MY NAME IS DWIGHTand I've been a professional therapeutic cuddler since 2018. When I think of my diverse clients, I am moved and inspired. People come to cuddling for an array of reasons and I honor them.
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Some folks have been single for a while and just miss the fun of snuggling. Some are seeking a new experience. Some are dealing with job stress, a lack of connection, isolation, distress from the political climate, depression, etc. When we talk, I will also be honest in saying if I think cuddling will be a good fit for you or not. About me: I am a gay man. Many of my clients are men -- some gay, some straight, some in-between. Some single, some partnered. Some dealing with work stress, loneliness. Some who just love to cuddle and don't have anyone to do it with! (I am also open to cuddling with women, especially women dealing with anxiety and depression, or seeking safe comfort from a male.) Clients range in age from their 20s to their 70s. For some I am the first man they've ever cuddled.
I was initially trained through a national cuddle organization with members throughout the US. They're a great business/ organization. Over time, my cuddling modality has evolved and expanded somewhat from that org's guidelines. I love the work that I do and the clients that I get to work with.
New Cuddling is growing in growing in popularity now as a way to find connection and intimacy -- without taking off your clothes. The photo above is a Face to Face Cuddle. It is one of the most popular positions and one of the most nurturing and vulnerable. Notice how the arms reach out to cradle the other, how legs are gently and cozily entwined, the eyes are closed. In this moment one reaches to hold the other's head. The two men breathe together, often in sync. It is heaven.
Articles on cuddling (CLICKABLE LINKS HERE) have come out recently in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Forbes, The Good Men Project. Check out the recent article in Rolling Stone where they say pro cuddling has been a good way for some to deal with the politically divisive times we live in.
Traditional cuddling takes place between people who are in a romantic relationship. New Cuddling is larger than just two people in a relationship. This cuddling can take place between a therapeutic cuddler and a client, between you and a perfect stranger. The pool of cuddlers is larger. It's a village. This touch is based on boundaries and consent.