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New York woman makes business out of snuggling

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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A New York woman is hoping her new business becomes the next niche industry -- snuggling.

Snuggling, cuddling, whatever you call it, 29-year-old Jackie Samuel charges $60 an hour to do it. She's made it clear her business, "The Snuggery," is not about sex, but about relaxation and physical comfort.

She's also working without a license, but that's only because there isn't one.

"I thought, I need to kind of validate my position," Samuel said. "I need some kind of certification or license to show I'm a qualified cuddler, but I couldn't find anybody else who was doing what I was doing so I decided to just start."

Studies do show cuddling reduces stress and blood pressure.

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