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(WKOW Madison)   A business is starting in Madison, Wisconsin based entirely on cuddling. Madison officials aren't sold on the idea, as they seem to equate "cuddling" with "prostitution"   (wkow.com) divider line 46
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2013-10-15 09:15:59 AM
Sometimes, my penis just needs a good cuddle.
 
2013-10-15 09:45:09 AM
Believe there are a lot of cuddling parlors in Japan
 
2013-10-15 10:36:29 AM
www.braddocksblog.com
 
2013-10-15 11:13:00 AM
Sure... there is no sex between customer and worker... unless it is consensual between them... and it always will be if he pays.

Either that... or these are the most pointless whores ever.
 
2013-10-15 11:19:11 AM
Stay weird, Madison!
 
2013-10-15 11:21:11 AM
"Matthew is our creator, is our owner, and he's really taking care of everything for us,"

Pimping  ain't easy.
 
2013-10-15 11:21:51 AM
My GF is a cuddle whore jeez in bed she will just latch on to me with an iron grip. The roomate gets all cuddly when she breaks up with a guy.
 
2013-10-15 11:22:59 AM

CleanAndPure: Sure... there is no sex between customer and worker... unless it is consensual between them... and it always will be if he pays.

Either that... or these are the most pointless whores ever.


WTF.  The clents are male, and they're paying for no sex.  This somehow makes me more sad for the decline of intelligent society than some math or language test.
 
2013-10-15 11:23:02 AM
"Dammit, they are on to us!"
 
2013-10-15 11:23:18 AM
Well, to be fair, "spoonin leads to forking..."
 
2013-10-15 11:23:45 AM
I think it's an extremely good idea, and will probably help quite a few people.

I also think we should have a puppy store, where you can go in and cuddle and be cuddled by puppies and doggies for an hour for a price.

I'd buy a membership.
 
2013-10-15 11:24:21 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-15 11:26:32 AM

Lady Indica: I think it's an extremely good idea, and will probably help quite a few people.

I also think we should have a puppy store, where you can go in and cuddle and be cuddled by puppies and doggies for an hour for a price.

I'd buy a membership.


Sadly it's run by a sketchy guy and there seems to be only light planning for employee safety.
 
2013-10-15 11:28:49 AM

groppet: My GF is a cuddle whore jeez in bed she will just latch on to me with an iron grip. The roomate gets all cuddly when she breaks up with a guy.


"Dear Penthouse...:"
 
2013-10-15 11:29:09 AM

genner: "Matthew is our creator, is our owner, and he's really taking care of everything for us,"

Pimping  ain't easy.


Holy braiwashed cultist, Batman.
 
2013-10-15 11:30:50 AM
*brainwashed

Argh.
 
2013-10-15 11:34:57 AM
Awh heck is that bandit spoonin' with a robot? Might as well take a picture of it,
 
2013-10-15 11:38:00 AM
Ironic they are worried about prostitution there when there's an Asian massage parlor known for happy endings not far from there
 
2013-10-15 11:39:17 AM
Mouth hugs rule.
 
2013-10-15 11:41:07 AM
I find the snuggling more disturbing than prostitution.
 
2013-10-15 11:41:18 AM
Why not have a business that provides mouth hug?
 
2013-10-15 11:42:04 AM

UsikFark: Sadly it's run by a sketchy guy and there seems to be only light planning for employee safety.


Boo. Honestly most of the 'cuddle' shiat I've seen has had a perv undertone. And kink is fine (I'm a pro-Domme blah blah blah) but you need to be upfront about your kink. I dislike when kink is wrapped up in a ton of bullshiat to lure people in (typically new age garbage). It has a creepy non-consent vibe to me when people aren't all on the same page.

A sincere, platonic, cuddle-sleep service though could be such a wonderful thing for so many people who need physical intimacy without sexuality in a safe setting. I think it would be especially wonderful for elderly people who've lost a partner but would just enjoy being held, or having their back rubbed while they slept. Or even just the proximity of another human being when you're sleeping can be intensely soothing.

But again...puppy store. I want a puppy store membership.
 
