Non-sexual touch can be a hard concept for many to grasp. In a hyper-sexualized world, people often have a difficult time learning to interact without sex. Touch is important to how our body functions, chemically and emotionally. There are times we need to be held, and there are times we need to hold.
Nurturing touch is a basic human need, while laying on the couch and talking about your week, listening to music, watching a movie, reading a book, or just enjoying the quiet.
The more we communicate through media and devices, the more important safe and trusting touch becomes. Not everyone has someone to share touch with, and having a healthy, safe space to find touch can make a tremendous
difference in the quality of our lives.
Some health benefits include but are not limited to:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved social skills, self-esteem, and sleep
- Lower blood pressure and heart rate
- Reduced drug dependency
- Lessen the effects of depression and PTSD
- Improved immune system and recovery time
- Relief from pain and increased pain threshold
- Increased relaxation
What happens during a cuddle session?
Session can involve talking, reading, sleeping, listening, watching a movie, crying, cuddling Whitman (pictured above), holding hands, listening to music, laughing, or even going for a walk. We have bean bags, pillows, and a couch to cuddle upon. Our activities in a session can change multiple times, the important thing is we are both safe and doing what we want.