How it Works
Step One (optional)
Chat with a Cuddle Pro to get to know them and learn more about a cuddle session. Register then look for the blue “Message” button on their profile.
After ordering, your Cuddle Pro will contact you to verify the time and location if they haven’t already. Now you’re ready to cuddle!
The Science of Touch
Social and physical contact can heal. Really!
In one set of studies, touch was shown to boost the immune systems of people who had been exposed to the common cold. For two weeks, researchers monitored more than four hundred adults, asking them not just about their social interactions but about how many hugs they’d gotten over the course of each day. Then the subjects were quarantined in rooms on an isolated hotel floor, where the researchers proceeded to expose them to a cold virus. The virus was quite effective: seventy-eight per cent of subjects were infected, and just over thirty-one per cent showed signs of illness. But not everyone was equally susceptible. The people who had experienced more supportive physical interactions battled infection more effectively and exhibited fewer signs of illness—and, when you tease apart the effects of social support and hugging, touch, in itself, accounted for thirty-two per cent of the reduction effect.