FAQ and rules for cuddle sessions
Sense and sensuality of cuddling - why why and ... why?
Cuddling not only feels wonderful, it also supports our health on many levels. The release of oxytocin the "cuddling hormone" strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. Studies show that oxytocin probably has an analgesic effect and can help to overcome anxiety.
Cuddling also has a positive influence on our soul. It gives us a feeling of security and belonging and promotes empathy.
Not everyone lives in a loving partnership or family and enjoys enough regular touch to enjoy the positive effects of cuddling. Some live for weeks or even months without human contact. This is why we offer our cuddling service, because everyone deserves to feel loved and supported and to enjoy mindful touch.
What is professional cuddling?
The goal of professional cuddling is to create a safe space where you feel respected, accepted and appreciated - just as you are.
This is done through platonic touch and attention. You are held, hugged, caressed - just as you want it. Communication is an important part of the session.
There are clear rules that allow you to simply let yourself go. Free of performance pressure or goals, you can enjoy security. You don't have to perform or be special - you are valuable as you are.
Which service does the KuschelRaum offer during a cuddling session?
We offer platonic cuddling sessions for men and women who lack regular human touch or who simply want more of it in their lives. The cuddle session can take place in the KuschelRaum, in the hotel, at your home or in the park.
How can I book a cuddle session?
Only the following information is important: How long do you want to cuddle? Do you have a desired date? Is there something we should know?
We will get back to you as soon as possible, answer your questions and gladly arrange an appointment.
Here you can find our cuddle therapists.
What happens during a cuddle session?
During a cuddle session we can hug, cuddle, touch, sit, lie, dance, talk, sing or watch a film together.
A great thing is to try out positions from Rob Grader's book "The Cuddle Sutra".
You can be completely passive, just let yourself be caressed and held or you can be active yourself, hold and caress - just as you like. The cuddle therapist pays attention to his limits and communicates them. Be completely with yourself and your wishes.
A few things never happen during a cuddle session: kissing, extended massage, nudity, sex or sexual touching of any kind.
What is the goal?
relaxation, reducing stress, increasing body awareness, enjoying being in the here and now. .
This requires courage and practice and we will gladly support you on this way.
Only your pace and your wishes determine this, we just accompany you.
What are the rules of a cuddle session of the KuschelRaum?
- Both parties are 18 years or older.
Both parties remain dressed the whole time, no nudity.
Both parties know and agree that this is exclusively non-sexual touching. No other service is expected, offered or requested. (No touching in the genital area and no kissing.) Hands remain outside of clothing the whole time. (See terms and conditions here at FAQ.)
Both parties are sober, have not consumed alcohol or drugs.
Both parties pay attention to personal hygiene and go into the session freshly showered, with freshly washed clothes, with brushed teeth and free from intense odors (perfume, aftershave, smoke, ...).
Both parties are healthy and have no infectious diseases (colds, ...).
All given information (written or oral) will be treated confidentially. (see terms and conditions here at FAQ)
Photos and other forms of recording are prohibited.
What is the process of a cuddle session?
Using the example of a one-hour session, it goes something like this: The first 10 minutes are to arrive and change. We discuss your wishes, have a cup of tea and get ready for each other. If you wish, you can shower or brush your teeth. You pay cash in advance or have already done so via PayPal. Then we cuddle for about 50 minutes, free flow within the rules. After one hour the session is over. You get ready again for the world outside and are bid farewell.
What can I do in a cuddle session and what not?
Always a good guideline: Would it be appropriate for children? Do the films or games have a maximum FSK 12?
Again, the guideline is: is it appropriate for children? If you're unsure, ask your cuddle therapist.
How much does a cuddle session cost? For what time do I pay? What if I need to use the bathroom or make an urgent phone call?
Sessions from one to five hours can be booked. If the cuddle trapeze comes to you and the journey takes 30 minutes or more, it will be charged at 50 cents per minute.
What types of payment are accepted?
You pay in advance by bank transfer or bring the money suitably in cash.
What happens during my first cuddle session?
You can pay cash in advance or you can pay by bank transfer.
Then we cuddle for about 50 minutes, free flow within the rules. After one hour the session is over. You get ready again for the world outside and are bid a warm farewell.
What about "natural reactions"?
Since we cuddle platonically, this happens very rarely. If it does, we simply change the cuddle position so it doesn't become the focus of the session. Like everything, it passes.
What should I wear for my session?
Can i talk during the session? If so what about?
Whether and how much you talk is entirely up to you. If you want to share something, we are great listeners.
You're allowed to talk about anything. Our cuddle therapists are trained to stay open and non-judgmental. However, please avoid topics such as sexual experiences or fantasies that concern the cuddle therapist himself.
Is the session and what I say/share confidential?
