If you are interested in becoming a Cuddling Session Client, you will need to read the Terms set out below.(Listed as #1-27.) They will
give you a clearer idea of what to expect from a Cuddle Session. These terms are the boundaries which I require in order to feel comfortable offering this service to you, and they are absolutely non-negotiable.
You will also need to review the Body Map below to familiarize yourself with the areas that are permissible to touch, and which aren't. Before the first session can occur, we make sure communication is clear, and expectations of all parties are aligned.
If you have reviewed the Terms and Body Map, and are in agreement, and wish to meet with me for an intake interview, then feel free to text me
(Donna, at 540.661.8698) to request an Intake Meeting Appointment. I am
sometimes unavailable to answer the phone, so it is best if you text me
and make sure you include your name. Alternately, you could leave a
voicemail message. Please do not CALL between 9pm and 9am. Thanks for your understanding.
I will contact
you (between 9 am and 9pm,) and we can agree upon a meeting time. I don't have set hours of
operation; I try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your
schedule, but I like sessions to be finished by 9 PM. Scheduling also
depends somewhat upon the availability of one of my attendants.
We (you, my attendant, and I)
will meet at a public place near my shop, and I will ask to take a
photograph of your driver's license. I email this to my private email
account, for my own safety, so that there is a record of who I am
meeting with. This information is never shared and is only accessed if
something happens to me and the authorities need to find me. My attendant will seat himself out of earshot to give us privacy to converse.
will discuss the Body Map and the Cuddling Terms below line by line, and make
sure that all questions are answered to both our satisfaction. We will
ask each other questions we feel are pertinent to this arrangement, and
our answers will determine our comfort with each other and our alignment
of intentions. If we both feel comfortable with each other, then we can
determine together to proceed. I then accept payment for the first session
in cash or credit (I have a Square credit appliance. Checks are not accepted.) The first session is always kept to one hour,
and later sessions of longer lengths may be scheduled afterward, so long
as the first session goes well.
After payment, you will follow us in your vehicle to my shop, about a quarter of a mile away. My shop
is in a house, which conveniently gives us use of a full bath. Should
you feel damp from a long ride down I-95, you can take a quick shower. I
provide shampoo, soap, towel, washcloth; I even have new toothbrushes
available if you find yourself needing one. Or, you are welcome to bring
your own things, if you prefer. Then, you can change (in the bathroom) into clean,
comfortable clothing suitable for cuddling. Please bring clothing that
covers shoulders to knees ( t-shirt, sleep shorts, scrubs, pajamas,
sweats in colder weather. Boxer shorts alone are not adequate. Thank
you.) Be comfortable. Our hands will stay outside of our clothing.
Sleeveless shirts are fine.
We will be alone in the room, but the
door will stay semi-open (there is also a room divider, so line of sight is
disrupted from the hall.) My attendant will be seated outside the room
for the entire session, and will be visually monitoring our activity on closed-circuit camera for safety and propriety.
Feel free to make a list of questions
to bring with you to our meeting. My goal is for you to feel completely
comfortable with all aspects of this process from beginning to end. I
appreciate your feedback at all points about your experience and your thoughts on ways
that I can improve it. Professional Cuddling is a relatively new
service, and together, we can tweak it to make
it all that it can and should be.
Terms of Service for Cuddling Sessions (NON NEGOTIABLE.)
Please read BEFORE you schedule your Intake Interview. Thanks!
cuddle sessions are NOT to be interpreted as sexual. All touching,
both given and received, will be conducted in a professional and
is limited to areas which would normally be covered by a swimsuit.
parties will remain fully clothed with minimum appropriate
coverage being workout shorts and a tank top. Clothing must be
opaque (not see-through.)
will remain outside of clothing at all times for both parties.
of any kind, anywhere, is not acceptable.
parties are requested to verbalize any unwanted actions before and
during sessions. To avoid misconduct, either party may guide hands
away from an action or give 2 quick taps as an indication that the
action should be halted. Verbal respectfulness is also expected.
absolutely always means no. All participants have the right to
change their mind at any moment and verbally opt out of any touch
they are no longer comfortable with.
any of my actions be interpreted as inappropriate or a risk to
personal safety, Embrace Positive Touch, LLC, reserves the right
to terminate the session immediately with no warning or refund
given. Under no circumstance is it appropriate for one participant
to pin or otherwise physically detain another participant.
must be 18 years or older to book a session.
current form of state or government issued photo identification is
required and a copy will be kept on file.
and adequate hygiene are required by both parties. This
specifically includes showering and having teeth brushed close to
the appointment time, wearing freshly laundered clothing, and no
(or minimal) perfume/cologne. This includes smoke odors as well.
If I arrive for a session in an unhygienic state, I will be denied
service but charged for the appointment.
am to arrive at the appointment clear-headed and in good health
(with no symptoms of communicable diseases.) If I arrive for the
appointment ill or inebriated my appointment will be canceled, I
will be charged for a missed appointment.
am to arrive no more than 5 minutes before my scheduled
appointment, and leave no more than 10 minutes after its
conclusion. No loitering in or outside the office is permissible.
are to be made by phone or in person as I leave. I may not come to
the office unannounced.
times begin when the professional enters the room and session
length will be monitored by a third party.
requested, sessions may be lengthened at a per minute rate, at the
complete discretion of Embrace Positive Touch.
is required prior to the start of any session. If I am using a
credit or debit card, I authorize Embrace Positive Touch to charge
the card account I provide on the Authorization form for services
as well as fees for missed appointments. No personal checks will
I am unable to keep my appointment, 24 hours notice is required,
or I will be charged for the appointment at the full rate. If I
will be more than 5 minutes late, I must contact Embrace Positive
Touch by phone to avoid being charged for the time.
monitoring is required for all sessions completed on site, for the
safety of both parties. No audio will be monitored.
Positive Touch LLC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Acceptance of clients is COMPLETELY at our discretion.
may or may not be Licensed Massage Therapists, however, massage
type touch (foot massage, back rubs) received during cuddling
sessions is not for therapeutic purposes, and is only for
enjoyment. Because the boundaries for Cuddling and Therapeutic
Massage are so different, if I desire a therapeutic massage, I
must book one on a different day than the cuddling appointment.
of Embrace Positive Touch are NOT trained counselors or
Psychologists. All conversation is held in confidentiality, but is
for enjoyment only, and not meant to be a replacement for
of Embrace Positive Touch reserve the right to report to 911 any
reported intentions of self-harm or intentions to harm others.
Employees of Embrace Positive Touch my make recommendations to
clients for counseling, but are not responsible for the actions or
efficacy of said counselors.
of Embrace Positive Touch will report suspected abuse to Social
Services as required by the Code of Virginia 63.2-1509,
and all of my records, including medical information, may be
shared with authorities (including EMTs and police) on an
as-needed basis in the event of emergency or police investigation.
the event that Embrace Positive Touch is asked to work with
another healthcare team or physician for therapeutic benefit, all
records and correspondence will be kept confidential per HIPPA
Positive Touch LLC and its employees will not be held responsible
for any property loss that may occur, or for any injuries that may
result from a session. I hereby release the company and employees
from any and all liability(except for gross negligence and/or
willful misconduct) for such incidents.
Cuddling Boundaries Body Map
All areas in red are OFF LIMITS.