Woman Starts Cuddling Business
PENFIELD, NY (CNN) -If you need a hug, one New York woman is for hire. Rachel Barnhart spoke to the woman who is offering comfort… for a price.
“I always liked to cuddle. It seemed pretty simple to me.”
Jackie Samuel started her business, The Snuggery, a month ago.
She charges 60 bucks an hour to… Well.. Snuggle.
“It sounds interesting. I’d like to learn more about it.”
the 29-year-old U-of-R grad says her clients are looking for relaxation and physical comfort.
“This is not about sex. I’m really straightforward about that.”
Samuel started her business without a license. There isn’t one for… Cuddling.
“I thought I need to kind of validate my position. I need some kind of certification or license to show I’m a qualified cuddler, but I couldn’t find anybody else who was doing what I was doing so I decided to just start.”
but let’s face it – cuddling isn’t too difficult.
“I would hope it’s something everybody knows how to do. I just think we kind of lose the interest or the drive in our society.”
studies do show cuddling reduces stress and blood pressure.
But you won’t find Samuel doing a lot of advertising.
“It’s cuddling. Either you want it or you don’t.”
Samuel is building her business and only has a few clients right now.
In the meantime, she’s still selling real estate.