By Cameron McKirdy
People need physical touch from others. Babies must have attention, and contact, or they will die. So LOVE, and CUDDLING, ARE SURVIVAL ISSUES.
After living out of my van in the woods for months while managing a campground and hot spring, I found myself wanting more non-sexual, platonic contact with others. I sought out more human touch, including cuddling from friends and family, and put in extra snuggle time. Later I’d visit Samantha Hess at her famous cuddle cafe on:
1015 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214
Cuddle Up To Me is a safe and comfortable place where you can go to feel respected, appreciated, and worthy. When I first saw Samantha Hess, I was all hopped up on coffee, hadn’t eaten, and had all these big ideas for how I could help her cuddling business. Well, I eventually chilled out, and opened up to her. We shared our stories during our consultation. After processing, I wished to cuddle in her fantastic Universe themed space room. Snuggling Sam was very relaxing. Focusing on my breath, and the sensations of compassionate touch, it was simple to be now. Sam guided me into several silly sounding poses like: Mama Bear, Side Pocket, and Lazy Spoon. Book an appointment with a Certified Cuddler for more details. Cuddling with no sexual intentions is one experience we should all have regularly. I felt wonderful for weeks.
Hug? Ask. I won’t turn you down. – Cam
Survival Bros challenges you to give TEN HUGS DAILY! Try getting that many embraces or more, forever. Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. You’ll be making so many people smile, so don’t be shy.
“Touch is by far our most important sense, essential to our survival and development.” – Samantha Hess
AS SEEN ON TV: Samantha Hess on America’s Got Talent in 2015 #cuddleparty
Watch an insightful YouTube skit on understanding people called “It’s Not About The Nail”
Further discussion about empathy and attention: