Woman charges for "snuggling"

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by CNN

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM

PENFIELD, New York -- Have you ever had days where you just need a hug? A woman in New York hopes a lot of people do.

Jackie Samuel has a new business called The Snuggery. For $60 an hour, the 29-year-old with do exactly that: snuggle with you.

Samuel is very upfront, so customers know not to expect anything inappropriate. Samuel says she was surprised to find she didn't need a state license to start her business.

"I thought I need to kind of validate my position. 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," she said.

Samuel says that studies show cuddling reduces stress and lowers blood pressure. She opened her business last month, but only has a few clients so far.

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