This woman gets paid $60 an hour to cuddle with complete strangers

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Samantha Hess is a professional cuddler. For US$60 an hour, the 30-year-old from Portland will snuggle up with strangers one-on-one. ‘It’s definitely enough to make a living just doing this job, and I never need to take more than five sessions a day,’ she says. By working six days a week, Hess can make up to $7,200 in a month. About 90% of her clientele are men between the ages of 20 and 75.

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Elephant Massage on Bang Tao Beach, Thailand

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Thursday 18 October 2012

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a baby elephant work out all your knots and pains, you can now be massaged by one at Thailand’s Bang Tao Beach. The master masseuses, Lucky and Lilly, are 3 and 4 year old beasts with a very beautiful nature. Having actually met the babies in real life, I […]

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