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Cuddle your way to contentment at $60 an hour

The Snuggle House, hoping to open next week, offers 60-minute cuddle sessions for $60 in Madison, WI. (Source: YouTube) The Snuggle House, hoping to open next week, offers 60-minute cuddle sessions for $60 in Madison, WI. (Source: YouTube)

(RNN) - Ever want to get your snuggle on but have no one around to cuddle with? Is your body pillow just not doing it for you anymore?

Soon you'll be able to travel to Madison, WI, for a little touch therapy - for a mere $60 an hour.

The Snuggle House, which offers a paid solution to those who just need a hug, insists its cuddle sessions are strictly therapeutic.

When it opens, clients will pay their fee to spend an hour in a bedroom with one of the company's five employees - one man and four women.

The staff says both clients and employees go through background checks, and that there will be surveillance in every room.

"This is an exciting opportunity to receive the benefits of touch therapy in a non-sexual way, and feel 'connected' in a disconnected, digital world. One session may be all you require, from time-to-time, or use 'Snuggling' as a staple to assist you in getting through a rough time. Our staff will be attentive, courteous, polite, loving, and available to you within the boundaries of this new profession," its website promotes.

According to TV station WKOW, the opening of the cuddling business still needs to pass a fire inspection and file a business plan with the city.

Also, there have been questions and fears about it being brothel-ish.

"The city's primary concern is, we don't want a house of prostitution popping up," assistant city attorney Jennifer Zilavy told WKOW.

But this isn't the first business of its kind. Similar ones have opened in New York and Colorado.

The business is in its final stages of inspection, but the company says 100 appointments are already in the book.

Employees of the Snuggle House hope to open for business the week of Oct. 21.

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