Knowledge is power

At Hugz & Cuddlez, we believe knowledge is power, and so we sometimes post information and data that we feel might be enjoyable or useful to our guests and friends. On this page you can find links to some of these. Please note that some of this content is intended for Mature-audience, and so some of these links are for info posted on FetLife (?), which requires an account to access, and is only available for adults.

Open Book

Handling Rejection

Most people go through our vetting process without much difficulty, but occasionally, someone doesn't quite fit our community and is turned away. This is neither fun for us or for the applicant, but handling the rejection properly is important. This article discusses this scenario.

Polyamory and ENM links

Polyamory has swept the nation and the world by storm in the past few years, and with millions of followers, there are a million things to know. This is a collection of links and info about ethical non-monogamy.

Tips for a good profile

One's profile on FetLife is important, as it's often the 1st, and sometimes the only impression it makes on potential new friends, play-partners and romantic interests. You can also think of it as your Resume or business-card, if you will. This article is thoughts and suggestions on making a good profile.

The Wheel of consent

Betty Martin's wheel is a fundamental part of BDSM and consent culture, and is studied world-wise by people in our community. This is Betty's page containing videos and info about it.

Profile photos

Profile photos are important for first impression, and while not everyone is a model, getting good shots isn't rocket science. This article explains some techniques and tools you can use at home for look your best.

Vetting insights

Our vetting process can be daunting to some, and to maintain it's integrity, most of it has to be under-wraps. However, it's not all secret and this article discusses some of the realities of vetting.

Capacity planning

Demand for our events keep increasing, and many of our events are near or at-capacity. This article discusses how we handle things when demand exceeds our available space.


We all mess-up sometimes, but often, uttering "sorry" isn't going to cut it. This article discusses the art and skill-set of a proper apology, and how to really smooth things over.

Things to do in the PNW kink scene

The PNW offers a lot of fun and adventures to sex-positive people. This article lists all the clubs and venues you can find around here.

Media and news coverage

Hugz & Cuddlez started operating in 2021, but it's history goes further, dating back to 2018. Below you can find links to articles and podcasts about our events and community.

Puget Sound Cuddle group hosts record-breaking cuddle pile

Article in Business Wire about an exceptionally large cuddle pile in Tukwila.

The Art of Consent and Safety in the Group Cuddling Community

Article in Northwest Magazine about consent in our community.

Cuddle events, a new way to enjoy the healing power of touch

Article in Seattle Metro Magazine about our cuddle events.

With COVID restrictions relaxed, Seattle cuddle club sees spike in interest

Article from Social Lifestyle Magazine about our growth post-COVID.

Hugz & Cuddlez invites people to a group cuddling event

Article in JOLT magazine about expansion to Olympia.

Flipping the script

Article in Publicist Paper about our unusual "non-business" model.

Sex positivity in the Pacific Northwest

Article in First Washington News about sex-positive venues in the PNW, which also features Hugz & Cuddlez

Cuddling parties - ever just need a hug?!?

Interview with Stacy of the Pleasure Playpen podcast about our events.

Our cuddling needs

Interview with Kirk Honda for the Psychology in Seattle podcast about cuddling and our events (Spoonz).

Physical Touch

Interview with Mac Scotty McGregor on Rainier Avenue Radio about Spoonz and cuddling.

Healthy Relationships Develop for Erez and his Open Heart

Article from New York Metropolitan about Hugz founder Erez and his quest into polyamory

Zipping around town

Article from Daily Bayonet about Hugz founder Erez and his affinity for fast cars

Tombolo Institute of Bellevue College recruits Redmond celebrity to advisory board

Article in SaveDelete about Hugz founder Erez and his work supporting academics

Erez's Journey to a Polyamorous Lifestyle

Article in the Bellevue Chronicle about Hugz founder Erez and his life of polyamory

Landmark Non-Monogamy Case Big Score for Polyamory Community

Article in Chiang Rai times about Hugz founder Erez and his legal battles related to polyamory

Israeli life: Smart Circle

Article in Hadassah Magazine about Hugz founder Erez and his work with Mensa, the High-IQ organization