What I got out of Cuddle Party personally: Wow, what haven’t I gotten out of Cuddle Party! I guess to start, Cuddle Party has really helped me to be clear with the people who surround me. To ask for what I want, to feel ok about saying no, and to really communicate clearly. As a result, I have richer friendships, less tension in my body, a clearer mind and I’ve also lost over 30 pounds. I think the weight loss is due to the fact that many of us, myself included, eat to fill a hole in our lives. One of the holes for me was the lack of affectionate touch in my life and the lack of authentic connections. Once I identified those needs and got them taken care of, I did a lot less emotional eating.