Spooning, cuddling, massage, body-stacking, playing like a bunch of kittens, stroking in a non-sexual way, dancing with or without contact, extended eye-gazing. These are just a few of the types of platonic touch that you can experience at Cozy, a heart-centric cuddle-event hosted by Solomon Krueger in Montreal.
I’ve been to three of these parties and I have enjoyed each more than the last. There’s an openness, a warmth, and tenderness at these parties that I’ve never encountered or experienced anywhere else. We talk about the power of platonic touch and why it’s not more common. We discuss the importance of consent and how to ask for what you want, along with how to say no, and how to handle rejection.
This episode is warm and tender and you’re going to love it.
Flowland, the space where Cozy is held, ready for some deep cuddling
What you’ll learn (or why you should care):
• How to ask for different types of platonic touch
• The power of saying no and various ways to say it
• How to handle rejection and severals ways to respond
• The power of getting your needs for touch in a platonic way
Notes and Resources
Learn more about Solomon and connect with him on his Facebook page.
Find out what your love language is by reading The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
Learn about the Wheel of Consent and the Four Quadrants on Betty Martin’s website.
Read Charlie Glickman’s blog post on Consent Accidents and Consent Violations.