My sweetheart sent me the link to an intriguing website: www.cuddlist.com.
It’s a service providing “therapeutic, non-sexual, cuddle sessions with a certified professional cuddler”. People who would like to feel the touch of another human can hire a Cuddlist to hold, snuggle and cuddle them in a safe environment.
Just to be clear, cuddling is “embracing, holding or folding close in one’s arms as a way of showing affection”. It’s two humans holding each other and sharing an intimate touch.
I would make an excellent Cuddlist.
That’s a fact. I crave touch and enjoy being close and touching. I think (or hope) my sweetheart would agree I’m a fantastic cuddler. Cuddling is a part of our relationship which is important to me.
Before you stop reading and write off this cuddling stuff, consider people’s natural reaction when they:
- Feel stress,
- Feel fear,
- Feel lonely.
Each of those anxious states lessens with touch, especially the touch of one’s sweetheart. Touching entices the body to release Oxytocin, a hormone which facilitates bonding between couples. Cuddling takes touch to an even deeper, more intimate level.
You can also romance your sweetheart with cuddling, especially if your sweetheart prefers to be romanced with touch.
I’m not suggesting you hire a professional cuddlist for your sweetheart. I’m recommending you create a cuddle session with your sweetheart and you be the cuddlist.
Besides the physiological benefits for cuddling, it also benefits your relationship.
- You become physically close. You touch, ‘cause you can’t cuddle at a distance.
- It allows the two of you to relax together.
- It’s an experience unique between the two of you.
Make time and create a 15 minute cuddle session with your sweetheart. It’s a no cost, easy and enjoyable way to romance your sweetheart. Robert