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Warming Up to Cuddle Parties

Reid Mihalko is the force behind a growing trend: cuddle parties. Those who take part dress up in jammies and hold each other close for several hours. The parties are meant to "empower and heal people in their relationships, sexuality and self-expression." Hear Mihalko and NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.