2013-10-15 11:48:56 AM
OK, serious time.

This is the internet so I know a bunch of you are single nerds living in a pocky-wrapper-covered 1-bdrm apt somewhere.  Honestly, I think the worst thing about being single (as I was for many years) was not the sex deprivation.  I can handle that, that's what wackin' it or semi-regrettable one-night stands are for.  The worst part was feeling myself become all hard edged and cranky from lack of affection.  I don't know if I would have resorted to paying for cuddles, but if I had, I bet it would have felt pretty good.

The fact that people assume this is a front for prostitution says quite a bit about us.
 
2013-10-15 11:58:24 AM

No Such Agency: OK, serious time.

This is the internet so I know a bunch of you are single nerds living in a pocky-wrapper-covered 1-bdrm apt somewhere.  Honestly, I think the worst thing about being single (as I was for many years) was not the sex deprivation.  I can handle that, that's what wackin' it or semi-regrettable one-night stands are for.  The worst part was feeling myself become all hard edged and cranky from lack of affection.  I don't know if I would have resorted to paying for cuddles, but if I had, I bet it would have felt pretty good.

The fact that people assume this is a front for prostitution says quite a bit about us.


Thank you for assuming we've moved out of our parents basements.
 
2013-10-15 12:11:43 PM

Eat More Possum: Believe there are a lot of cuddling parlors in Japan


I am intrigued by the penis washing services they offer.  Sometimes a businessman does not have the time to properly clean his penis.  So they come to you and clean it professionally.  There are promotional videos on line as well.
 
2013-10-15 12:15:40 PM

Tricky Chicken: Eat More Possum: Believe there are a lot of cuddling parlors in Japan

I am intrigued by the penis washing services they offer.  Sometimes a businessman does not have the time to properly clean his penis.  So they come to you and clean it professionally.  There are promotional videos on line as well.


Don't waste your money... I told them 3 times - No Starch!
 
2013-10-15 12:21:42 PM
withfriendship.com

/Wanted for questioning
 
2013-10-15 12:22:15 PM
genner:
Thank you for assuming we've moved out of our parents basements.

I see you're not denying the pocky wrappers though.
 
2013-10-15 12:25:02 PM
Me: "We shall spoon.  You will be the little spoon."
Her: "You're the customer" <lay's down with her back to me>
Her: "Hey! What's poking me?"
Me: "I'm sorry. You're a 20 year old college hottie and I'm a fat old guy.  I'm feeling... Ummm... Pointy!"
Her: "Well, I guess it's ok." <resume spooning>
Her: "Your pointy is still poking me."
Me: "Yes, yes it is.  Perhaps it needs a hug?"
Her: "Well, we don't really do that sort of thing here"
Me: <pulls out a couple benjamins>
Her: "I'm feeling warm. I'll take my panties off and get back under the covers."
Her: <Gets out of bed and gets naked>
Pimp: <Watches camera - fap fap fap fap>
Her: <gets back in bed>
Her: "I'll use touch therapy to get rid of the pointy."
Me: <grunt grunt grunt>
Her: "My t|ts need touch therapy too! Squeeze them!"
Me: "Ahhhhhhh"
Her: "Time's up"
Me: "It's only been four minutes!"
Pimp: "Time to go fat old man!"
Me: "Ok.  See you next week."
 
2013-10-15 12:25:33 PM

Lady Indica: UsikFark: Sadly it's run by a sketchy guy and there seems to be only light planning for employee safety.

Boo. Honestly most of the 'cuddle' shiat I've seen has had a perv undertone. And kink is fine (I'm a pro-Domme blah blah blah) but you need to be upfront about your kink. I dislike when kink is wrapped up in a ton of bullshiat to lure people in (typically new age garbage). It has a creepy non-consent vibe to me when people aren't all on the same page.

A sincere, platonic, cuddle-sleep service though could be such a wonderful thing for so many people who need physical intimacy without sexuality in a safe setting. I think it would be especially wonderful for elderly people who've lost a partner but would just enjoy being held, or having their back rubbed while they slept. Or even just the proximity of another human being when you're sleeping can be intensely soothing.

