Frequently Asked Questions
Have so many questions about this? lots of people do.
So what is professional snuggling?
It is a form of alternative therapy that involves platonic, fully-clothed touch, and-- you guessed it-- cuddling with a professional that can take care of you and pay attention to your physical and emotional needs on a platonic level.
What do you do during a session?
Typically I like to get to know who it is I'm about to work with a little better so I can get a feel for their personality and they know that I'm here to help them, then I let them lay down in a comfortable position and I lay with them and ask them to communicate their comfort level in that starting position. Then we adjust to other comfortable positions as needed for the remainder of the session.
Where do these sessions happen?
I work out of my home in Medford, MA, people's homes in the surrounding areas up to an hour and fifteen minutes away from me, and in hotel rooms (this last option happens a lot for people visiting or on business).
Who looks for professional snuggling?
The sum it up, it's someone that feels they are touch-starved. For some reason or another, they are isolated from getting so much as a hug from loved ones.
What I find is common among people that seek me out is they are going through some kind of difficult time, such as a divorce, death of a close loved one, failing career or business, recent knowledge of a medical diagnosis late in life and reflecting on how their life would be different if they knew sooner, existential crisis, or trauma from another situation.
Also common for clients is: people with PTSD, people with some form of anxiety, people with some form of depression, people with some form of autism, and people that have been perpetually single and just want someone to be physically close with.
And then, of course, there's the people that are just curious what professional snuggling is all about and want to experience it for themselves. I cater to all of these people!
There are also the people that don't understand that this is a platonic service and look for sexual services out of this. I do NOT cater to those people and usually am able to figure out if someone is looking for that.
How do you stay safe from that last type of person?
I have my own vetting process that I do on my end which weeds out a lot of these people. In addition, I have a remote on-call safety person to check in and check out with for every session to make sure I'm safe, and they know where and when I'm supposed to be for sessions. If they don't hear from me, they have the local authorities' numbers on hand to go check in on me.
Okay, so you don't cater to sexual requests. What if someone gets... sexually excited during a session?
This is the #1 reason many people that would benefit from a snuggling session won't book one. That said, this should not prevent you from having a session. Just be aware that it could happen even in the most platonic and non-sexual sessions. If it does happen to you during a session, just be aware of it, adjust yourself without bringing attention to it with your snuggler, and continue to enjoy your session as usual. It does not matter if your snuggler is aware of this, so please don't feel the need to bring it up with us.
Main page TBD, but the short of it is this:
1. I don't share info about clients that identify who they are unless they give their express permission to. Stories and testimonials to educate the public are okay without permission if not identifying the client, but using names in stories requires their express permission (I usually reach out for using stories anyways).
2. If we run into each other in public, I don't tell others that you're a client of mine. I follow client direction as far as interactions for this.
3. I follow up with clients solely for my business purposes and for client relation purposes. I do not sell information or share information without your express permission.
How did you get into professional snuggling?
You can read about that story here
How long does a session usually last?
Most clients opt for a 1 hour session to start, but I've done as many as 3 hour sessions for first-time sessions. Also, with clients I'm familiar with, I will do overnight sessions with them. The same platonic code of conduct applies.
Where can I find a professional snuggler?
There are several agencies in the U.S I recommend. I do travel to an extent and let my followers know if I'm coming to their area for a little while and taking clients-- if you want other recommendations or be put on my list to snuggle if I visit your area, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Got more questions? Feel free to email me at Sam@snugglewithsam.com