Snuggle Anyone?

I am not going to say much until I give you the chance to watch the two informative clips below.

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Okay, now for talking.  I was tremendously intrigued by this woman’s idea of business.  Not because of any sexual connotations.  Instead, it’s because I, actually, thought about this as a business years ago.  The problem I saw with it was that I figured people wouldn’t go for it being non-sexual and I would end up in jail.

I saw this on Comcast’s news summary.  It was a different clip and one that, in many ways, went into a little more depth.  For instance, the two clips talk about her $60 / hr charge to cuddle.  The other clip reported that for $300 she would cuddle with you for an entire night.

Now, I can already hear the screams of “I bet it’s not sexual!” and “You have got to be kidding!”  However, let me ask you this:  “Do you get enough human contact to be healthy?”

My stroke counselor gets worried about me at times because she wants to make absolutely certain that I get out and be around people.  She is happy that I am on the computer, that I have my blog and those friends, and that I have my cat for company.  However, she tells me that you must have actual human contact in the right amounts or you will become unhealthy and depressed.  I have read enough to know that to be true.

Here’s the thing:  I talk a lot about going out for dates and things like that.  I talk about never getting married again because of how much I might have to give up that I am not willing to anymore.  There is all of that talking.  But, what I do truly miss is holding someone’s hand, hugging someone, and…yes, sleeping with my arm around someone.  Are there sexual thoughts?  Well, yes, but that, often,  takes a back seat to just the idea of holding someone.  I have had many times in recent years when I wanted to ask someone if they would spend the night just to cuddle.  I have wanted to cuddle with some women, but didn’t because I knew what would, most likely, start going on in their heads.  We are nearly programmed to think that touching and holding means sexual interest and more of a permanent relationship being desired.

Why does it have to be that way?  Why can’t people simply touch and hold each other and do that for an evening once in a while?

I am not certain here that I have any good answers.  That’s not really the point.  My point here is that this person seems to be offering something needed in our society and she is being met with a lot of criticism and crude humor.  I, for one, wish someone would legitimately open a snugglery near here.  It would be a pleasant alternative to so many things.

What do you think?

Would you go?

What would you think of someone who did?

Namaste,

Scott

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  • Thumbup  On April 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Nooooo. I won’t! Not with a stranger! Only if it’s my boyfriend! Although I don’t see him much. We got that long distance relationship. Yeah, so not much cuddling for me.

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  • Becki Duckworth  On April 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Thought provoking for sure. I just goggled the definition of human…Because to be honest I was not really sure. I am so thankful for my Ronnie and that he likes to cuddle…. If it was anyone else it would need to be at least a friend. before I was stabbed I most likely could of snuggled with a stranger oh shit I guess I did that was my ex husband…be careful.

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    • kindredspirit23  On May 1, 2013 at 12:56 am

      Well, I have had a few big mistakes myself and was glad to wake up from them.
      I understand.
      Scott

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  • John W. Howell  On April 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I have a Boxer who will cuddle the whole night for a biscut

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  • thehappyhugger  On April 30, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I cannot see how anyone could want to ridicule this woman. I think she is doing beautiful work. Would I go to a hug/snuggle place? Yes, but I would have to feel “agreeable” with the person and of course as long as it stays at hugging/cuddling 🙂 Excellent post, Scott 🙂

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    • kindredspirit23  On April 30, 2013 at 9:57 am

      My points exactly. The problem she is running into, in my opinion, is that people are not willing to admit that is all she is doing – cuddling/snuggling. Yet, we will allow people to take off their clothes to dance and call it entertainment. I think the rest of the United States would do well to look at Vegas and Nevada and realize that we outlaw a lot of things that just should be left up to the judgment of the people involved.
      Scott

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  • bert0001  On April 30, 2013 at 4:30 am

    My godmother and I once had this bright idea of starting a hugging farm. We were, not unlike you, however afraid of things going out of hand too soon.
    Physical contact, is a human physical/emotional need! It doesn’t have to be much, like holding hands, or some hugs, but it has to be there.

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  • Sonel  On April 30, 2013 at 1:35 am

    A good cuddle/snuggle is the best therapy ever and it’s true, we do need that human contact. Great post Scott and thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  • Larry  On April 30, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Snuggled by a complete stranger? No thanks, I see too much potential for trouble in River City! Snuggled by a caring friend or family member? Sure. Snuggles are wonderful!

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  • behindthemaskofabuse  On April 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    No way, the thought makes me cringe but you know why and where I’m coming from.

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