It may sound like a joke, but professional cuddlers are quickly becoming a legitimate profession for many people. Meet Robin Marie, a self-described cuddlist
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For a fee, these cuddlists will meet with clients to deliver cuddles, touches, hand-holding, and other platonic touches.
This non-sexual touch therapy can last anywhere from just a few minutes to all the way overnight, depending on the needs of the client. Marie is a big believer in the power of touch. It is this belief that led her to pursue a career in professional cuddling.
Marie said that it is natural to want to be touched and that engaging in these sessions can prove to be quite therapeutic for many people.
Despite what you might think about the seriousness of the job, cuddlists undergo a process of certification. The organization, Cuddlist, offers a certification program that lasts approximately four months.
In addition to her cuddling certification, Marie also boasts a master’s degree in counseling psychology according to her website, enabling her to relate better to her clients and their personal needs.
Marie follows a strict protocol when screening clients.
Not only does she request identification, but she also makes her clients sign an agreement outlining the personal boundaries of the sessions.
Although some clients want to cuddle, others just hire Marie for the companionship. Many people are surprised to learn that Marie earns $80 per hour for this job.
Marie believes that the profession will become more common in the future. If you want to learn more about becoming a cuddlist or hiring one for yourself, be sure to check out this fascinating video:
Could you imagine being a professional cuddler? Or do you know anybody that loves cuddling so much, they would want to make a living out of it? Don’t forget to spread the word to them and pass this video along to your friends.