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My name is Sam, and I am a professional cuddler. If you could use some one-on-one cuddle time without the complications that life normally brings us, then I am your girl. Let’s hold hands, listen to some soft music, and be present in the moment—I am happy to be the big spoon or the little spoon. My purpose is to make you feel comfortable, loved, and appreciated. Everyone needs to know they matter. You matter and you are loved.

I am 5 feet tall, approximately 115 pounds, and 30 years old. I have a degree in fitness, and in my free time you can usually find me:  writing chalk affirmations in Laurelhurst Park, volunteering at the Food Bank, dancing, reading out loud with friends, participating in collective story time, laughing, or making new friends. I love to cook, play art, and do anything that allows me to be generally silly. I smile constantly, and I am probably the happiest person you have ever met. I live a charmed life and surround myself with incredible people. My life is so full of positivity that I would love nothing more than to bring some of my positive energy into your world.

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Meet the Cuddling Team!

Here are the other cuddlers, with a brief bio of each. Online scheduling is available, so click the link next to the cuddler of your choice and book an appointment today!

Heather

 

Heather Cuddles

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When were you born?
May

City of birth?
Heidelberg, Germany

What are your hobbies and interests?
I am an avid hiker. I recharge myself by venturing into the wilderness and communing with nature. I am constantly in awe of natureís beauty and connect with nature on a very spiritual level.

What did you want to be before you grew up?
A pillow! was my answer to this question in elementary school. I guess dreams really do come true.

What was your career before you became a cuddler?
For the past 5 years I have thoroughly enjoyed working at a mental health facility. The facility specializes in drug and alcohol addictions, gambling addictions and dual diagnosis treatment.

What made you decide to become a cuddler? What does cuddling mean to you?
I am an extremely compassionate and empathetic individual. I have so much light and love to give to the world and to individuals who are in need. I believe my soul journey is to enrich and add to people’s lives. People deserve to feel unconditional love and acceptance. My nurturing and empathic nature has always made me gravitate towards those in need of positivity within their life and I have never hesitated to share my light and love. In my opinion, touch should be a positive core social value within our culture. Providing non-judgmental platonic touch to improve peopleís lives will be a key step in the movement of making this world a brighter place.

Discuss living in Portland and what the city means to you
Portland is such a unique city. It is very welcoming and accepting of many alternative lifestyles. Since living in Portland I have seen life from many varied and unusual perspectives. This has opened my mind and heart to the beauty of everyoneís individual path through life.

Favorites:
Food: Bacon
Local Eatery: Por Que No or Ground Breaker
Movie: Bridesmaids or Harold and Maude
Favorite Thing: Love
Least Favorite Thing: Judgement

What superpower do you wish you had?
I wish I had the power to make people truly believe how strong and beautiful they are.

What would you like to change about the world?
I want to bring more acceptance, love and positivity into this world. I want people to comfortable and happy with themselves. I want them to know their own strength and shine with the bright, beautiful light that is in each and every one of us.

What is your favorite cuddling position and why?
Pople or mama bear, Anything where I can wrap someone up in my arms and share my love and positive energy with them.

What would you recommend to people to improve their relationships?
Listen without judgment. Love without attachment. Enjoy without expectation.

What makes you unique or distinguishes you from other people?
A distinguishing characteristic of myself is my unwavering positivity. I donítí think itís possible for me to look at a situation and not see the positive in it. I am a constant beacon of light and the candle of my soul lights other individuals flames when they are extinguished or burning low.

Also, my giggles. I giggle so often and so loud.

 

Ray

 

Ray Hugs

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Ray Hugs began her roots in Virginia and Georgia. She is a true southern belle! She moved to Portland, Oregon in 2011 to begin a new life adventure and now proudly embraces the Pacific Northwest as home.

Ray is an avid health-nut, natural medicine guru, and a firm believer in the power of positive human touch. Her motto: the path to wellness and happiness are inalienable rights for everyone. Her path to becoming a professional cuddler launched, in part, from her own personal experiences of loneliness, touch-deprivation, and feeling invisible. She understands the ruinous impact of touch deprivation on the future of humanity.

As a deeply affectionate person, her mission is to provide hugs, love, and acceptance to the world…one person at a time! When she’s not busy hugging the world, she tries to stay balanced by spending time with loved ones, hiking with her pup, inventing new recipes, and traveling the world to learn indigenous herbal medicine. Allow our “Ray of Sunshine” to bring loving light to your world today!

When were you born?
October

City of birth?
Lynchburg, VA

What are your hobbies and interests?
Aerial performing arts, natural and indigenous medicine, cooking, and traveling

What did you want to be before you grew up?
A doctor

What was your career before you became a cuddler?
CIA agent

Tell us about your educational background.
BA in Spanish

What made you decide to become a cuddler? What does cuddling mean to you?
I felt inspired by Samantha Hess and the greater mission to offer love to all. Cuddling is medicine!

Discuss living in Portland and what the city means to you.
Portland is my home. It’s a city with a myriad of opportunities and a uniquely accepting community.

Describe someone you lost in life and how you healed.
I lost my beta fish, Jay Blu when I was 17. I healed by buying a new fish, Jay Blu Dos.

