There are probably people out there who don’t particularly like to snuggle, but I don’t care to know them. There are also people out there who wish to deny people their right to pay for a quality snuggle.
The Snuggle House in Madison, Wis., is facing backlash from assistant city attorney and noted snuggle detractor Jenifer Zilavy, who wants to slap a few rules on a local snuggling operation before it can operate as a business.
Snuggle House seeks to charge $60 an hour for some no-funny-business snuggling, but the city is worried the snuggles could lead to more and that the business is a front for prostitution.
The idea for the business likely comes from snuggle establishments in New York, such as The Snuggery
, which mostly caters to widows and widowers who are feeling lonely.
Zilavy wants to make sure there are rules and processes in place.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"If they're snuggling with somebody who gets aroused and wants more, what do they have in place to deal with that? Because that's going to happen, there's no doubt about it," Zilavy said.
"We have to be comfortable that it's a legitimate business," she said. "We don't want our police department responding there for sexual assaults all the time. We need to know they've thought through protocols in that situation."
Who mentioned anything erotic? This is promoted as platonic snuggling. How could it possibly lead to anything tawdry?
Proprietor Matthew Hurtado is facing an uphill battle when it comes to answering those questions. Many commenters on the Journal Sentinel
’s story seem convinced the business is clearly a front for prostitution. One simply says, “Yuck.”
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Hurtado said he’s got four staffers and 300 clients awaiting their first snuggle.