Raise your hands if you’ve could have used a good cuddle to help you get through the day? I know I have, which is why I’m raising both my hands. That said may I introduce you to Jackie Samuel, a 29 year old professional cuddler who increasingly has found herself becoming more in demand than she could have initially envisioned when she began her new side job whilst studying at college.
According to Jackie it’s hardly a stone’s throw for her to make as much as $260 a day cuddling strangers which can add up to 30 men a week at a rate of $60 an hour.
Yet despite now making some rather healthy side cash her school has threatened to expel her whilst others have called her a prostitute. Which personally strikes this author somewhat off the mark considering that nothing really sexual ever happens when Jackie snuggles her Johns….
Says Jackie: ‘I think I was born knowing how to snuggle. Snuggling is healthy, spiritual and fun.
‘I think clients come to me for all different kinds of reasons. Some of my older clients, their wives have passed away, and they just need someone to be with, like someone to experience touch with.
‘Some of the younger clients are between relationships, some are in problematic relationships, and some people are just really curious and they come to just find out what it’s going to be like.’
Although Jackie is amenable to dropping by your place for a snuggle she has found that many of her clients preferring to come to her cottage in Rochester, NY for a snuggle where a large double bed awaits them. Indeed!
And how do Jackie’s customers feel about her snuggles (well here’s a clue, there are a lot of repeat customers)?
Offers Jackie: ‘Some have said I am worse than a prostitute because they think snuggling is more intimate than sex. I’ve been told I’m monetizing love.’
What do you think Jackie, you reckon next time you’re in NYC you could drop by for a private snuggle? Of course I might have to check in with my significant other before I get the go ahead….