Trend Alert: Cuddling as Therapy

Trend Alert: Cuddling as Therapy

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Jennifer Hunter
Feb 25, 2015
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Cuddling is so hot right now. Everywhere we look people are embracing (get it?) cuddlebug behavior. Let's talk about it.

First it was a service, then an app and now there's a whole cuddle convention in (where else?) Portland, Oregon.

Just look at all these professional cuddle services that offer friendly, non-sexual physical comfort. Not unlike a massage, they cite the healing power of physical touch as the benefit of their services. For a minimum of $80, you can get an hour of snuggle time from The Snuggle Buddies or the Snuggery is slightly less at $60 per hour. Either way, you get to pick out your preferred snuggler based on their profile. Easy peasy.

If you're more about reciprocal snuggling, try an app like Cuddlr — location based cuddling that's (hopefully) mutually beneficial. You log on, find someone near you who also needs some physical touch and go from there. It's supposed to be non-sexual, but this report from the Washington Post shows that there's probably no way to make sure.

And the best, most mainstream cuddle? Cuddle Con! That's right. The "world's first cuddling convention" occurred — of course— on Valentine's Day and brought together like-minded cuddle enthusiasts looking for some collective comfort. Read all about it at The Oregonian.

So where do you stand on the cuddle revolution? Would you get up close and personal with a stranger or will you save your snuggling for your main squeeze only?

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