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Liberal Response to Trump: Professional Cuddling?

Written by Joe Scudder

Rolling Stone says that professional cuddling is a booming industry and it is stimulated by the Trump Presidency.

I don’t understand why a liberal magazine would publish a story blaming Trump hysteria for a boom in certified professional cuddling. Surely, they realize that conservatives only have more reason to rejoice in the fear and trepidation the President is causing and the snowflake response. All you have to do is search for “liberal tears” on YouTube to see how conservatives enjoyed progressive reactions to Trump’s election night win.

Nevertheless, the Rolling Stone reports, “Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump.

The reasons one seeks out a professional cuddling experience range from average adults seeking connection, those on the autistic spectrum, those healing from sexual trauma, adults dealing with sexual dysfunction or for older virgins to practice touch in a safe environment. 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?

The story goes on and on like this!

Marcia Baczynski, co-founder of Cuddle Party, has seen her already established clientele base reacting to the election. Many of them, she says, feel triggered by Trump’s actions, history of sexual abuse allegations and manipulative behaviors.

“The work is actually political now,” Baczynski says.

Read the rest of the glorious Rolling Stones magazine.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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