Code of conduct

Client and practitioner both verify that they are at least 18 years of age and thereby able to give consent.

Client and practitioner both agree to be free from any mind-altering substances during the sessions.

Cleanliness and adequate hygiene is required by both parties.

This is a strictly platonic service. Both client and practitioner agree not to pursue or encourage sexual arousal.

Client and practitioner both agree to remain clothed the entire session. Minimum clothing of a T-Shirt and shorts to mid-thigh is required for both client and practitioner at all times. Undergarments do not constitute as sufficient clothing. If either party needs to change clothing this will be done in private and out of sight of the other party.

No hand to genital contact. No touching in areas covered by undergarments.

Client and practitioner both agree to practice consent and attention to boundaries at all times.

Client and practitioner will communicate to find what is mutually comfortable throughout each session.

Client confidentiality is to be respected at all times.

Either party may end the session at any time.

Client agrees to fully disclose any diagnoses or conditions that may affect their session to the practitioner.

Client understands that cuddle therapy is not a cure, nor is it able to alleviate serious mental health issues. It is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment and is not recommended for people with serious psychiatric disorders. Similarly, people with unstable interpersonal relationships or a history of various treatments may not fully benefit from cuddle sessions.

Client confirms their understanding that cuddle practitioners are touch therapists and therefore aren’t expected to hold psychiatric or mental health training, which may be of greater benefit to some people.