A New York woman invites strangers into her bed for a living, but she isn’t having sex, and she isn’t getting naked---she’s giving cuddles.
Jacqueline Samuel, 29, opened The Snuggery, a place where clients can cuddle with her for upwards of $60.
The sessions can last up to 90 minutes, and friends and family are present in the home to offer a layer of protection.
Samuel, a master’s student at the University of Rochester, says she was inspired to create the business based on theories of healing through touch.
She says most Americans are deprived of touch and believes that cuddling can relieve stress for up to five days.
Her clients are mostly men and she acknowledges that some may become sexually aroused. Samuel doesn’t mind, so long as they don’t act of the impulse.
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