The goal of Professional Cuddling is to provide people a safe space to feel respected, accepted, and worthy for exactly who they are. At Certified Cuddlers we do this through one on one, fully clothed, platonic cuddle sessions utilizing clear rules, consent, and ongoing open communication from both sides. Our goal is to ensure you know you matter and that you are loved as you are. You don’t have to be the perfect version of yourself before you are accepted and appreciated. As Professional Cuddlers and as fellow humans, we are grateful for you as you are in this moment.
Touch is a proven form of therapy. When we cuddle, oxytocin is released in our bodies. This chemical works to help increase positivity and enhance our immune systems, ultimately improving our mental states. Studies have proven that couples who cuddle in their sleep are more likely to feel positive about their relationship. When this release is cut off, say from a disability or a divorce, individuals become more susceptible to depression and disease. Human beings benefit from human touch, and while many would argue that familiarity is needed to experience the full range of cuddling benefits, others claim to receive the same “boost” from the stranger-turned-cuddling companion.
Become a Professional Cuddler
Are you a kind, caring, and understanding person who loves to cuddle?
Become a Professional Cuddler with Cuddle Comfort and earn great money as an indepedant contractor. Be your own boss and get paid after each session with flexibility of your own schedule.
- You have a photo to attach.
- You can be affectionate to anyone.
- You are accepting of all races, ages, genders, and sexual orientations.
- You should be reliable with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- You understand and agree to the Cuddler Contract.
Why should I join?
The highest compensation rate:-
You keep 85% of the Total Session Price, a compensation rate significantly higher than any other comparable service.
The largest client base:-
We were first on the scene and have over 86,000 potential clients across all 50 states to show for it. Professional Cuddlers usually receive interest within the first couple of days of joining.
Fully-flexible & non-exclusive:-
Work as few or as many hours as you want. You can also be involved with other cuddle organizations at the same time.
Our members directly approach you through our website and it’s your choice who you accept with no pressure from us. This means you can slowly build your clientele with only those you feel most comfortable with.
We let you choose the price and location of your cuddle services. The market rate is around $80/hour, but ultimately, you can charge whatever you want on any given day.
How does it work?
Members on the Cuddle Comfort social network search for people near them interested in cuddling. At this point we promote your services to them as a safer, more reliable, and more convenient option. They can then message you directly via our platform to organise a session. You can agree to a session straight away or first chat to them before deciding. They will then pay you in cash or with Paypal before the session begins.
So what exactly is all this work you speak of?
Behind the scenes of a cuddle session, there is often the typical hustle of a small business owner who wears all the hats of a company. There’s marketing, networking, web-building, being your own tech support, managing social media, finances, and a long laundry list of admin work.
Speaking of laundry – there’s literal laundry involved too: thankless loads of sheets and pillow cases and changes of clothes. We also have to clean and care for the physical space where sessions are held so that it’s clutter and distraction free, warm and inviting.
This can take up a solid majority of our time, but seems periphery to the work we’re actually employed to do, and thus goes unseen.
Even if we set aside the business and preparation aspect of things, you might be floored at the work that happens during a cuddle session itself.
How hard can cuddling be?
When clients come through my door, my goal is that they leave feeling relaxed, cared for, and completely blissed out. Often, however, the client is someone I’ve not met before, and they’re most likely carrying around some nervousness or anxiety around the session. For many clients, this will be their first time receiving this service, and they don’t know what to expect. It is then my job to employ all of my warmth and social skills to help them feel welcomed, safe and ready to connect. I open up conversation and bring my genuine curiosity and concern. We work on establishing rapport – that way, it won’t feel like they’re cuddling a stranger.
I always lead with some guided breathing and/or meditation, to help clients get relaxed and into their bodies. I then establish the guidelines for consent and teach them how to navigate our session so they can honor their boundaries and mine, while still experiencing the type of nurturing touch and connection they’re craving.
When we get to the cuddling part, it’s not like we just jump into spooning and stay there the whole time. In fact, not every client likes to spoon. There’s a myriad of options from eye-gazing to giving/receiving massages and more. Here, the client and I get to co-create together. My arsenal of well practiced cuddle techniques, positions and activities comes into play now. I know which ones work well for each situation, and weigh them against the needs of the client. I’ll use certain activities as primers and openers, and others to help them feel grounded and whole. I organize and guide the session and make offers that ensure a blissful variety that progresses smoothly one into another. There’s a carefully orchestrated structure and flow to the time, and I get to be the conductor.
Cuddling a client is different from everyday cuddling
While I like staying authentic and fully myself, there is a difference in how I carry myself within a cuddle session with a client. Instead of simply dissolving into the experience like I might when in my personal time, I’m there to hold space. I become the container so you are allowed to melt completely.
I work on always being present in the moment. That means that even if we’re cuddling without conversation, my mind is fully engaged with our cuddle – and not wandering off to worry about the rest of my day. I’m right there with you, being attuned to your breathing, your emotions, noticing the places where you are tensed and relaxed, adjusting my offers for activities accordingly. I monitor my own breath: sometimes I’ll match your breathing, other times I’ll be inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply in hopes of guiding yours to a slower pace. I make sure that I am relaxed, serene and calm so that you can experience it too. When I caress, my pace is slow and deliberate. Each touch is packed with intention, affection and care.