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Milwaukee's Only Cuddlist Explains What It Means To Be A Professional Cuddler

John Sturdy

There’s a growing body of research on the importance of human-to-human contact. Studies have found that physical interactions with other people can reduce stress, improve physical health, and increase compassion.

So it may be unsurprising that more and more people are turning to professional cuddlers to improve their overall well-being.

Denise Loveridge is a professional cuddler and the only person in the Milwaukee-area licensed through the Cuddlist organization. Loveridge was featured in this month’s Milwaukee Magazine and she spoke with Lake Effect’s Joy Powers about the work of a professional cuddler.

Joy Powers hosts and produces Lake Effect. She joined WUWM in 2016.