The ‘professional cuddling’ industry has seen a considerable spike in business since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, a report from Rolling Stone has revealed. One of those businesses is The Cuddle Sanctuary, based in Venice, California, which runs regular group cuddle events. According to Fei Wyatt, Cuddle Sanctuary’s Chief People Officer, the events were originally designed for people seeking human connection, autistic people, sexual abuse sufferers, individuals

dealing with sexual dysfunction, or for people who are sexually abstinent. However, Adam Lippin, co-founder and CEO of Cuddlist, which provides training to professional cuddlers and links people to local Cuddling services, said the industry has boomed since Trump became president. “The holiday season was the first time that since Trump won the election that a lot of people were seeing their family,” Lippin told the outlet. READ MORE