Cuddlist Responds to Charlottesville Terror

Cuddlist condemns all forms of white supremacy, especially those that come in the form of violent hate groups such as those that instigated the recent events in Charlottesville, VA. The perpetuating of a violent and racist culture is one of the most dangerous realities in the United States today. As people that promote the teaching of boundaries, respect, and compassion through nurturing touch, cuddlists...

Disability and the Cuddlist

This month, Cuddlist was given a special opportunity to get an inner look on a session between one of our certified Cuddlists, Ilya, and her client Steve. Their sessions are particularly unique because Steve has spina bifida - a condition that hindered the growth of his spinal column at birth.' As an adult who has always lived with this disability, he has felt a disconnect from other human beings and ...

Men, Intimacy, and Power

In a recent article in the Good Men Project, Cuddlist Kassandra Brown explores the connections between intimacy and power, especially for men. Responding to comments on the article, Kassandra adds to it with the following: I believe in the innate goodness of humans that no one hurts for the fun of it. We hurt for the fear of it. No one inflicts pain when they are in a state of compassion and wholen...

Because Touch has a Big Shadow.

Cuddlist Kassandra Brown published the following article to help people get the touch they want and need without falling into touches big shadow. Because Cuddlist sessions emphasize empowering each client to ask for what they want and to tolerate nothing that is uncomfortable, working with a Cuddlist is a great way to not only get the touch you want right now, but to learn to trust yourself and to trust ...

4 Reasons a Cuddle a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

The Science Behind Touch Therapy: 4 Reasons a Cuddle a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Can a cuddle a day really help keep the doctor away? Dr. Daniel Yadegar (MD, FACC) of NY Presbyterian Medical center believes so. In fact, he strongly recommends that everyone get their daily dose. "Cuddling can improve immunity [and] enhance mood for all patients, especially those with chronic medical conditions." Here’s...

When Did You Stop Hugging?

By Errol McLendon

We are born into a world of hugs and cuddles. Even as toddlers and young children, physical contact is welcomed and expected. In spite of those conditions, many people reach adulthood with reactions to hugs ranging from either slightly uncomfortable with human touch to outright avoidance of any sort of contact. If you fall into that “discomfort” range, can you remember when you stopped hugging? I am awar...

Cuddlist – A Meaningful Career that Changes Lives

Here at Cuddlist, we emphasize the diversity of physical and psychological benefits of cuddling and often share meaningful client testimonies. While we take pride in how our professional non-sexual touch has helped transform our clients’ lives, we also work hard to ensure that our certified practitioners love every session. Today’s blog post spotlights a few of our dedicated Cuddlist practitioners, as th...

Adam Lippin, CEO of Cuddlist, Interview on Unplugged with Brandon Steiner

Give your Mom the Gift of a Cuddle for Mother’s Day

By Adam Lippin

With Mother’s Day on the horizon, let’s take a look at 5 epic reasons why your mom/mummy/mommykins/mom-bot should have a session with a certified Cuddlist practitioner. 1) We all need a hug. It’s been one of those days. You’ve done everything you can at work but still the boss insists on belittling you. Or the customers are just being super annoying and disrespectful. Or maybe you’re on Facebook and se...

Message from Co-Founder/CEO

By Adam Lippin

Cuddlist was launched in January 2016 to address touch deprivation in a safe, professional environment. We provide needed touch to clients in a safe, therapeutic environment. What has surpassed our expectations is the brilliance of the people we have attracted into our training program. We have had hundreds of people go through our training program and have more than eighty practitioners on our websit...

The Power of Trust

  “New neural pathways have been created because of the level of touch I’ve experienced. I’m not thinking in the same way that I was a few months ago.” -Caleb Caleb’s testimony exemplifies the spirit and mission of Cuddlist. His transformative experience with professional cuddlers positively impacted his mental and physical well being. Ultimately, Cuddlist helps people benefit from the power of ...

Adam Lippin’s Response to NY Post Article

By Adam Lippin

I can't believe I am sharing an article from The NY Post but this speaks to what my core belief is: "Cuddling/Platonic Touch has the power to drastically improve our well being." This state of mind is called “flow” or an “altered” or “non-ordinary state of consciousness” where “action and awareness start to merge." Our sense of self vanishes. Our sense of time as well. All aspects of performance, both...

Sterling Interview on 700 WLW

By Adam Lippin

I was just interviewed by Sterling who hosts a radio talk show on 700WLW | Cincinnati | iHeartRadio. Steling is a great interviewer.  He was coming from a place of healthy skepticism and really wanted to drill down and understand what Professional Cuddling and specifically what Cuddlists approach is. If you have 10 min - please listen!

Cuddlist Talks

Is Cuddling Cheating?

What constitutes cheating? One assumption to clear up is that people who come to see a Cuddlist are very committed to their partners. However, there are times when relationships become tense and difficult for whatever reason. We are not here to judge or to give advice. We are here to provide a safe place for you to experience touch and to break away from life's problems for just a little while. A c...