Favorites:

Food: Sandwiches
Local Eatery: My kitchen
Movie: The Last of the Mohicans
Book: The Great Gatsby
Musical Artist: Earth, Wind, and Fire
Musical Album: Michael Jackson, Thriller
Musical Genre: everything
Television: Being Mary Jane
Favorite Actor: N/A
Favorite Actress: N/A
Favorite Thing: Bubble baths
Least Favorite Thing: Waking up when it’s still dark outside unless I’m waiting for the sunrise.

Who would you most like to meet (living or dead)?
Not sure

What superpower do you wish you had?
Mystique from X-men

What would you like to change about the world?
Nothing. The path of change begins with the self.

What is your favorite cuddling position and why?
The cloak; it feels very grounding and keeps me warm.

What would you recommend to people to improve their relationships?
Active listening.

What makes you unique or distinguishes you from other people?
My desire to be a professional cuddler.

What happens to us when we die?
Seriously, who actually knows that?! I certainly don’t; I prefer surprises.

Kira

 

Kira Cuddles

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When were you born?
April

City of birth?
Fairview, PA

What are your hobbies and interests?
My main passion is acrobatic yoga. Acrobatic yoga is a form of partner yoga. I love partaking in a physical activity that helps me learn to trust and communicate well with others. I also enjoy yoga and the inner wisdom and silencing of the mind that it provides. Cuddling outside of work is always nice too. I enjoy traveling around the world and learning about new cultures. I enjoy theatre, hiking, biking, and laughing. Basically anything that is childish and fun count me in!

What did you want to be before you grew up?
I wanted to do what my mom did – helping bring babies into this world. Then I wanted to be an actress. Then I wanted to own my own non-profit.

What was your career before you became a cuddler?
A marketer. A student – I’m currently going to school for a Masters in Nutrition.

Tell us about your educational background.
I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Miami in Marketing & Organizational Management.

I am a certified Yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner.

I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Nutrition.

What made you decide to become a cuddler? What does cuddling mean to you?
Within my community of friends we are a touch-positive community. Most gatherings end in a big cuddle puddle. I am extremely comfortable with touch. The universe kept sending me signs that this was the right job for me. 5 people sent me Samantha’s information and told me to apply for the job, so I did! I reached out to Sam about 1 year before she opened up shop, probably before she was bombarded with thousands of emails. It was meant to be!

Cuddling to me represents the platonic healing power of touch. I am grateful to have it in my life. Any time I’m feeling down and I get a hug I naturally feel better. Anytime I’m feeling good and I get a hug I naturally feel better. Oxytocin is released when a mother holds her baby. When a baby is born the most important thing is to be in contact with their mother asap because it helps with mood and brain development. Oxytocin is released when cuddling. You always leave feeling loved and content.

Discuss living in Portland and what the city means to you
I love Portland. The city called me through an instinct. My friend and I always promised that we would be live in tree houses next to each other in Portland. Now we are one step closer. The way I describe Portland to my little nephew is that “it’s a little city full of clowns, acrobats, fire throwers, and hoola hoopers and everywhere you go is a costume party.” What I would add for adults is “there are also massage therapists, yoga teachers, and hippies happy to talk about crystals, chakras, and more.”

Portland to me is a place of magic. I love all the beauty that it brings. I love the rain and the power that it has to heal and wash away our worries. I love the kindness in most peoples hearts and the healthy food options. I do understand that with light there is dark, I acknowledge some of the dark sides of Portland too. I embrace and love it all.

Favorites:
Food: Sushi
Local Eatery: The Brooklyn House
Movie: Labyrinth
Book: You can heal your life by Louise Hayes
Musical Artist: No preference
Musical Album: No preference
Musical Genre: No preference
Television: Once Upon a Time
Favorite Actor: Matthew Mcconaughey
Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts
Favorite Thing: Laughing
Least Favorite Thing: Negativity

Who would you most like to meet (living or dead)?
Ghandi or Mother Theresa.

What superpower do you wish you had?
To Fly to be able to explore the world at my own ease. To feel the wind in my hair and to be more connected to the elements. I also would love the ability to heal people with my touch.

What would you like to change about the world?

Malnutrition or Wars or Consciousness

What is your favorite cuddling position and why?
Mama Bear is my favorite cuddle position because it is extremely relaxing and most people give, give, give all day and this is a position where they get an opportunity to just receive and feel the love from the world all around them.

What would you recommend to people to improve their relationships?
Every relationship is different. However, I think that communication is one of the most important parts of a relationship. People aren’t mind readers, so instead of assuming your partner knows how you feel by watching your actions, express yourself. People may find that a little more communication helps solve a lot of situations.

What makes you unique or distinguishes you from other people?
I have an extremely optimistic view on life. I always see the bright side of a situation. I have a very distinct laugh; everyone loves my laugh. I’ve had people tell me that when I die they will remember me by my laugh.

What happens to us when we die?
My favorite view on death is the chicken soup analogy that a friend once told me. When we die our soul and memories are broken up into particulate matter (vegetables) that go into the universe (like a big bowl of chicken soup). Then when our souls come to human life form again they are scooped out with a ladle and reform into our current souls/bodies/memories.