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    Swedes Extend Warm Embrace to 'Cuddle Party' Movement



    Swedes are often partial to picking up on trends from "over there" with the latest offering a new way to socialize American-style - introducing... the "cuddle party".

    The cuddle party has been in existence since 2004 and has been offering a comforting human touch to a legion of followers from the US to Canada, Australia, the UK and the Netherlands ever since.

    It is now Sweden's turn to hop on the cuddle bandwagon and explore "a playful social event designed for adults to explore communication, boundaries and affection."

    "A cuddle party is a concept where people meet and and practice touching within clear boundaries and learn to set limits, this is important in several fields in society. It is about building integrity," Oskar Palmenfelt at cuddle party organizer Myskurs.se told The Local.

    The ambitious Swedish model will however differ somewhat from the more relaxed US cuddle party, Palmenfelt says.

    "A US cuddle party is more a pleasant evening when people cuddling in a non-sexual way. In Sweden we see boundary-setting when practising cuddling as an important skill to be learned and developed," he explained.

    Swedish participants will participate in an after-cuddle workshop where a specific pedagogic method will be applied to expand the understanding of the value of boundary-setting to personal well-being, Palmenfelt told The Local.

    Palmenfelt said that the integrity and boundary-setting which cuddle parties afford are necessary in a society which imposes such heavy demands on its members and agues that the methods are applicable even outside their intimate setting.

    "It is about learning to build and trust your own personal integrity, drawing limits and also asking for help in everyday situations," he said.

    While the movement has established itself, the cuddle party is not short of detractors with many apparently wondering if it is not just a precursor to an orgy. But with clear rules and the supervision of a Cuddle Lifeguard or Cuddle Caddy, the events are kept strictly above board.

    "The facilitator or their assistant is always on hand to ensure that the rules are followed and any questions can be answered," Oskar Palmenfelt told The Local.

    Myskurs.se plans to expand its operations this year with April courses in Stockholm and May courses in Gothenburg. There are also plans to extend the cuddle party to youth groups and others in need of the warmth of the human touch.
    http://www.thelocal.se/25412/20100308/

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    *lol nevermind*

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    The cuddle party has been in existence since 2004 and has been offering a comforting human touch to a legion of followers from the US to Canada, Australia, the UK and the Netherlands ever since.
    I have never heard of such a weird thing over here in the US and if I had I would not attend something that violates my personal space in such a way.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    Tired

    You squares haven't been hugged right.

    I think it's a great idea. Imagine all the lonely Swedes getting together becasue they need a bit more social bonding skills than internet dating.

    They couldn't run this in Ireland though, it'd turn into a punch-fest.

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    I've never heard of this

    What sort of trendy things they do in central Stockholm, isn't necesseraly what the rest of population is interested in. The danger is that sometimes their trends spread, but often they do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse Shadow View Post
    You squares haven't been hugged right.
    I guess I will continue being a happy square as I really don't like people besides my women to touch me other than a hand shake.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    I think my fellow male friends would at best show me the middle finger and at worst beat me to a pulp if I suggested routinely hugging and cuddling with them. Dunno, it all sounds a little too fluffy IMO.

    The only ever time we embrace other men down here is either as a five-second display of sympathy in troubled times, or in a light-hearted attempt to crush each other's back in the process, "let me hug you" is a serious threat of injury with us, actually.

    Knowing my own aversion to male-on-male cuddles thus the only other male beings that get an affectionate hug from me are younger family members, typically my younger siblings who typically hate it (which is probably precisely who I keep on doing it).

    PS: That Palmenfelt guy's name sounds a little too kosher to me for my taste...more Shekel-sponsored Umvolkung-style degenerate behaviour brought to our latitudes.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    I think my fellow male friends would at best show me the middle finger and at worst beat me to a pulp if I suggested routinely hugging and cuddling with them. Dunno, it all sounds a little too fluffy IMO.

    The only ever time we embrace other men down here is either as a five-second display of sympathy in troubled times, or in a light-hearted attempt to crush each other's back in the process, "let me hug you" is a serious threat of injury with us, actually.

    Knowing my own aversion to male-on-male cuddles thus the only other male beings that get an affectionate hug from me are younger family members, typically my younger siblings who typically hate it (which is probably precisely who I keep on doing it).

    PS: That Palmenfelt guy's name sounds a little too kosher to me for my taste...more Shekel-sponsored Umvolkung-style degenerate behaviour brought to our latitudes.
    So you don't have a so called gay community?

    Well the name ending "felt" is pretty common in many languages isn't it?

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    I wonder what the local Muslim 'enrichers' think, there usually not too keen on touching etc. lol

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    sounds like a way to "feel someone up" without getting in trouble
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