My Story

By Bri Espindola

Years ago, I was in a bad way. My relationship at the time left me feeling lonely in a room full of people. You always hear about single people wanting to be with someone. Some people, being with them doesn’t fill that void you felt when you were single. It was only years later when I realized that relationship was not only a mentally abusive one but one of skin-hunger. He worked odd hours often going o...

Response To: VOGUE’s “Is The Digital World Changing The Way We Feel About Physical Contact?”

Adam Lippin

  Beautifully written and informative: Reads almost like poetry, yet scholarly and thoughtfully researched. For Cuddlist to discussed in this piece validates everything we stand for: Which is creating a legitimate healing modally that has the power to significantly enhance lives. What is so cool is (for me personally) is that this story quotes from an article in which Cuddlist was featured in t...

Cuddlist Talks

4 Qualities You Need In Order To Be A Cuddlist

  In this episode of Cuddlist Talks with Janet Trevino we explore what it really takes to be a Cuddlist. These qualities are essential to your success as a Professional Cuddler and your success at understanding your own strengths and weaknesses that you might need to improve on. Here we break this down with four essential qualities as well as bonus qualities at the end. Enjoy! Affection and ...

The New Year, Resolutions and Self-Care

By Karen Schweiger

When thinking of the New Year we often are faced with New Year's Resolutions … to make them or not to make them, that is the question. More often than not, there are the tried and true resolutions we fall back on; start a diet; read more; go back to school; write that novel; etc.  When jotting down your resolutions, do you pause to consider how the New Year should include more self-care? If the answer i...

Response To: Elite Daily’s “Is Cuddling Cheating Or Is It Harmless?”

Adam Lippin

Interesting but I would like to add another point here. Professional cuddlers (www.cuddlist.com) are trained and certified to to be active/compassionate listeners and 100% present for their client and keep strong boundaries.. What you are describing is your typical 20 something hetero relationship. What about people who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, body image issues, divorce, loss etc. If you wid...

In the New Year, More Cuddling

By KRISTINE LLOYD

Originally Posted In The New York Times

Attending a cuddle party was one of my fear-conquering New Year’s resolutions for 2016. My other resolutions — I had a long list — included speed dating and taking a hike with a mountaineering club. I never got around to speed dating or hiking, but by August I had worked up the courage to sign up for a cuddle party. And that’s how I found myself lying on a foam pad on a stranger’s floor with my head on ...

Cuddlist Talks

5 Essential Cuddling Hacks To Make You A Better Person

In this episode of Cuddlist Talks with Janet Trevino, we goes over the 5 essential cuddling hacks to make you a better person. These tips will allow you to over time, develop a more physical and intimate experience with and gain a better sense of who you are. Eyes Eyes are the window to the soul. Eyes are difficult to use in an intimate setting because it's one of the most vulnerable parts of who w...

Cuddlist Talks

How Cuddling can make YOU a Better Date

In this episode of Cuddlist Talk with Janet Trevino, Janet explored how experiencing Professional Cuddling can make you a much better date. The dating world is extremely tough and sometimes we all wished we knew how to navigate through all of the signals, the pressures, and how to compose ourselves through all of it. We discovered how this works through 4 extremely helpful ways. Balance Coming to C...

Professional Cuddler Keeley on the Weekend Superhero Podcast

Cuddlist.com's Professional Cuddler Keeley sits down with the hosts of the Weekend Superheros podcast to discuss the ever growing movement of Professional Cuddling and what drew her to the profession in the first place. Take a listen!

Professional Cuddler Keeley on the Dr. Shoup show!

Cuddlist.com's Professional Cuddler Keeley sits down with Dr. Shoup to discuss her love for Professional Cuddling why this new alternative therapy is something to watch out for. Take a listen!

Cuddlist Talks

Reintroduction to Touch: Platonic Touch, Celibacy & YOU!

In this episode of Cuddlist Talks, Janet explores the topic of rediscovering touch through platonic intimacy. Why we turn touch off in the first place and how we turn it back on through the 5 truths about touch. Touch is universal As long as you have skin you can touch! Touch is essential for life As an infant, you must receive touch in order to survive. This doesn’t change when we get older. H...

Cuddlist Talks

Episode 1: Building Better Relationships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNB0Ps_Na9o In the first episode of the Facebook Live show Cuddlist Talk we feature Professional Cuddlist Janet Trevino. Janet explains the 3 ways in which we can improve ourselves and the relationships we have with others through the service of Professional Cuddling. Slowing down Cuddlist provides a container for safe meditation. Often we are told to go off and med...

The Healing Power of Touch / Benefits of Nature Therapy

By Karen Schweiger

  It is no secret that a pat on the back, a peck on the cheek or an embrace with another person can make us feel good. But experts now claim that a touch can do more than comfort – touch can heal! Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is very responsive and sensitive. Even a gentle touch releases the hormone “oxytocin” – the feel-good hormone – which helps relieve stress, lessen anxiety, d...

