Yearning for human contact but don't enjoy hugging subway hippies? Prefer to be the small spoon but always get stuck on the outside? Do you greet your Mom at the holidays with a firm handshake?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then it's quite possible you could benefit from the services of an unlicensed, unregulated, but totally legit touch expert.
One like professional hugger Samantha Hess, who just this week opened Cuddle Up To Me in Portland, OR, the country’s first “cuddle studio”. Essentially, Hess offers 15-minute hugging sessions (at a buck a minute) to customers who want/need/long to feel loved. Or, who are possibly just cold and want to warm up.