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Certified Cuddlist

Session Rate: $100/hour + Travel fee for out-calls

New York, NY

About Casey

We all need to feel accepted unconditionally—with all of our flaws and with all the ways in which we might be deemed “weird”. A cuddle session with me provides an opportunity to fulfill that need in a safe and cozy environment free of judgment. Volunteering for an LGBTQ helpline taught me the importance of empathy and gave me plenty of training and experience in active non-judgmental listening. In my cuddle sessions, I utilize the approaches learned there. I warmly welcome clients of any and all orientations and gender identities.

My other goal is for you to come out of cuddle sessions feeling confident in your ability to communicate your own needs and wants. It’s only natural to feel vulnerable when asking for a specific kind of touch we want. We’re unsure about how the other will react, and that uncertainty, along with the fear of rejection, makes us hesitate to speak up. This apprehension can be overcome with practice given that both of us agree to only say Yes to what we would be genuinely happy to do and to say No to anything we wouldn’t feel 100% comfortable doing.

Here is an example of some feedback I received from a client in May 2018:

“The session yesterday was really wonderful. I already have one friend who is super intrigued and may try it out himself. In reflecting on the experience I realized that you very effectively put me at ease. It was a really comfortable and really nice hour. I appreciated both the consent driven touch and our conversation. Your openness was very much appreciated. Thank you for being willing to share with me.” – B.L.

Session information from Casey

How we spend our time together is up to you. Whether we decide to hold hands, hug, spoon, or just lie next to each other and have a conversation, I aim to create a safe and accepting atmosphere for you. Some people like to talk during a cuddle session, while others prefer to cuddle in silence—just let me know your preference and I will accommodate it.

My availability varies from week to week, so please state your preferred days/times when you initially contact me and we can figure it out from there. I live in Midtown West (Manhattan). I provide a cozy setup for cuddle sessions: a comfortable queen mattress, an aroma diffuser with a few essential oils to choose between, a lava lamp, string lights, an ocean wave drum, and relaxing music playlists—though you’re welcome to suggest your own favorites. Please be aware that the apartment is a four-story walk-up and that two cats live here. They don’t come into the cuddle space but might be around in the apartment.

Alternatively, I could travel to your home or any other suitable location of your choice. I’m willing to travel to anywhere in Manhattan, as well as some parts of Brooklyn and Queens that are accessible by subway. My travel fee is $50/hr, but I waive it for sessions of 2 hours or longer. If you are requesting an out-call, please describe the space when you contact me.

I like to have a brief conversation over the phone or email before a cuddle session in order to establish some familiarity and better understand your goals and expectations.

Skills & Specialties

Active listening Meditation Pranayama


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