Professional cuddling: Can physical touch help ease depression?

Therapy, anti-depressants, Kabbalah and yoga all helped but it wasnt untileight months ago that Michael Stern learned about Cuddlist that everything changed

Professional cuddling is a real business – so I had a one-on-one session to learn why people do it

Touch plays an important role in building social connections and most of us don’t get enough touch in our lives." How can cuddling with a stranger help combat loneliness and feel better with others? I decided to give it a try myself and find out. This is my video experience with Dieniz, who is a "professional cuddlist." I had a one-hour session with her and she introduced me to this entirely new world of "cuddling.

I'm A Professional Cuddler. This Is What A Week In My Life Is Like.

Spend a week with Certified Cuddlist practicioner, Saskia; she has a session with a long time elderly hasidic man, a young women who has been horribly abused and a person with Asperegers Syndrome. Saskia explains that by cuddling, we're admitting we're human and we have this basic, genetic need for touch. It's a characteristic of our DNA—we live in groups; we need each other. Cuddling makes us feel very safe and close.

A Business Built on Hugs

Cuddlist Co-Founders Madelon Guinazzo and Adam Lippin sit down with the people at VProud to talk about this new business of cuddling and why people are gravitating to this new form of healing modality!

This Guy Gets Paid to Cuddle Strangers | Elite Daily

Professional Cuddlist Kan from Cuddlist.com explains why cuddling is such a vital part of helping people. “Trust me, I don’t do cuddling for the money,” says Kan. “I started cuddling because I felt like I had the power to really help people.”

Cuddlist was featured in Vogue!!!!

Cuddlist was recently featured in an article by Vogue's Fiona Golfar called "Is The Digital World Changing The Way We Feel About Physical Contact?"  The article explores the ideas behind technology and how it has changed the way we interact with the world. The article also makes mention of Cuddlist's own Brianna and how she came to become a Professional Cuddler through Cuddlist.com.

The Therapists Whose Side Gig Is Professional Cuddling

In this great article from Vice News, we get to explore the lives of Therapist's who also hold Professional Cuddling sessions as a side career. "Like most psychotherapists, Desiree Robinson spends the majority of her time in an office talking with clients. But occasionally she'll start the day in her office and end it on a Thai mat piled with cushions and pillows, cuddling with a different kind of client."

Pillow Talk With a Professional Cuddler

Our Professional Cuddler Brianna was recently featured in an interview in The New York Times!

Cuddlist on Cheddar

Adam Lippin sits down with the hosts of Cheddar to discuss how Cuddlist is changing the way we look at touch in our society.

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

Brandon Steiner talks with Adam Lippin about Cuddlist and why healthy, healing touch is needed in society.

This Professional Cuddler Says He Has 'The Best Job in the World' | Huffington Post

A new video reveals how non-sexual intimacy can change people's lives.

Professional Cuddler Keeley on the Weekend Superhero Podcast

Cuddlist Co-Founder & CEO Adam Lippin on 700 WLW

Cuddlist Co-Founder & CEO Adam Lippin interviewed talks about Professional Cuddling as a movement and how it is increasingly becoming a recognize healing modality.

Cuddlist Featured in Age Brilliantly!

In this recent article from Age Brilliantly by Judy Tan, she explores the ideas behind cuddling as a regular form of healthy connection and how it can possibly help you live longer!

Cuddlist.com's Janet Trevino in The Sun

Check out this great article in The Sun titled, "Woman becomes professional cuddler and earns £65 an hour hugging strangers." By ALISON MALONEY. The article Janet Trevino's overnight success from becoming a Professional Cuddler part time to making $1,500 a month and becoming a major thought leader in the field. Her male clients are aged between 40 and 70 and some of them haven’t touched another person “for decades.” Sessions can last anywhere from and an hour to EIGHT hours – at £65 an hour – and Janet usually works between 13 and 20 hours a week. Janet, who has a partner called Carlos, found her new career after splitting with her husband. The 37-year-old, from San Antonio, Texas, USA, explained: “My whole life, I have done this kind of work. When I was 19 or 20, I wanted to be a missionary. I think people really need messages of hope and I wanted to spread that.”

Cuddlist Featured In 94.3X In Colorado!

This article featured on 94.3X.com offers some brief insight for Coloradans to find some human connection on Valentine's Day.

Be A Professional Cuddler. For Real.

Read this great article on OMG Facts! Cuddlist Co-Founders Adam Lippin and Madelon Guinazzo talk to Ilana Gordon about their discovery of cuddle parties, the wonders of touch in a touch isolated society and how they ultimately came together to create Cuddlist.com!

Spooning For a Living - It's a Thing!

Cuddlist Co-Founder Madelon Guinazzo was recently interviewed by Maureen Langan on KGO 810 and they discussed the healing power of touch!

Cuddlist's own Janet Trevino was featured on ABC 12 San Antonio, TX.

Cuddlist's own Janet Trevino was featured on ABC 12 San Antonio, TX. The TV spot goes through Janet's vetting process and cuddle sessions. "I didn't realize how amazing and powerful it can be, until I met people," Trevino said. "I met real people that need touch."

Cuddlist.com Featured in Brilliant French Tv Show!

Continuing to gain major exposure Cuddlist.com was recently featured in L'émission d'Antoine featuring Cuddlist.com's own Brandon Carlos, Shanna Marie, CM Wallace and Saskia!
Enjoy!!!

CAN CUDDLE THERAPY HELP RELIEVE STRESS AND ANXIETY?

