Welcome to our Sanctuaries in Los Angeles!
Cuddle Sanctuary is the place to unwind and take time for yourself – a spa experience for your spirit. All genders and orientations – individuals, groups and couples – are all welcome. We meet every Wednesday and Saturday night at 8:00pm in Venice.
Join us at Cuddle Sanctuary, where people come to relax in a welcoming environment so they can give and receive cuddling and feel connected to themselves and each other.
A Cuddle Sanctuary is a guided social experience that includes a welcome circle, easy relaxation activities, communication exercises and a description of cuddle etiquette. The event culminates in a voluntary “cuddle lab.” Touch is always consensual and never a requirement to participate. And if it’s not your cup of tea, you can leave at any time. : – )
At a Cuddle Sanctuary you may experience an increased sense of well-being and belonging, a boost in compassion and playfulness, a decrease blood pressure and a better night’s sleep. Healthy, human touch also improves your immune system!
A Cuddle Sanctuary provides opportunities to meet new friends, connect with partners and pals in a soulful new way and be part of a warm, safe and huggable tribe. You are guaranteed to have a fantastic experience.
You can continue your experience with us by becoming part of the Cuddle Sanctuary Tribe on our Facebook page.
We are also offering a no risk 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with your experience at Cuddle Sanctuary. Just email Support@CuddleSanctuary.com and ask for it.
WHAT TO WEAR? Dress in clothes that are conducive to snuggling. Soft, cozy pajamas, cotton t-shirts, sweatpants, leggings are all welcome. Tank tops and shorts are a-okay for the warmer weather. Feel free to change clothes when you arrive. Hygiene is important at cuddles – be squeaky clean and minty fresh – it’s easier to get close that way! (Note: come free of perfumes, colognes and cigarette smoke. Some of us have sensitive noses – thanks!)
WHAT TO BRING? You are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket – cozy comforters, sleeping bags, all are welcome with the cooler weather. You are also welcome to bring a healthy snack or drink to share. (No alcohol please.)
This 2 minute video gives an overview of our sanctuaries.
“This was my first time. Thank you to everyone for the amazing energy and the welcome feeling. It was truly a wonderful evening with wonderful people. I can’t wait for the next one and to hopefully see all you beautiful people again very soon. Still smiling and feeling full of love. Thank you!!”
This one minute video details the guidelines for touch.
“Still feeling so good from last night, such wonderful people and amazing energy! I feel so lucky to have found you all!”
Here’s 1 1/2 minutes on cuddle etiquette.
“She was warm, and very clear about the guidelines which I think helped to create a safe space.”
This 1 1/2 minute video helps you make the most of your time at our events.
- These guidelines are like the “etiquette of cuddling.” We’ll go over them and answer any questions you have during the Sanctuary.
- There’s no touch ever required.
- You can change your mind at any time.
- Respect the boundaries of others (ideally with enthusiasm).
- Keep touch Rated G (and stay dressed).
- Ask and Wait: If you want to touch someone, ask. Then wait for their answer.
- Respect the confidentiality of others.
|Single Sanctuary||$20 online ($25 at the door)|
|10-Pack of Sanctuaries||$150|
|Cuddle Club||$60/month (unlimited workshops)|
|Annual Gold Membership||$650 (unlimited workshops all year)|
About your Sanctuary Leaders
For years, Jean Franzblau kept Googling “cuddle” and “Los Angeles” hoping to find an event. She’s now the founder of Cuddle Sanctuary in Los Angeles which provides a safe space every week for people to give and receive healthy touch. “I found that when my needs for cuddling were met, I made better decisions in my social life. I wasn’t starving for touch!” Jean is also a sex educator for colleges and universities. She also is a professional cuddler and was featured in the BuzzFeed video on the subject that got over seven million views. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA.
When Fei Wyatt first discovered cuddling as a wellness practice, it felt like coming home. She is now a leading expert in the field of professional cuddling, and trains others to bring more cuddling out into the world. As Chief People Officer at Cuddle Sanctuary, Fei loves to create growth-oriented spaces that foster vulnerability, openness, connection, and exploration. Fei has appeared on 60-Second Docs, Good Day LA, KCET, FusionTV, Comedy Central and BuzzFeed. Fei also is a professional cuddler.