FAQ

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Frequently asked questions

HOW DO I GET STARTED?


Ready to give it a try? Tell us about yourself by filling out our online questionnaire and we'll get in touch with you to set up a time to meet: New Client Questionnaire The next step is to schedule a First Meeting so we can get properly introduced. These usually take place at a local coffee shop and last 30 minutes to one hour. There is no cost, no strings attached. First meetings give us an opportunity to get introduced, address any questions and begin developing a friendship - this also helps to lead us into a really comfortable and cozy session. After these steps, you are ready to begin booking cuddle sessions!




WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?


Rates and packages have changed slightly as of March 1st 2019. For more information, please visit our Rates page.




WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?


When you come in for your first session, we will have a copy of our agreement and waiver for you to sign and date. Please be prepared to show your ID at the start of your first session. Payment is handled up front (however, if you decide to add extra time during your first session, you may pay the remaining balance when we are done). When we begin our session, there will be soothing music playing in the background to set a relaxing atmosphere. We have a cozy cuddle area loaded with pillows and throw blankets for your comfort. I set a subtle timer to alert us 10 minutes before our session is up - helping us to gently "come to" from our cuddly, deeply relaxed, blissed out state. It also allows us to get in some final hugs before the end of our session. Booking follow up sessions are as simple as choosing an open time and coming out for more cuddly goodness!




WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?


Wear something that you feel comfortable in!
Lounge wear, pajamas, workout clothing are all great options. Layering can be helpful to regulate body temperature when needed. Minimum required clothing is workout shorts and a tank top (underwear or boxer shorts only is not allowed).
Feel free to bring clothing to change into when you arrive as well.




I UNDERSTAND CUDDLE SESSIONS ARE PLATONIC, BUT WHAT IF MY BODY DIDN'T GET THE MEMO?


As a culture, we tend to sexualize touch between adults, so naturally some people may need a little time to adjust to the idea of cuddling as a non-sexual endeavor. This may hold true for our bodily responses as well. Experiencing arousal on a session, especially in the beginning can be common. However, it's a perfectly natural response and is nothing to worry about. We simply reposition or refocus as needed and allow it to pass. When we open ourselves to the experience of platonic touch, without sexual distractions, it presents us with an opportunity to discover a beautiful new state of intimacy and vulnerability together. Inviting a level of trust and closeness that many people may never have experienced before. This alone can be deeply healing.




IS MASSAGE OFFERED/ALLOWED?


While I am not a professional massage therapist, light massage is both welcome and common in cuddle sessions.




DO YOU CUDDLE ANYONE?


Everyone deserves to experience the wonderful benefits of cuddles and unconditional love. No exceptions. I welcome people of all ages (must be over 18), orientations, and gender identities. I have experience working with the elderly and those with disabilities as well. All are welcome!




WHERE DO WE MEET FOR SESSIONS?


We can meet wherever it is most convenient for you! For in call sessions, I have a beautiful, new cuddle location in Saint Paul (near Highway 280 and University Ave.) I am still offering sessions at my studio in North Branch, MN until April 2019. I also travel to clients for a small fee ($1/mile). Some people prefer to book a hotel room for our sessions. Others enjoy cuddling at parks or while watching a movie at a local theater. Any of these options work well, however most of my clients enjoy visiting me for in call sessions at my Saint Paul or North Branch Locations.




WHAT DOES MY PROFESSIONAL CUDDLER WEAR?


I usually wear leggings and soft, layered tops with a tank or t-shirt as a base layer. Please note that while I make a point to dress for maximum coziness on our sessions, I do NOT accept clothing, hair or makeup requests. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding.




WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?


I am happy to accept payments by card, cash, Paypal or the Cash App.




WHAT ABOUT TIPPING?


While tips are always a pleasant surprise, they are NEVER an expectation.




I'D LOVE TO LEARN MORE. WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU RECOMMEND?


There are tons of new & exciting resources popping up as we evolve in our understanding of the amazing (& scientifically proven) benefits of cuddling... Here are a few of my favorite books, videos and articles you may enjoy checking out: "We Could All Use a Hug" TEDx talk by Yoni Alkan "10 Incredible Benefits of Cuddling That Make You Want to Cuddle Now" "Snuggle Science: Why Cuddling is Good for your Health" Love Language Quiz "Soothing touch eases the pain of social rejection, study finds" "How a Lack of Touch is Destroying Men" The Science of Touching and Feeling | David Linden | TEDxUNC The Beauty of Touch | Patrick McIvor | TEDxLehighRiver Why Cuddling is so Good for you (video)




IS THIS SOME KIND OF DATING SERVICE?


No.




WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?


We ask that you give us a minimum of 48 hours advance notice if you need to cancel your session so we can offer that time to someone else. *Late cancellations may result in a prepay requirement for booking future sessions. Refunds will not be given if the case of another late cancellation.





PROFESSIONAL CUDDLES MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

Please note that we are not medical doctors. Our services are not intended to be, or serve as a substitute for medical/psychological advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment from a licensed professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychological condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of any information received in a session or on this website.

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Saint Paul, MN, USA

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