Men, frequently advised to clamp down on their emotions and resist their instincts “to feel,” experience deep wounds. Can a stranger’s hands really heal buried pain?
Invitees entered insecure, aware of perceived emotional shortcomings, that their histories had brought them to this place: the snuggle party. Directed to maintain a “snuggle level” by the snuggle coordinator (yes, there really is such a role!), the energy remained playful as foreign fingers massaged scalps, rubbed shoulder and nestled into each other’s personal space. Snugglers described it as a “calming touch” and confessed that not knowing the owner of the hand, foot, or arm was comforting, as if it brought them in touch with the rest of the universe.
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Video: YouTube/Seeker Stories