Cuddle Party Founders
When Marcia Baczynski and REiD MiHalko decided to launch their now-infamous cuddle parties a little over two years ago, they had no idea they were about to take a cyncial, sex-soaked world by storm with their decidedly kinder, gentler vision of touching en masse . What they call the “flannel revolution” has now launched parties in several cities around the country and in Canada, with people clamoring to get into their pajamas and, well, cuddle. Clearly passionate about their sex-free, gender balanced, communication-building events, which are held several times each month, both founders have since seen their germ of an idea spread far and wide, and have been written up in numerous national and international publications, including a mention by Bill Maher on his HBO show. Gothamist spoke with Baczynski recently about skin hunger, who likes to cuddle, and the power of touch.