Since 2013 Samantha Hess has been at the forefront of the platonic cuddling movement.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   With more than 300 interviews around the globe Samantha has been able to shine light on the concepts of  platonic touch, consent, and unconditional love.

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After writing her first book, opening her first retail cuddle studio,  and helping design and run the world’s first cuddling convention, she began teaching her proprietary concepts and techniques to others who also wanted to offer the world a safe place to feel respected, accepted, and loved just as they are.


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Now that Samantha has perfected her techniques and training concepts, she is here to bring the next step in the evolution of Professional Cuddling, Certified Cuddlers!

With inexpensive but highly educational online certification and this website as a platform to connect people from around the world to trained professionals in their area, Samantha is one step closer to her goal; changing the world, one hug at a time.

So if you would like to be a cuddler or cuddlee, welcome. You’re in the right place. Join our movement. Watch us grow. Be safe. And above all, feel loved.

Take some time. Read through the information on our pages, and let us know if there is anything we can help with.

Peace, Love, and Cuddles!


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