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 $60/hr for Certified Cuddlers and $80/hr for Master Cuddlers.
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 75 poses 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 safe space to feel loved, understood, and appreciated. Many of our us have plenty of people who will tell us what we’re doing wrong or who seem to know how to be us better than we do. In our space we are here to listen without trying to fix it. We believe that with support we can all find the answers we are looking for from within.
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. If it does we ask you to shift your body or change poses so that it does not become a focus of the session and so any physical arousal is not in contact with your cuddler. 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, workout shorts, tank tops, and t-shirts 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 ours. Cuddling sessions are based on unconditional loving touch only (never sexual touch). We have a minimum clothing requirement of workout shorts and a tank top. No undergarments may be exposed below the belly button.
Q: What happens at my first appointment?
A: Before your first session we ask that you brush your teeth, arrive in freshly laundered clothing (or bring some to change into), be free of scents, and have a valid state/government issued 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 in order to feel safe and to help customize a session for you. 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 agreed upon 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 share a Spotify playlist in advance or use one of our Sonos or Bluetooth devices to connect to. We keep mouthwash, toothbrushes, and some other basic items to help you freshen up.
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 apply locally to be an employee please visit: www.cuddleuptome.com/apply
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 $60/hr for Certified Cuddlers and $80/hr for Master cuddlers. Session lengths are available in any amount between 15 minutes and 5 hours. If you are unable to make it to our studio (we ARE wheelchair accessible!) we do offer outbound sessions as well. Please contact us for more information and a price quote for outbound sessions.
Q: How can I book an appointment?
A: To book an appointment at our retail space (6230 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97213) you can set up an appointment online here. Same day appointments may also be available. Please text for availability: (971) 361-8770 leaving your full name, requested cuddler, length of session requested, and when you are available. Please note that responses may take up to 5 hours while we are open or longer when we are closed. Thank you in advance for your patience.
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
6230 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97213
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
Kira Cuddles on Facebook
Snuggle Linn 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