Professional Cuddle Therapy is Non-Sexual
Whether the session takes place online or in a physical space shared by cuddler and client, professional cuddling is purely platonic.
Sadly, due to the way touch is taught in the media and experienced through trauma, the idea of two adults meeting with the intent to touch immediately makes you think that the touch they give each other will end in sex.
The Goal Is NOT Sex or Even Sexual Arousal
Not only is the end goal NOT sex in a cuddle therapy session, sexual arousal is never the intention of any of the touch that occurs during a professional cuddle session.
Cuddle therapy is
- not romantic
- purely platonic touch
And if you are struggling to believe that, then you would benefit from a cuddle session as soon as possible.
If arousal occurs, it is usually because of one of two things:
- Sexual arousal happens as a natural, physiological experience of being touched. If that happens, the cuddle therapist encourages the client to take a break, change positions, or use pillows to create some space between the professional cuddler and the area where the client felt the arousal.
- The touch triggers a response related to sexual trauma that the client experienced in the past. Professional cuddlers are specifically trained to hold space for emotional release that may occur because of a trauma reaction. Though no verbal or physical aggression is allowed, tears from the client are welcome and only unconditional regard is offered by the cuddle therapist.
Instead, it is a healing modality, a healthy practice, and a human honoring experience.
- Allow a professional cuddle session to teach you that touch can be safe, nurturing, and healthy.
- Learn how important touch boundaries are and how to set and maintain those boundaries with other adults.
- Experience the curative nature of being held and caressed the way you ought to have been as a child.
Make an appointment today. Learn just how beneficial cuddle therapy will be to your abuse recovery.