Professional Cuddlers Amongst Us
Until now I had regarded cuddling as something done between those who share a close connection, or at least a few drinks. Then I saw this in the NY Times, Pillow Talk with a Professional Cuddler.
For $79, practitioners who sign up for Cuddlist, for example, receive about 10 hours of training. Once trained, pro cuddlers promise a physical and psychic salve through spooning, arm tickling and deep embraces. Think of it as a blend of talk therapy, yoga and improvisational bodywork, the free jazz equivalent of massage.
We have stumbled across an ad for a program nearby: