Session Rate: $80/hour
Until recently the subject of platonic cuddling was new to me and after much research, I found it made so much sense…so here I am today, a Professional Cuddlist with Cuddlist.com, loving every aspect of my new often quite misunderstood profession and hoping to dispel the stigma that surrounds our industry.
At an early age, I was raised on the Big Island by my elderly grandparents who migrated from Japan in the old plantation days. Perhaps because of their cultural values, they did not show each other any type of physical affection (no touching, hugging or sitting together) and that extended to other family members, including me and my younger brother. The only physical contact I had with my grandmother was when she would ask me to walk on her back (I was little at that time so it was sort of like a back massage for her).
To quote DePauw University psychologist Matt Hertenstein, “When we embrace someone, oxytocin (also known as “the cuddle hormone”) is released, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The chemical has also been linked to social bonding. “Oxytocin is a neuropeptide, which basically promotes feelings of devotion, trust and bonding. It really lays the biological foundation and structure for connecting to other people.”
While I do love my family, I now understand that what I was missing was the feeling of closeness and bonding with my family because of a lack of this platonic human touch. A recent study shows that people today are touch-starved, but the good news is that they now have the option to receive healthy, nurturing platonic touch from a Professional Cuddlist.
In 2014, I founded a personal concierge and consultation business based on the simple concept that people are just too busy in their lives and would appreciate a helping hand with their “to do” list. I always get a warm fuzzy feeling of accomplishment when I have helped make life a little easier for my clients. In my capacity now as a Professional Cuddlist, I hope to make a positive difference to enhance as many lives as I possibly can. In today’s touch deprived society, I feel that everyone is deserving of the magical healing benefits of consensual platonic human touch, the right to unconditional love and unquestionable acceptance for who they are.
I welcome and do not discriminate against race, color, religion, orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age (must be 18 yrs+), genetic or disability conditions. Everyone is equally important and everyone matters!
Session information from Jenat
I am located in a well-respected neighborhood, conveniently located and easy to find. My space is private, clean, comfortable and welcoming, where you can just BE, to freely explore and practice learning to speak your inner truths without any fear of judgment, expectations, guilt or shame. You may ultimately gain a more positive perspective of yourself and others in your life.
To address any concerns you may have, I do not smoke or have any pets. Please let me know if you have any other concerns. In return, I ask that your clothes and oral hygiene be completely smoke-free, as I am very sensitive to these smells.
Scheduling a Session
Within 24 hrs of receiving your request, I will contact you by phone for a 10-15 min. conversation to discuss your reason for wanting a cuddle session and answer any questions/concerns you may have. If we both agree this would benefit you and you would like to continue forward, we’ll schedule to meet at a public location we both agree on to get better acquainted, review paperwork and answer any other questions/concerns you may have. If you do not want to come alone to this meeting, you may bring a friend with you for support. If we both agree to continue forward after we meet, we’ll schedule your cuddle session at least 24 hours in advance.
What to Wear
Appropriate attire for our session is a minimum of zippered or buttoned shorts to mid-thigh length and short-sleeved T-shirt. If you prefer, you may also bring a change of comfortable clothes that are clean and freshly laundered.
During the Session
To start, we could do a little breathing and stretching exercises to help you loosen up and relax. We will then establish our consents and boundaries through mutual trust and communication, to empower you to speak up and ask for what you want and not have to put up with anything you don’t want or are not comfortable with. When you are ready, we will transition to cuddling. There is no right or wrong way to cuddle, so if one way does not work for any reason, we can always make adjustments and find what works best for both of us, as long as we respect and abide by the Code of Conduct, including any consents and boundaries which we have established.
This is your time and together we will create a comfortable and enjoyable session geared towards your wants and needs. If you prefer, we could first start out slowly and then progress from there at your pace. Some cuddling suggestions: sitting and talking, eye gazing, silently cuddle, star gazing, watching your favorite movie, listening or dancing to your favorite music, massaging hands and feet, reading a book, playing cards, a board game, jigsaw puzzle, preparing a meal together, etc. Please feel free to bring a few comfort items of your own.
Outside sessions are held at a public place, such as the shopping malls, coffee shops/restaurants, movie theatres, beaches and parks, etc.
I do not offer sessions to client’s location, hotel rooms, or in mobile vehicles (such as cars, trucks, buses, etc.).
After The Session
Before you leave, I will ask you to fill out a short questionnaire to express openly and honestly about your session. Your comments/suggestions will serve as a helpful guide in my journey toward self-improvement and your testimonial.
~ Sessions are $100/hr., plus 4.712% G.E.T. tax. Travel fees apply for outside sessions (waived for the physically challenged as my location is not easily accessible for these clients). Additional expenses are the responsibility of the client. I also offer discounts to Seniors 65+, the disabled, students, active-duty in uniform military and law enforcement/public safety personnel. Package plans are also available.
~ In compliance with social distancing enforcement, I now offer phone and video sessions at discounted rates – please call for details.
~ Full payment is required prior to start of each session. I accept Cash, VISA or MasterCard. Checks are not accepted at this time. If 24 hrs. notice of cancellation or rescheduling is not given or you are a no-show, you will be charged the full cost of your session, as a time committment is made and held exclusively for you. I respect and admire your responsibility to take care of yourself and ask that you please respect my work and time in return.
Monday thru Friday, 10:00am to 7:00pm
There is an additional charge for sessions requested outside regular business hours and holidays.
If you are feeling stressed, live alone and lonely, going through some difficulties, not getting enough touch in your life, want to be held and understood, or just want someone to talk to…I am here for you!
Try a Cuddlist session with me and experience the magical healing powers of safe consensual platonic human touch…live a longer, healthier, and happier life.