But again...puppy store. I want a puppy store membership.


Boston College has a program that runs during finals. They bring puppies into the droms to help
alleviate some exam stress. It works. No matter what, you can't have strees when a bunch of puppies are crawling all over you.
 
2013-10-15 12:28:18 PM

Nana's Vibrator: CleanAndPure: Sure... there is no sex between customer and worker... unless it is consensual between them... and it always will be if he pays.

Either that... or these are the most pointless whores ever.

WTF.  The clents are male, and they're paying for no sex.  This somehow makes me more sad for the decline of intelligent society than some math or language test.


Of course they are paying for sex... at least that is what most of them will think. If they don't get it they won't get repeat customers and quickly go out of business.

Even if I'm being skeptical for no reason and no sex occurs.

Its still basically prostitution... at least "prostitution light". Its girls getting paid to rent their bodies to men...

... and it will still be "sexual" for most men. You can bet when they got home they would think of encounter as they consumed all the Kleenex in the house to absorb a milky white liquid.
 
2013-10-15 12:44:52 PM
Yes, just one more thing to make prostitution laws look absurd.
 
2013-10-15 12:48:11 PM

CleanAndPure: Nana's Vibrator: CleanAndPure: Sure... there is no sex between customer and worker... unless it is consensual between them... and it always will be if he pays.

Either that... or these are the most pointless whores ever.

WTF.  The clents are male, and they're paying for no sex.  This somehow makes me more sad for the decline of intelligent society than some math or language test.

Of course they are paying for sex... at least that is what most of them will think. If they don't get it they won't get repeat customers and quickly go out of business.

Even if I'm being skeptical for no reason and no sex occurs.

Its still basically prostitution... at least "prostitution light". Its girls getting paid to rent their bodies to men...

... and it will still be "sexual" for most men. You can bet when they got home they would think of encounter as they consumed all the Kleenex in the house to absorb a milky white liquid.


Wow. What's it like in your head? Are the Hooters waitresses prostitutes too ...by your reasoning? Is this leading into a 'we're all whores at the end of the day' nonsense?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-10-15 12:57:39 PM

No Such Agency: The fact that people assume this is a front for prostitution says quite a bit about us.


Especially if they are "special" cuddles.
 
2013-10-15 12:58:32 PM
Wow, what an intrepid start-up.  True business visionaries can see all the way to 11 years ago.


Nana's Vibrator: This somehow makes me more sad for the decline of intelligent society than some math or language test.


Wait until you find out about dakimakura.


Lady Indica: I also think we should have a puppy store, where you can go in and cuddle and be cuddled by puppies and doggies for an hour for a price.


http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/japans-rent-a-pet-cafes-are -a ll-the-rage
 
2013-10-15 01:14:25 PM
Lady indica,

Not everyone is a whore... but if you exchange your body for cash you are.


... and you know what... if both people are OK with it... that's fine.

This is clearly selling an obfuscated sexual service for money. Its still prostitution.
 
2013-10-15 01:28:23 PM
So...no sleeping with a hand on her tits? Then it aint cuddling to me...
 
2013-10-15 01:28:53 PM
Snuggle her Boobage.
 
2013-10-15 01:31:18 PM

No Such Agency: OK, serious time.

This is the internet so I know a bunch of you are single nerds living in a pocky-wrapper-covered 1-bdrm apt somewhere.  Honestly, I think the worst thing about being single (as I was for many years) was not the sex deprivation.  I can handle that, that's what wackin' it or semi-regrettable one-night stands are for.  The worst part was feeling myself become all hard edged and cranky from lack of affection.  I don't know if I would have resorted to paying for cuddles, but if I had, I bet it would have felt pretty good.

The fact that people assume this is a front for prostitution says quite a bit about us.


For just this once on Fark...i'Ll be serious.

I agree with the above.
 
2013-10-15 02:01:29 PM
Well, that's basically what this is intended to turn into. It is not like the owners of this business are fooling anyone, except possibly themselves. Something like this would probably end up more as a kind of showroom than an actual brothel, but the end result is more or less the same.

