Would You Buy a Cuddle Off the Internet?

Jackie Samuel has started a business where people pay to "snuggle" with her

Cuddling may have started out as a survival instinct, but it has since grown into something you can pay for on the internet. And, in case you are wondering, we are not using "cuddling" as a euphemism for anything.  People pay to just cuddle with one another. And there are usually strict rules to prevent anything beyond from happening. Sad? Maybe. Desperate? Perhaps. But apparently it might be more “normal” than we think.

Cuddle parties first started in 2004. Strangers would meet at a designated place and hold each other for hours. The parties popped up across the country and became known as a safe place for people to go get touch and affection without having pressure to do anything sexual. Think it might be kind of hard to have an intimate moment with 5, 10 or even 20 people at a time?

Well then, perhaps you'd rather have a more private sesh with Jackie Samuel. A month ago, she launched a website, The Snuggery, where people can go to her home to cuddle mano-y-mano. Samuel says she started the company because she felt the need to help all the poor Americans who do not have non-sexual touch in their lives.  And, of couse, no good deed should go unpaid. Oh, and there's also the thing where she just really, really likes to cuddle. So, everybody wins!

It might seem weird to some but the trend is going strong. There might just be a cuddle party coming to a house near you.

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