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Need a cuddle, but don’t have anyone to cuddle with? Here’s the place for you!

If the stress of daily life is getting to you, and you need a good hug — or maybe even a long cuddle — a new business in West Seattle might be just what you need. Listen to our chat with the founder of Cuddle Club Seattle — they just opened at Fauntleroy and California, and they’re all about a comforting cuddle. According to their website:

Everyone needs to be held, and all of us benefit from more meaningful human contact. Laying on the couch and talking about your week, listening to music, watching a movie, reading a book, or just enjoying the quiet — just about everything’s better while cuddling.

The Cuddle Club is about creating a welcoming space for people to come and be themselves, a space full of soothing energy, a space people leave feeling light and full. Non­sexual, nurturing touch is a basic human need, and the more we communicate through media and devices, the more important safe and trusting touch becomes.

They claim lots of benefits to cuddling:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve social skills, self-esteem, and sleep
  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate
  • Protect against inflammation and oxidative stress
  • Reduce drug cravings and risk of heart disease
  • Lessen the effects of depression and PTSD
  • Improve immune system and recovery time
  • Relieve pain and raise pain threshold
  • Increase relaxation

Sue Romero and I were curious about the whole concept, so we called Lashanna Williams, the owner/founder of Washington State’s first official brick-and-mortar business dedicated to cuddling. Here’s our conversation:

 

If you’re curious about the cost, rates start at $45 for a 30-minute cuddle, and run as high as $270 for three hours (which would be a movie-length cuddle.) Go to cuddleclubseattle.com to find out more.

Would you give Cuddle Club a try? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.

 

AboutJohn Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.