Press: Nurture Therapy ( aka Professional Cuddling )

  • Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation in the United StatesSurgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Article from US Department of Health and Human Services

    — New Surgeon General Advisory Raises Alarm about the Devastating Impact of the Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation in the United States

  • Health Benefits of CuddlingWebMD, Article medically Reviewed by Dr. Poonam Sachdev on June 27, 2022

    — Medically researched outline of the health benefits of cuddling include: eases stress, lowers blood pressure, offers pain relief, improves immune system function, improves sleep and can help with weight issues.

  • The Lack of Gentle Platonic Touch in Men’s Lives is a Killer — The Good Men Project

    — Mark Greene explores how in American culture, men avoid all contact rather than risk even the hint of causing unwanted sexual touch.

  • Don’t knock cuddle therapy until you’ve tried it — GQ Magazine

    — Cuddle therapy is on the rise, so we went on the hunt for why people seek out touch from strangers and what the benefits could be.

  • Cuddle Parties and the Death of Platonic Male Touch — Mel Magazine

    — Believe it or not, heterosexual men used to touch each other! ( Snuggle Salon is mentioned!! )

  • 10 More Amazing Benefits of Hugging According to Science — Naturally Savvy

    — This articles references medical studies for its claims

  • Texas cuddle therapists challenge social taboos on touch, intimacy with snuggle sessions — San Antonio Express-News

    — Touch is a basic human need, and can be one of the most difficult to satisfy.

  • Oxytocin – the love hormone – could cure shyness — The Telegraph
  • ‘Cuddle hormone’ could help depression sufferers to seek support — The Telegraph

    — People suffering from depression could in future be given a “cuddle hormone” to encourage them to reach out to others for support

  • Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump — Rolling Stone

    — In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, people struggled to figure out how to cope – and some found the answer was as simple as human touch

  • Intimacy for rent: Inside the business of paid cuddling —
  • “I get touched a lot”: Why I decided to pay for cuddling —
  • Cuddling Does Something Very Surprising To Your Health — MIC Network
  • The Calm, Gentle Rise of Snugglers for Hire — Wall Street Journal

    — Samantha Hess, a professional cuddler, used to wonder: “Why isn’t there a Starbucks for hugs?”

  • Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients — Wall Street Journal

        — The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning Sessions for a Fee

  • 8 Reasons Why We Need Human Touch More Than Ever — Psychology Today

        — Even in a digital age, we crave real human contact. Here’s why…

  • 5 Health Reasons to Make Time for Cuddling — Shape Magazine

    — Snuggle up with your main squeeze—and not just for sweetness’ sake

  • How Guys REALLY Feel About Cuddling — Women’s Health

    — Eleven dudes own up to their true opinions about it

  • 93 Percent Of Straight Men In This Study Said They’ve Cuddled With Another Guy — Huffington Post

    — Wait…What??!!

  • 7 Types of Loneliness (and Why It Matters) — Positively Positive

    — by Gretchen Rubin