I wrote the following as a response on the 'This might be a cool way to get comfortable with a person.' thread of the general forum. I believe it so strongly that I decided to make it part of my profile.
Different strokes for different folks! First of all, if you read the full article,and not just the questions, it says the questions are to promote intimacy, rather than love. You can't get much more intimate than with platonic cuddling. Yes, there is the physical side, which I am sure would be beneficial to some people by itself, but to me, the love involved is much more beneficial. After all, the word 'platonic' itself doesn't just mean 'without sex involved', it means 'love that is on a higher plane than the physical'.
A lot of people would be really surprised at how liberating making themselves vulnerable, can be. Would I, myself, answer all 36 questions? Probably not, I would most likely have to pass on a a few, but I'd give all of them my best shot, maybe with a few modifications.
I think they likely wouldn't work super well in a professional situation unless both parties agreed to it up front. However, I know there are plenty of regular folks, especially women who need to get intimate on an emotional level, before they could allow themselves to get intimate on a physical level. On the sexual level,that is called being a demisexual (I think). On a cuddling level, I'm not at all sure what it would be called, but the same principal applies.
I organized a cuddle party for Sunday 9 July 2017, which everyone cancelled on for one reason and another that I may or may not try to do again. To find out more read the forum thread on the Pasadena hotel cuddle event, and/or PM me.
My name is Jim. My best friend says I am a big furry teddy bear, loyal, open minded, unique, truthful, and a good listener, and I think she is totally correct in all of that. I am retired, so I am very flexible with my time.
I am looking for a female of any (legal) age to cuddle with. I am not able to host, so we will need to cuddle at your place, or at an event. I consider myself to be a cuddler demisexual, but with the ability to develop emotional feelings very fast. However, rest assured that I will never move at a speed faster than you are comfortable with. I will always respect your boundaries, and never do anything that you are not comfortable with, as long as you communicate those to me, nor will I ever do anything involving you without your consent.
My primary purpose of being here is to find someone to cuddle with in a way they are comfortable with. The following is to give you more of an idea of who I am, and is not intended as a solicitation of anything beyond platonic cuddling. I am a long time nudist, and I am polyamorous and looking for a partner with a deep emotional connection. Again this information is for you to know more about me, and not a request for anything beyond platonic cuddling.
I didn't like the choices for three of the boxes below, so this paragraph addresses those. I am to the minute on the cusp of Aries and Taurus, making me neither, but a combination of them both. On rare occasions, I eat some pot candy to help me with pain and sleeping problems, but I never smoke it. I am not at all religious, but am very spiritual.