New York: A ‘hug’ was used to be a way to express your love and feelings to friends, family or lovers. But a woman in Penfield, New York has turned it into a business. Yes, you heard it right!
29-year-old Jacqueline Samuel gave birth to this unique concept last month when she started The Snuggery, where clients pay $60 for cuddling in a private room with her student and yes, sex is strictly not allowed.
During the cuddling session of 90 minutes, family and friends remain active to provide protection to the student.
Jacqueline says most of her customers are male. Those interested get a list of Frequently Asked Questions which include information on clothing and behavior.
“This is not about sex, and Im really straightforward about that. I always liked to snuggle, it seemed pretty simple to me,” she said during an interview with 9WSYR.com.
“Research provides us with ample evidence that physical contact with others has a positive effect on our physical and mental health. I am passionate about touch. Ive travelled all over the world, interacted with diverse cultures, and noted that Americans distinctly lack non-sexual touch. I understand the role touch plays in our sense of well-being and overall health,” she wrote on her website thesnuggery.org.
“Yet were afraid of touch,” she added.
“I always start out spooning and I am pretty small, so usually Im the little spoon. It tends to be pretty improvisational. There are different kinds of cuddling positions, but I typically always start out spooning and I am pretty small, so usually Im the little spoon.”
Its cuddling. Either you want it or you dont,” she said.