At Calia Cuddle therapy, everyone must make a commitment to respect this Code of Conduct. Following it allows us to create the magic, safe and comfortable space necessary for Cuddle therapy.
Read it carefully and make sure your expectations and abilities match Calia's values.
*For more information on the terms and conditions of the services, consult the Service Contracts
1. Be able to consent
Demonstrate legal age of consent AND be visibly in possession of all one's physical and mental faculties.
2. Be transparent
Disclose any health problems that may be aggravated by cuddles AND commit to expressing any discomfort experienced during the session or the workshop!
3. Practice good hygiene
Before arriving, take a shower, brush teeth and put on clean, comfortable clothes (because clean cuddles are so much more enjoyable!)
4. Be respectful
To respect Calia's Space and everyone in it (clients and cuddlers).
All violence, of any kind, is strictly prohibited.
Do not make judgments about oneself or others.
Respect the privacy of others. Sessions and workshops are confidential and all information collected during them can not be disclosed.
5. Be platonic (NO SEXUALITY)
To avoid any ambiguity, everyone should have an appropriate and comfortable outfit, with the body covered from ankle to waist, from waist to the base of the neck, and from shoulders to the forearms (long pants and t-shirt) AND stay dressed throughout the whole session or workshop!
No contact of erogenous or sexual zones.
Hands must always stay on top of clothing.
No saliva exchange.
Mutual respect underpins the entire session and/or workshop and all actions must be devoid of any sexual connotations.
The relationship between the cuddler and the client is purely professional and limited to the setting of the session or workshop.
The ultimate advice: do not do anything you would not be comfortable doing in front of an 8 year old child, your grandmother, your priest or all three at the same time!
6. Respect the boundaries of one's self and others
(Read it carefully, it says "of one's self and others." For some people, it is more difficult to respect one's own boundaries, while for others, it is others' boundaries that seem less important. Here, the boundaries of everyone are important!)
To respect, at all times, fixed and variable personal boundaries of oneself, others and cuddlers.
Personal boundaries are the invisible lines beyond which one begins to feel uncomfortable.
Fixed boundaries are generally constant while variable boundaries can change depending on several factors such as context, the approach, the partner, and especially intent. It is therefore up to the person themself to decide if and when their variable limit is actually a limit or not.
7. Practice consent
(Same here, the consent of everyone is important!)
Practicing consent is to ensure that everyone, at all times, is perfectly comfortable with, and fully knowledgeable of what is happening (see the Guide to Consent).
*Failure to comply with Calia's Code of Conduct will result in expulsion.
Calia's Guide to Consent
See how we can make sure that everyone is actually consenting and thus having a great moment, at every moment.
Cuddle Therapy at Calia
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