In this great piece from The Culture-ist's Chantal Lozano, she explores the world  of Professional Cuddling and why it's becoming such a highly sought out healing service. "Would you pay someone to cuddle? It may seem bizarre, but people would and people have. Cuddle therapy is a form of holistic healing with elements of massage therapy and psychological counseling. It could even be an option for the growing number of Americans reporting post-election emotional distress, or for those suffering from holiday-related stress. It’s already been used by people suffering from PTSD, anxiety and other ailments."  

Unconventional Therapy: Taking Care With a Cuddle Buddy

wers_press_image Listen to this great piece from the WERS radio show "You Are Hear." Host Chloe Goldstein explores the world of Professional Cuddling by attending an actual cuddle session with Cuddlist's own LeeAnn. Additionally, Cuddlist Co-Founder Adam Lippin shares his thoughts on why Professional Cuddling is beneficial and why he thinks it will be the mainstream alternative therapy of the future.

Professional Cuddler with Cuddlist.com on Circa News

Cuddlist's own Saskia and Brianna tell us what made them get into the ever growing movement of Professional Cuddling.

Cuddlist's Own Professional Cuddler Saskia On QZ News

Professional Cuddler Saskia was featured on QZ News! She explains why cuddling is not a friendship but an extremely emotional service she provides for her clients.

8 Things You Need To Know Today

Cuddlist was mentioned in Mind Body Green "8 Things You Need To Know Today. " We were number 1!

1. Intimacy for rent?

Who doesn't love to cuddle! Well, did you know that you can now hire a professional cuddler from cuddlist.com to hold your hand? Even though studies have shown there are many benefits of human touch, does paying for it turn intimacy into a commodity? Maybe in the future, paid cuddling can evolve and nobody will feel weird about it. (Quartz)

Asking For A Friend: What’s It Like To Be A Professional Cuddler?

Professional Cuddler Keeley shows us what a typical cuddle session is like, talks about some of the benefits, and points out the most important factors to consider when engaging clients in a session.

I Went To A Professional Cuddler To Break Out Of My Comfort Zone

Check out this article from Elite Daily that features Cuddlist and our own Professional Cuddler Saskia

I Hired a Professional Cuddler

Check out this article in Marie Claire about one reporter’s experience with Cuddlist’s own Professional Cuddlers Saskia & Shanna. Learn how she is using cuddle sessions to help her navigate a troubling time in her life.

Adam Lippin talks with Ralph Nader!

Check out this audio where Adam Lippin has a conversation with Ralph Nader on his program about the importance of human touch in our industrial and virtual society.

Professional “cuddlist” offers healing touch to Oakland clients

Check out this great video of Cuddlist.com's own Nikki and be sure to read the article on SF Gate! "Cuddling is not recognized by most people as a legitimate profession like law or medicine, or even dog-walking. But it’s starting to turn into a service some people are willing to pay for—$80 an hour in Oakland."

Here’s what happened when I went to a Professional Cuddler to cure my hatred of hugs

Our Professional Cuddler Stella was recently featured in an interview in Metro!

What It's Like to Be a Professional Cuddler

During her day job as a customer service representative, Roxanne* loves to help others. But by night, she helps people in a different way: as a professional cuddler. Yup, that's right: Roxanne is part of an agency dedicated to cuddling. The company is called Cuddlist, and it consists entirely of people like Roxanne who cuddle with people in exchange for money.

What Professional Cuddlers Can Teach Us About Touch

When H. Melinda Krakowski,a customer service representative in New York City, was married, she couldn’t shake the feeling that she was alone, even when her husband was in the room with her. That’s because they almost never touched, and she felt starved for physical affection.

Cuddlist on Jenny McCarthy's Dirty, Sexy, Funny on Sirius XM!

Co-founders Adam Lippin and Madelon Guinazzo stopped by the studio to chat with Jenny about the positive effects of cuddling and non-sexual touch, how Cuddlist got started, where it's going, and an impromptu cuddle session with one of Cuddlists' own.

Lonely women are hiring professional 'cuddlers' for £50 per hour 'non-sexual' hugging sessions

The service is aimed at providing affection for career driven women or those whose husbands are either too busy or work away. It's taken off in New York City and the company, which currently has 40 'cuddlers' on its books, is now looking to expand further. Saskia Fredericks, 41, has been using the service for just over a year because she only gets to see her husband for a few days a month.

What's it like to hire a Professional Cuddler

Tech Insider Producer Will Wei has a professional cuddle session with Shanna, a Professional Cuddler with Cuddlist.com

OUTSPOKEN TALKS TO ADAM LIPPIN ABOUT CUDDLIST

Cuddlist Co-Founder Adam Lippin talks to the blog Outspoken!

Cuddlist on the 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.

Cuddlist, Adam Lippin Says We're Sex Obsessed and Touch Deprived - So He Started a Business to Sort Us Out!

OK team, this week’s episode is a bit weird.

Weird in the best kind of way. This week we’ve got the Cuddlist Adam Lippin who says that we, as a culture are “sex obsessed but touch deprived”. So what’s he doing about it? He’s started not only a business that sells cuddles.

10 Scientific Reasons Why You Need to Cuddle Someone ASAP

Written by Cuddlist Co-founder 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 and reducing Cortisol. Yes, you can hire certified cuddle practitioners called “Cuddlists,” who are trained in non-sexual, therapeutic touch (and communicating consent, in case you were wondering). Research by various professionals now shows that cuddling has several benefits.

The Rise of a New Wellness Field: Professional Cuddling

There are scientific studies that have shown the health benefits of touch. But I don’t need to reference those studies. On some level, all of us already know the value of touch. The importance of touch is intrinsic and self-evident. We know something is missing when our lives lack touch, and the studies that draw a link between a lack of touch and symptoms such as depression and anxiety only make it official. We may not know that our eating disorder or our alienation comes from a lack of touch, but we feel it. We know that we need more touch in our lives.