A Penfield, N.Y., woman is offering customers an hour of cuddling for a cool $60.
“There are different kinds of cuddling positions, but I typically always start out spooning and I am pretty small, so usually I’m the little spoon,” Jacqueline Samuel, who runs “The Snuggery” out of her upstate cottage, told Metro when her business opened early this summer.
The 29-year-old said the non-sexual sessions vary, but she has a list of rules that customers must follow, including showering before appointments and no nudity.
“I actually have very straightforward policies about where is okay to touch and where is not okay to touch,” Samuel told CBS 2.
Male and female customers, who so far have ranged in age from 21 to 84, can also fork over $50 for a 45-minute session and $90 for a 90-minute session.
The University of Rochester graduate says business has been booming since it kicked off this summer. She’s even hired a second snuggler to keep up with demand.
“I think a lot of people don’t have someone in their life that they can receive comforting touch from on a regular basis,” Samuel told Metro.
Samuel maintains that the snuggling service is legal. She also said that cuddling carries many health benefits — a fact doctors have backed up.
Regular human touch has been proven to release the hormone oxytocin, which boosts people’s happiness.
“There is an increase in your immune system, your ability to fight infection, and decrease inflammation,” Dr. Asma Sadiq of Beth Israel Medical Center told CBS2.
Aw hell naw! That’s sad people have to pay just for a little human contact. And no happy ending either!
Would you do it if you were lonely enough?