Cuddling is a very intimate act. Parents comfort their children. A friend offers a hug and a kind word of encouragement. Two people can use cuddling to be close without crossing physical boundaries. Some hug their pets in this manner as well. I think it’s safe to say it’s a wonderful gesture of affection if not love. It’s why Cuddle Parties have taken off. Couldn’t we all use a cuddle? Wouldn’t the world be a better place if more of us expressed affection instead of fear, anger, disdain, impatient and hatred?