Or if it's not, then it won't last. The clientele will immediately find itself filled up with forever-alones, who will inevitably (and quickly) get too frisky and have to be kicked out. But by the time that happens, word will get around, and more acceptable sorts won't come in to replace them for fear of being associated with the creepers who ruined the place's reputation. That's a death spiral for almost any business, and this will be no different.
 
2013-10-15 02:05:19 PM

No Such Agency: OK, serious time.

This is the internet so I know a bunch of you are single nerds living in a pocky-wrapper-covered 1-bdrm apt somewhere.  Honestly, I think the worst thing about being single (as I was for many years) was not the sex deprivation.  I can handle that, that's what wackin' it or semi-regrettable one-night stands are for.  The worst part was feeling myself become all hard edged and cranky from lack of affection.  I don't know if I would have resorted to paying for cuddles, but if I had, I bet it would have felt pretty good.

The fact that people assume this is a front for prostitution says quite a bit about us.


This is exactly it. Some folks just want physical affection without also needing sex. Not a single person can deny the fact that simply laying down next to someone else can be vastly less stressful than doing it yourself, especially over long periods.

We're a social species - cuddling is a ridiculously easy outlet for the intimate side of that need.
 
2013-10-15 02:09:40 PM

Millennium: Well, that's basically what this is intended to turn into. It is not like the owners of this business are fooling anyone, except possibly themselves. Something like this would probably end up more as a kind of showroom than an actual brothel, but the end result is more or less the same.

Or if it's not, then it won't last. The clientele will immediately find itself filled up with forever-alones, who will inevitably (and quickly) get too frisky and have to be kicked out. But by the time that happens, word will get around, and more acceptable sorts won't come in to replace them for fear of being associated with the creepers who ruined the place's reputation. That's a death spiral for almost any business, and this will be no different.


What's actually going to happen is that the girls are going to figure out that a little hand job that nobody knows about earns them $50 cash on top of whatever the pimp manager is paying them. Once they've crossed that threshold, turning it up to a beej and then full-on nookie will be right around the corner.  Cash is king and everybody has a price. If you're willing to get in a bed and "snuggle" with a complete stranger, you're probably willing to do more for the right price. I'm not suggesting that everybody is a prostitute, but I think you'll find that most young women wouldn't be willing to get in a bed and allow a complete stranger to put their hands all over her.
 
2013-10-15 02:33:21 PM

Lady Indica: I think it's an extremely good idea, and will probably help quite a few people.

I also think we should have a puppy store, where you can go in and cuddle and be cuddled by puppies and doggies for an hour for a price.

I'd buy a membership.


a.scpr.org

/hot like Harry in 1970
 
2013-10-15 03:55:28 PM
I saw this watching the news last night and this was my immediate reaction.
img.fark.net

I think they are being genuine, in a creepy way. Its a little to hippy dippy for me to go take a whirl. The bad part is  it only takes one bad cuddler or client to completely ruin the business.
 
2013-10-15 05:55:34 PM
First reported over the summer.  Whar followup tag, whar?
 
2013-10-15 08:24:27 PM

Lady Indica: UsikFark: Sadly it's run by a sketchy guy and there seems to be only light planning for employee safety.

Boo. Honestly most of the 'cuddle' shiat I've seen has had a perv undertone. And kink is fine (I'm a pro-Domme blah blah blah) but you need to be upfront about your kink. I dislike when kink is wrapped up in a ton of bullshiat to lure people in (typically new age garbage). It has a creepy non-consent vibe to me when people aren't all on the same page.

A sincere, platonic, cuddle-sleep service though could be such a wonderful thing for so many people who need physical intimacy without sexuality in a safe setting. I think it would be especially wonderful for elderly people who've lost a partner but would just enjoy being held, or having their back rubbed while they slept. Or even just the proximity of another human being when you're sleeping can be intensely soothing.

But again...puppy store. I want a puppy store membership.


That actually sounds like a good idea, the puppy store.

The first couple of paragraphs were just a fetlife rant. :p
 
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