I cuddled with strangers at a San Francisco cuddle party alongside other members of the city's intimacy-starved workforce. No, it wasn't that weird

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Cuddle parties are intimate gatherings where strangers meet, practice consent, and enjoy human touch.
There are some hosted in San Francisco, a city with a long track record of bucking social norms and celebrating innovation - in technology, sex, intimacy, or otherwise.
The events are non-sexual, and while they may not be experiences for everyone, their message of proactive consent and communication can help build healthy relationships, trust, and confidence.
I decided to go to a cuddle party out of keen curiosity. I found that intimacy takes many forms, but I prefer the kind that exists...
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