Updated: SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
A friction party is an organized party or social gathering consisting entirely of adults at consensual physical affection is encouraged. This may include cuddling, massage, hand-holding, and other non-sexual physical manifestations of affection. Overt sexual stimulation or sexual activity are, however, not permitted.The space is intended to be safe and encourage physical interaction, but not sexual.
More About Friction Party
The term "friction party" is used to refer to the kind of gathering that is commonly known as a "cuddle party." The difference between the two is that "cuddle party" is a trademark protected term while “friction party” is not. Additionally, while cuddle parties are run as business ventures and attendees pay for admission, friction parties are less formal. They may be private (i.e., not be open to general admission) and not charge for access.