With a downhill economy, many Americans are seeking strange ways of revenue to make a little extra cash on the side. One New York Woman has really thought outside the box, creating her own business snuggling, or cuddling, with paying customers.
29-year-old Jackie Samuel charges $60 an hour to nestle in bed, but she has also made it clear that her business entitled “the Snuggery” is not about having sex.
Instead Samuel’s business plan relies on the relaxation, and physical comfort that comes from snuggling with another person, which studies say can reduce anxiety and blood pressure.
A graduate of the University of Rochester with a degree in brain and cognitive science, Samuel hopes that The Snuggery will aid in reducing stress for her clients, CBS local reported.
Samuel did initially search for a license, but there just isn’t one that qualifies for her line of work.
“I thought, I need to kind of validate my position,” Samuel told ABC news. “I need some kind of certification or license to show I’m a qualified cuddler, but I couldn’t find anybody else who was doing what I am doing.”
In the meantime, Samuel has continued selling real estate as her clientele continue to grow, according to ABC 13 WHAM.