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Certified Cuddlist

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

New York, NY and Kansas City, MO/KS

About Ethan

As a certified professional cuddler, I am committed to cuddling as a valuable healing practice for individuals ranging from those in need of a hug and those looking for an engagement with their world of confusing and discouraging physical experiences, to those who have spent immense time void of physical contact as well as sexual assault victims.

We live in a world full of people. So many things can distance us from those people such as technology, traveling, and jobs. We can currently keep in touch and connect deeply with a number of people previously unknown. Sometimes, though, we can forget that the people we want to connect with are real. They are physical and beautiful humans that we can touch, and feel and hold. It is for these reasons and more that I found my way into the world of cuddling. I believe it to be more than a wonderful past time, and more than a valuable healing modality for individuals searching for touch and personal growth and healing through touch. Ultimately, I believe professional cuddling to be a part of a grand reclamation of an integral and seemingly lost part of the human experience; the joy of consensual touch.

With a background in psychology and business, and an immense level of travel under my belt, I have experienced a variety of connections with people in many parts of the world. The experiences of touch within different cultures can be so varied, such as how commonplace platonic male-with-male handholding can be in areas like Nepal and India. My thesis work was on entrepreneurship and happiness, asking digital nomads in Bali, Indonesia about why they pursue a life of entrepreneurship. I am continually interested in the human condition and how each individual can achieve what they are looking for. Of the few universal truths that I have found, I believe that while physical touch is so confusing to many, it can be an invaluable way to heal them as well. I had a tumultuous journey through my own experiences involving physical touch, many of which were restricted to sexuality when all that I wanted was to be physically close and intimate with someone in an open and consensual relationship.

I am committed to a fully consensual experience where my clients can choose exactly the type of session they are looking for. I take careful consideration to request permission for actions taken while encouraging clients to voice their interests and practice using that voice in our sessions and outside.

Given all of the joy and beauty I see in the world every day, I know that for me and many others, the world can be difficult and scary. In my sessions, I hope to bring some light into your world and offer you myself entirely. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have at all by simply requesting a session below. I look forward to meeting you and cuddling with you!

Session information from Ethan

In my sessions, I am committed to mutual and consensual interactions with verbal agreements on both sides. Cuddling can be an incredibly healing and growth initiating activity and that is something that I hope you can experience in my sessions. I work with clients to express their wants and needs, offering a place to explore the self, for value in the session and out.

Prior to all sessions, we will have email communication as well as a call to discuss the session and ensure this is ideal for both of us.

Sessions in Kansas City will be held in a space in Leawood with a couch or mattress available for cuddling. Sessions in New York City take place at an apartment on the Upper West Side. There are couches and a mat that I use with pillows surrounding. I have music playing and am happy to take requests. Lastly, there is a cat that inhabits the space, but she is not around for sessions unless someone asks specifically. Please send a request and I will get back to you as to when I will be in the area and available for a session

Payment can be accepted in cash, Venmo, Cash App (by Square), or by debit/credit card.

Skills & Specialties

Personal Coaching Some Massage Training Active Listening


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