Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump - Rolling Stone:
"...The reasons one seeks out a professional cuddling experience range from average adults seeking connection...
The elephant in the room during some of these sessions, though, is the current state of the country's affairs.
Since November – and the election of Donald Trump – professional cuddling services have seen a spike in client interest.
"The holiday season was the first time that since Trump won the election that a lot of people were seeing their family," says Adam Lippin, co-founder and CEO of Cuddlist, which provides training services to professional cuddlers and allows clients to search listings of "Cuddlists" nearby.
"People with different political views were going to be in the same place with relatives.
That was the first hit of people having to confront it in a significant way.
We saw an uptick around that."
But what makes the organized effort of being held, a service that comes with a cost (Cuddlist sessions go for $80 an hour), something that aids in relieving the fear and discomfort that has come with Trump's presidency?..."