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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 to find out more.

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


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