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Sam

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Session Rate: $120/hr incall, $140/hr outcall. Outcall sessions must be at least as long as it takes for roundtrip travel from my cuddle studio. Bulk prepay discounts and overnight pricing available upon request.

Woburn, MA

About Sam

***I am fully vaccinated. Please provide vaccination status (and proof if you are) as that is dependent on how I will run our session. Thank you!***

I’ve been doing this work for six years, and I keep doing this work because I want people to feel like they’re not alone on their journey.

I was previously a construction project engineer; now I’m a full-time entrepreneur as a professional cuddler and as a mentor to other cuddlers (because as much as I want to, I can’t cuddle everyone) with an ambition to change lives.

I’ve been told I help raise people’s energy levels for sessions when they’re depressed and calm their anxiety if they’re worried.

Many a client has come out of a session with me and gone on great dates or gone home to their spouse and felt closer with them. Contrary to popular belief, this work isn’t a replacement for a partner (nor do I want to be). Rather, this work allows you to get your touch needs met in a platonic, therapeutic environment and taking the pressure of having that need met solely by your partner. I’ve seen many people be able to go back to their partners and have a deeper, more meaningful relationship with them.

There’s no obligation to make small or deep talk in our sessions, but if you do I make great conversation with virtually anyone. I particularly can keep up with conversations with engineers (my people!), financial consultants, authors, lawyers, realtors, and entrepreneurs. I enjoy partner dancing (these days I favor fusion dance), blogging (I wrote a book!), watching anime, and playing indie video games.

I’m particularly sensitive to people that use professional cuddling to supplement their mental health. I’ve worked with people that have/are: ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, PTSD, asexual, acute trauma due to a loss, chronic diseases, and antisocial disorder. If you have any of these, please contact me with your situation so I can better understand and craft a session that will best help you.

Session information from Sam

I am now open for sessions!

**COVID-19 SPECIFIC CHANGES:

You can expect the following from me:

1. I have been fully vaccinated and am happy to provide my CDC cards for viewing to you at the session.
2. I will provide a clean surgical mask for you for each session if you are not fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated= two weeks after last vaccination)
3. I will sanitize all surfaces you would touch in my room before and after sessions
4. I will change bedsheets and pillows for each session
5. Until further notice, I will only accept one session a day maximum in my home and max one sessions a day outside my home (subject to distance and outcall pricing)
6. I will rinse my mouth prior to our session twice, once with mouthwash and once with hydrogen peroxide
7. If you are unvaccinated, I will wear my clean surgical mask when closer than six feet from you and at all times when indoors, especially while in the cuddle room.
8. I will not give refunds to no-shows (no notice of cancellation prior to the start of the session).
9. Other than no-shows, I will temporarily waive my cancellation fee until further notice (cancellation fee still applies to virtual sessions– 12 hours advance notice or responsible for 50% of session price)
10. I will wear my glasses during our sessions.
11. I will maintain your confidentiality for everyone EXCEPT as it relates to contact tracing efforts (this is per Massachusetts law)

I expect the following from you:

1. If unvaccinated, you will electronically sign a risk waiver (to be sent via email and signed prior to sessions)
2. If unvaccinated, you have accurately described how you have mitigated your exposure risk over the past two weeks.
3. If unvaccinated, you will wear the provided surgical mask given to you at each session properly– over the bridge of your nose and over your chin.
4. You will wash hands prior to each session and/or use provided hand sanitizer
5. If unvaccianted, you will wear your mask when closer than six feet from me and at all times indoors including while inside the cuddle room.
6. You will agree to a noninvasive temperature check upon arrival administered by me.
7. You will make your first session’s payment in full by the end of the day you have scheduled it or you will have a credit card on file in my electronic systems (I do not have access to your credit card information and am not authorized to use it for purposes other than charging for sessions with your permission).

8. Regardless of vaccination status, you will wear a mask in any spaces outside of the enclosed cuddle room.

The above are non-negotiable and if these are not things you’re okay with right now I suggest you wait until we have an effective treatment. Many of these are mandated by the state’s guidelines for personal care services, the regulation that professional cuddling falls under. Breaking any of these during a session, especially mask wearing, will result in an immediate end to the session.

The following are optional measures but appreciated if you choose to do them:

1. You may rinse your mouth prior to our session twice, once with mouthwash and once with hydrogen peroxide.
2. You may get tested and verify that you are not currently infected with COVID-19.
3. You may tip me at ko-fi.com/connectwithsam or with cash. When possible, electronic tipping is appreciated instead.
4. You may wear glasses or gloves for your session if you provide clean, disposable ones for your sessions.
5. We may go for a socially distanced walk at the start of our session while at least 6 feet between us without our masks on briefly so you can see my face and I can see yours 🙂

Thanks for understanding all the measures we need to take at this time. I care about you so, so much.

 

Other info about sessions with me:

I’ve been doing this work for nearly six years and full-time for over four, so if there’s anything you feel uncomfortable or shy about I’m happy to talk about it so we can both be on the same page. My first and foremost goal is to make sure we both know what we’re getting into so neither of us is disappointed or hurt.

In your first contact with me, I will send you an email to a link for you to select a time to do a free 20-minute phonecall with me. Please select this even if you’re not sure when you will be coming in for a session as completing this is a pre-requisite for having a session at all with me.

Sessions are a 1 hour minimum length, but I do recommend a 90-minute session for your first session if you can afford it.

I am happy to go into more detail for you on the phone what to expect for a session, but the essentials are this:

  • Yes to wearing a shirt and bottoms for both of us
  • No to wearing boxer shorts (think pants you’d wear outside)
  • Yes to shoulder massages
  • No touching under clothes
  • Yes to if you get aroused
  • No to escalating a session to turn sexual if you get aroused
  • Yes to touching face (just ask first)
  • No to kissing
  • Yes to touching the stomach
  • No to erogenous zones (genitals, breasts, buttocks)

Skills & Specialties

Coaching Authentic Relating Games Circling Social Skills Coaching Meditation Nonviolent Communication techniques trauma-informed

Availability

Please include 2-3 possible timeslots that would work for you when sending a cuddle request. My typical availability on any given week is currently:

Mondays 1:30pm-9:30pm
Tuesdays 1:30pm-9:30pm
Wednesdays 12pm-6pm
Thursdays 1:30pm-9pm
Fridays 10am-7:30pm
NO Saturdays
Sundays 10am-6pm

Travel availability typically has expanded availability. Please inquire when I'm traveling to your city. Thanks!

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