Cuddlist – Professional Cuddling Sees Increase in Clients During Holidays

Professional Cuddling has gone from a novelty to a respected form of physical therapy in just a few short years. One of the reasons for this paradigm shift is the long-range vision of Cuddlist— a Professional Cuddling service founded by Adam Lippin and Madelon Guinazzo. Before Cuddlist, the Professional Cuddling industry was starving for a truly professional approach. Cuddlist pioneered a brilliant trai...

INTIMACY MINUS SEX EQUALS CUDDLING

by JULIA WOOD

Let’s talk about intimacy. It’s that gross word your mother uses to ask you if you’re having sex, but remove sex completely from the picture for a second. Dictionary.com defines intimacy as, “a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group.” Well, intimacy and consensual touch can now be bought and paid for. Cuddling in order to heal psychologi...

Feeling Touched Is Feeling Better

by Corwin Duncan

The value of physical touch and how it makes us happier "I need a hug." "Kiss it and make it better." "Just hold me." We have probably all heard all of the phrases above. They are examples of asking for physical touch to feel better. Even the innocent phrase of a child 'kiss it and make it better' reflects how physical contact can make things, quite simply, feel better. When I say physical touch...

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE IS A CUDDLE

by Dwight Okita

In geometry class they taught us, "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line." That made sense to me then, and it makes even more sense now. A straight line is the most direct connection. There are no detours or meandering. I would go further to say, "The shortest distance between two people is a cuddle" because I think a cuddle is potentially the most direct connection between two peo...

7 Tips to Cuddle Like a Pro

by Desiree N. Robinson

Cuddling, snuggling, embrace…there are so many ways to articulate how we can embrace another. It is something that is done in families, amongst friends and even between romantic partners to express a variety of things from comfort, to support and even a way to tick someone off (I’m sure there are some siblings who can relate to a fierce “hug”).  One of the best things about professional cuddling becomin...

9 Reasons I Love Cuddling

by Karen Schweiger

From the moment I discovered the power of touch decades ago, it remains on the top of my 'self-care' list and something I have chosen, that I will not do without. For me, cuddling, hugging and touch are like air; without them, I wouldn't survive. Not very well, anyway. Limiting myself to share only nine reasons for my love of cuddling is going to be difficult and I'll confess that I considered adding a ...

10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM BEING A PROFESSIONAL CUDDLIST

by Patricia Black

When I heard about cuddling as a profession I was intrigued. I’ve always enjoyed showing affection through touch. So when I heard that I could translate that natural inclination into work that I could share with people, I jumped in enthusiastically and became a professional cuddler. Here are 10 things I’ve learned along the way:   PROFESSIONALS GET NERVOUS TOO Before my first session ...

OUTSpoken Talks to Adam Lippin about Cuddlist

  Cuddlist Co-Founder was recently featured on the Blog OUTSpoken.   ADAM LIPPIN is an entrepreneur and the Co-Founder/CEO of Cuddlist.com as well as “Cuddlist Training Academy. At Cuddlist, his Mission is to offer a safe way to engage the healing power of intimate non-sexual touch in a touch isolated society. Adam has been featured on Jenny McCarthy’s Sirius Radio, Washington ...

Cuddlist on Matt Bubala Show!

We recently had an interview on the Matt Bubala Show on WGN Radio Chicago. Matt is smart/insightful and respectful and we had a great conversation. We get to the core of why Professional Cuddling is so valuable and the unique and powerful training program that our Co-Founder & Director of Training, Madeline Guinazzo has created and why is it beneficial to our Professional Cuddlers. You can c...

The Powerful Reach Of Cuddling

We have been in the media a lot over the past few days - so much that our website crashed a few times because of the surge in volume. We literally have had over 60 articles written in over 20 countries!!! We are so grateful to be able to have a platform to discuss the Healing Power of Cuddling and Touch and to be a part of this much needed discussion. Our goal at Cuddlist is to have Professional...

Cuddlist Response to The Washington Post Article “What Professional Cuddlers Can Teach Us About Touch”

  The Washington Post on April 26th published an article titled, “What Professional Cuddlers Can Teach Us about Touch.” which you can find if you click here. In response, we can honestly say that we were impressed with how the writer seemed to truly understand the importance of touch in people’s lives. The writer interviewed a professional cuddler, Roxanne Krakowski, about what led her to choo...

Small Business Big Marketing Interview with Adam Lippin

  Host Timbo Reid interviews Cuddlist Co-Founder & CEO Adam Lippin who says that we, as a culture are "sex obsessed but touch deprived". So what's he doing about it? They will delve into the process in which Adam uses with his ideas, starting with fleshing them out, a great hack to research their viability and ultimately deciding whether or not to pursue or ignore them. Small Business Big Mark...

10 Scientific Reasons Why You Need to Cuddle Someone ASAP

by Adam Lippin

via goodmenproject.com Adam Lippin Psychologists are now saying cuddling is so important, It May Be Worth Paying For. In fact, cuddling is now a professional form of therapy that reduces tension and anxiety and relieves stress and pain by boosting Oxytocin (Read more about Oxytocin inThe Babble Out.com) and reducing Cortisol. Yes, you can hire certified cuddle practitioners called “Cuddlists,” who...