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  1. I want to be a certified cuddler and work for you here in Portland! I just learned about this and I congratulate you on this movement towards consent and platonic touch. What is my first step?

  2. In your experience, How have persons dealing with issues related to sexual abuse tolerate the participation in Certified Cuddling sessions?

    • Our hands on training program goes over these types of situations in detail to ensure our professionals have all the training and experience to ensure the safety ans comfort of all parties involved. Without proper training it can be extremely damaging for someone who has experienced trauma of any kind.

    • We would love to have you join us. If you are looking for our online certification it is important that you first thoroughly read this entire page: Online Certification Requirements

      If you are comfortable with everything required to get your certification you can then click here to purchase the course.

      Once you add the course to your cart the page will redirect to the Cart where you follow the prompts to enter in your information and complete your purchase. On the receipt page when you are all done a link will be available for you to click on to immediately begin the coursework!

    • For liability purposes we are currently only able to work with folks 18 or older. There are a few volunteer programs at hospitals around the country, but I’m not aware of any certification for paid work to cuddle with babies or children. If you find any we would love to help pass information along.

  3. Does the Cuddlers works as independent contractors and need a tax ID number? Can Senior Citizens in good health become Certified Cuddlers and if so, do they have any clients?

    • With every company that currently certifies folks in this field you are considered a small business owner or independent contractor as far as I am aware. None of them employ the people listed on their sites. Anyone 18 or over is welcome to work in this field. Everyone has different wants and needs. I don’t see why an upper age limit would be necessary. Everyone is welcome.

  4. How do you advertise or aquire clients? It seems to me like that would be the hardest part of it all is actually aquiring a client base. I’m sure many ppl are hesitant to this type of thing & the ppl open to it are the ones that are looking for more than what’s allowed or than what I’d wanna offer. I’d be interested in doing this IF I knew I could establish a client base that’d at least cover the fees I’d be out for training.

    • A big part of what drives appropriate clientele to us is avoiding advertising in places that would be socially acceptable for people who offer the important but completely seperate sexually oriented services. We do cover marketing in our program as well as ongoing support to ensure you have every chance of success. While no one can guarantee how many clients one may find, we will be here to support and guide you to success every step of the way.

      • As per Advertisement…

        Upon becoming certified, is the allowance of advertising on social media ok? And posting to groups that would be supportive, such as spiritual awareness – consciousness groups?

        • Great question. Advertising is allowed on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The only restrictions would be websites like craigslist or backpage where potentially less legitimate work is posted. The goal is to get people who do this work out of the shadows and producing legitimized and sustainable business practices that are clearly defined, always platonic, and highly ethical in nature.

  5. Will I be asked to stop cuddling if I obtain an erection while cuddling?
    I wouldn’t use it but it could happen.

    • As long as you are comfortable moving yourself and your thoughts to avoid any misconduct this shouldn’t cause any issues. It’s rare that arousal happens due to the nature of the sessions, but if it does happen we ask you to simply move yourself so the professional is not in contact with this part of you. We are great at being the big spoon (:

  6. Hi. I’m interested in becoming a cuddler but not sure I want to be “independent”. So if I decide to be employed, and not an independent cuddler, what’s the pay? Thank you!

    • Hello,
      We currently only hire for our retail space in Portland, Oregon. There are very few places that hire cuddlers directly at this point. Most places are not as up front about this information, but with any company that does not have a retail space for you to work out of currently you are your own small business owner. Sole proprietorships are inexpensive and sometimes free to set up depending on your jurisdiction. For information on our pay rate for local employees to Portland please visit this site:

  7. Hello,

    Ever since I have heard of cuddle therapy, I have had an interest in it as I can be a very physically affectionate person and I love providing comfort and love to people. I have recently moved out of the USA and have become interested in pursuing cuddle therapy again. I was wondering if I could still join the course and become a certified cuddler even though I live in Switzerland.
    I was also wondering how safe it is for a 20 year old woman to work as a professional cuddler and how it is like building a client base.
    I am often told people tend to trust and be more comfortable around older people (it doesn’t help that I am often mistaken as younger then I am x) so I was wondering and curious to know how working as a professional cuddler at a younger age may be like.
    Though I did see that you have certified cuddlers in their 20’s so it feels reassuring in a way.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my message and replying to it:)

    • Hello,
      We do have cuddlers around the world, so we welcome you from wherever you are currently at. How difficult it will be to do this work and build a client base will depend on too many factors to generalize what can be expected on an individual basis. I am a fan of the “if you build it, they will come” philosophy though (:

    • Hello,
      Yes, we are happy to provide information on how to promote yourself once you are a member with us. Our new online training has lots of great resources for this topic along with lots of ways to gain support and ideas from other professionals long term.

  8. I want to be part in this movement as Professional Cuddler in Jakarta, Indonesia
    Are Cuddle Up to Me only available in USA?

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