The Cuddle Squad is a group of queer men who know what it is like to experience hurt, depression, loss, bad news and difficult situations in our lives. If you’re experiencing a crisis, the Cuddle Squad will visit with you, listen to you and cuddle with you.
Dr. Charles Silverstein, in his landmark popular book The Joy of Gay Sex, devoted an entire chapter to the benefits of cuddling and its effect on depression. He said, “When men are depressed they really don’t need sex – what they need is to be held.” Other experts agree. And in a world where queer men find themselves struggling, we think we are onto something.
While we can’t promise any particular outcome, you’ll find a benefit in being seen, heard, held, understood and cared for. Anything you share with the Cuddle Squad will remain strictly confidential.
Why not give us a try?
Volunteer for the Cuddle Squad
We find Cuddle Squad volunteers among queer men who have participated in Men Cuddling Men events. Volunteers go through training and are willing to uphold the Ethics Guidelines:
We ask our volunteers to serve for a period of six months and be willing to participate in one or two visits per month. The reward for you comes from helping other queer men in our community to get over the difficulties life has placed in their way. We look forward to sharing with you in this worthy effort.
Request a Cuddle Squad Visit
We’re in the process of recruiting and training our first cohort of Cuddle Squad volunteers. Check back and as soon as we’re ready, we’ll post about how to reach us for a visit.