Q: What service does Cuddle Up To Me provide?

A: We offer fully clothed, completely platonic cuddle sessions of 15 minutes to 5 hours. The goal of a session is to help us in those moments in life where we either need more touch or simply don’t want to take anything from the amazing people in our worlds to get what we need. We want you to know that you matter and you are loved without the guilt, shame and judgement our culture can sometimes bring us when we try to reach out physically. The cost of this lovely service is $1 per minute; the results are priceless.

Q: What happens in a cuddle session?

A: During a cuddle session we can hug, sit, lie, dance, sing, read, or play games. This is your time to receive the love and attention that you deserve. We may hold hands and chat sitting close, lie and cuddle big spoon/little spoon style, or try some of the more than 50 positions we offer. We will customize the session to make you comfortable, relaxed, and feeling the sort of love a mother gives to her child. This is in no way sexual, but is intended to give you the feeling that you are not alone, and that the world is a good place. We all need to feel the warmth and closeness of another to feel whole, and we are here to help you achieve that in whatever way makes us both feel comfortable. You will receive the sort of touch needed to help bring you the comfort that will encourage you to feel your best in each session.

Q: Can I talk during my session?

A: This is 100% up to you. If you are inclined to share with us, we are happy to listen, but it’s really whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. What we want is to offer you is a platform to feel loved, understood, and appreciated.

Q: What about “natural reactions?”

A: Due to the family oriented interactions we strive for, this is rare. From time to time this may happen though. When these things come about we just change positions so that it does not become a focus of the session. We are great at being the “big spoon.”

Q: What should I wear for my appointments?

A: We recommend you wear something you feel good in. Pajamas including shorts with a shirt are acceptable—or just whatever you are wearing that day, as long as you are comfortable. Please keep in mind that nudity of any kind is not acceptable for this service—on your part or mine. Cuddling sessions are based on unconditional loving touch only (not sexual touch).

Q: What happens at my first appointment?

A: Before your first session we ask that you brush your teeth, come in freshly laundered clothing (or bring some to change into), be free of scents, and have a state identification with you. When you arrive we will make a copy of your id, show you around, and have you fill out some paperwork. We will then sit down and chat for a few minutes to get to know one another. You will have a chance to ask any questions you might have, and we like to get to know you a little as well. Once both parties are comfortable you are welcome to stay for your first session or if you’d like more time to think about it you can get back in touch with us when you are ready. Once a session is booked payment is collected and a room can be chosen. We have 4 themed rooms for you to pick from as well as light background music we can play. You are also welcome to bring a flash drive with your favorite playlist on it.

Q: Are tips accepted?

A: No, tipping is not accepted. Your gratefulness is very much appreciated, but if you feel like you need to give more, let’s set up another session.

Q: How do I become a Professional Cuddler and/or join the movement?

A: We offer a certification program that will teach you everything you know about being a Professional Cuddler and start a service of your own. For details please visit us here: www.CertifiedCuddlers.com. We will also continue to hire in the future, so if you would like to be added to the email list for updates please email: samantha@cuddleuptome.com

Q: How much does a session cost?

A: Your initial (and required) consultation is free and no obligation. A session in our studio will run you $1 per minute and session lengths are available in any amount between 15 minutes and 5 hours. If you are unable to make it to our studio due to a physical limitation (we ARE wheelchair accessible!) we do offer outbound sessions as well. Please contact us for more information.

Q: How can I book an appointment?

A: To book an appointment at our retail space (1015 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214) you can set up an appointment online here, email: samantha@cuddleuptome.com, or call us at 503-719-6203 or 1-844-2CUDDLE. Same day appointments may also be available please call for availability.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash, or pre-payment through PayPal.

Q: How can I support Cuddle Up To Me?

A: If you would like to mail anything to us, our address is:
Cuddle Up To Me
1015 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214

You can also support us by reviewing us online, purchasing our book, or liking/sharing with us on social media. Here are the pages you can connect with:
Cuddle Up To Me on Facebook
Samantha Hess on Facebook
Heather Cuddles on Facebook
Ray Hugs on Facebook
Kira Cuddles on Facebook
Cuddle Up To Me on Twitter
Cuddle Up To Me on Instagram
Cuddle Up To Me on Google+
Cuddle Up To Me on Yelp!
Certified Cuddlers website
Review our book ‘Touch’ on Amazon