— 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.
— Mark Greene explores how in American culture, men avoid all contact rather than risk even the hint of causing unwanted sexual touch.
— 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.
— Believe it or not, heterosexual men used to touch each other! ( Snuggle Salon is mentioned!! )
— This articles references medical studies for its claims
— Touch is a basic human need, and can be one of the most difficult to satisfy.
— People suffering from depression could in future be given a “cuddle hormone” to encourage them to reach out to others for support
— 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
— Samantha Hess, a professional cuddler, used to wonder: “Why isn’t there a Starbucks for hugs?”
— 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
7 Types of Loneliness (and Why It Matters) — Positively Positive
— by Gretchen Rubin