We ask you to keep it that way. A cuddling session is based on mutual trust.
Do I have to reveal anything personal about myself?
Can I book more than one cuddle therapist?
If there are enough cuddle therapists in your city, enjoy a cuddle pile.
Can I book for someone else?
Who can become a customer? Can I be rejected?
What if I cancel a session or do not show up?
In case of outstanding payment, please contact the cuddle therapist. The appointment can be postponed in case of serious sudden prevention. This is however at the discretion of the Cuddle Therapist. Late appearance shortens the time of the cuddling session.
Can a session be aborted by me or the cuddle therapist?
How do you ensure your safety?
It's great how often this question is asked.
Before a session we inform a friend or colleague about where, when and how long. After the session there is a so-called safecall. The cuddly tetrapeut has to confirm until a certain time that everything is ok. If the call is not made at the agreed time, measures are taken.
Many professionals, such as massage therapists, hairdressers, craftsmen or nursing staff receive alone or make house calls. There is actually no difference.
What if I am attracted to my cuddle therapist - can I ask him/her out?
Can I ask for a massage or ask for advice?
We are also happy to share our personal opinion on certain things, but this should not be taken as ultimate advice.
We much prefer to offer compassionate, value-free listening. Most people need a sympathetic ear rather than another person telling them how to live their lives.
What are the terms and conditions?
- The rules (see above) and the general terms and conditions are part of the agreement. The client gives his written consent. Violation will result in the termination of the cuddling session and future business relations. The costs of the cuddle session are payable in full.
The appointment is binding, cancellations and changes must be announced at least 24 hours before the session. For cancellations at short notice, the costs of the appointment are incurred in full. If the appointment is cancelled more than 24 hours in advance, 50% of the price will be charged. All shorter term cancellations (from 4 hours before) must be paid 100%. In case of outstanding payment, please contact the cuddle therapist. The appointment can be postponed in case of serious sudden prevention. This is however at the discretion of the Cuddle Therapist.
The payment for the appointment is made in cash or in advance by bank transfer.
The pricing varies depending on the Cuddle Therapist. The prices are made transparent and clearly communicated in advance.
The session length is a minimum of one hour and a maximum of five hours. The session can be extended upon request. If the session does not take place in the KuschelRaum and the journey takes 30 minutes or longer (public transport from the place of residence), costs of 0.50€/minute will be charged.
In the first session the first 30 free minutes are for clarification. The client receives an introduction, questions are answered and the cuddling session agreement is gone through and signed. At each subsequent session (explanation using the example of a one-hour session) the first 10 minutes are used for arriving, changing and discussing the session. The cuddling time is about 50 minutes. After one hour the session is finished. The session starts at the agreed time. Late arrival shortens the time of the cuddling session. All interruptions on the part of the client, be it time in the bathroom, eating, telephone calls, etc. are deducted from the cuddling time. The session is not extended by this.
The client has the right to interrupt the cuddling session at any time. Up to and including 10 minutes after the start of the session is free of charge, after that the full amount is due.
The cuddle therapist has the possibility to refuse a client if the necessary requirements for the session are not met: (majority, hygiene, sobriety,...). Furthermore he can stop the session at any time if he feels that the official limits of the agreement have been exceeded. In case of personal reasons the money will be refunded.
Appropriate activities of a cuddling session are cuddling, talking, holding hands, hugging, dancing, singing, reading, watching a movie (FSK ≤12), playing board games or video games (FSK ≤12).
Inappropriate activities in a cuddling session are any sexually oriented act, touching in the genital area, kissing, tickling, drinking alcohol, consuming drugs, going to the swimming pool, whirlpool or sauna, watching movies, playing parlour or video games (FSK ≥12), telling about sexual experiences or fantasies.
Dates between client and cuddle therapist are forbidden, as the professional framework is then no longer guaranteed. If this happens, the professional interaction is terminated. Further cuddling sessions can then only be booked with another cuddle therapist. The resumption of exclusively professional cuddling sessions may only take place after 6 months.
The health questionnaire is filled out completely by the client to the best of his knowledge. Changes have to be communicated to the Cuddle Therapist before the session. If necessary, an emergency contact person will be indicated.
Professional cuddling is no substitute for therapeutic treatment. Neither the Cuddling Room nor the Cuddling Therapist is liable for negative effects of any kind. If a therapeutic treatment exists, the cuddling session should be discussed in advance with the responsible therapist. Cuddling takes place at the responsibility of the client.
The cuddle therapist is subject to confidentiality. This means that everything the client tells remains between him/her and the cuddle therapist. Exceptions are statements which require legal measures or the supervision situation in which the Cuddle Therapist discusses the course of the cuddling session with a (cuddle) therapist for professional purposes. The session is not extended by this.