Hold me close
Touch. It is a human need and one that many people are craving.
We live in the digital age. For many people, an average day involves going to work, then returning home. The bulk of their interactions with friends and family is on-line. It has never been easier to stay in touch with loved ones. They are only a text or IM away. But, is that really the touch we need?
Feeling out of touch?
We potentially interact with millions of people on a daily basis. For example, I am writing this post. I will share it on social media. I will be sending my voice out over the internet where anyone can hear it. And, people can interact with me on a variety of platforms. They have access to me, my thoughts, my time. We can have discussions about the ideas that are expressed on my show and, in some cases, we may even develop a relationship. We can “get in touch”, “stay in touch” and “reach out to each other”, but is that the touch we need?
Personally, I have found that the more involved I become with technology and social media, the more isolated I sometimes feel.
I have a loving partner and as I shared last week, we touch a lot. But some people aren’t as lucky. Even if they do have a relationship, they may not be getting the level of person-to-person contact that we require to keep us healthy and happy.
And, I’m not talking about sex here …
Sex is great, don’t get me wrong. But even those who are getting plenty of the sex might be hungry for some cuddle time. A little bit of spooning can go a long way towards replenishing all of those lost spoons.
Episode 30 of Stereo-Typed: All about the cuddles
Joining me on Stereo-Typed is Adam Lippin. He is the Co-Founder and CEO is Cuddlist, a network of professional huggers, called Cuddlists. Yes, you read that correctly.
So, what will we talk about? Well, this is a live show, so who actually knows? Some of the things I would like to discuss with Adam are:
- Why is touch important? How does touch benefit us? (You know, the scientific stuff)
- How and why did he create Cuddlist.com?
- What does a cuddle session entail?
- Negotiation and Consent (because these are always relevant!)
- While we are on the topic of consent … is cuddling with a non-partner cheating?
- What if I have spoons to spare? I’m a great amateur hugger, can I take my cuddle game to the pros?
Reach out and touch someone.
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