Rolling Stone Promotes ‘Professional Cuddling’ as Way of ‘Coping’ With Trump

How unhinged are some media outlets in responding to the election of Donald Trump? Rolling Stone's website on Friday promoted “professional cuddling” as a reaction to those struggling to “cope.” Writer Allie Voipe highlighted this presumably blue state response: “Since November – and the election of Donald Trump – professional cuddling services have seen a spike in client interest.” 

According to Adam Lippin, the CEO of Cuddlist, “The holiday season was the first time that since Trump won the election that a lot of people were seeing their family.” Apparently those who take part in these organized hugging sessions must be told to keep it appropriate: 

"This is a G-rated event," says one organizer. "Touch stays outside the bikini area."

The magazine's Twitter profile touted: 

Voipe wondered why professional hugging is so needed in the Trump era? 

But what makes the organized effort of being held, a service that comes with a cost (Cuddlist sessions go for $80 an hour), something that aids in relieving the fear and discomfort that has come with Trump's presidency?

Apparently, anti-Trump cuddling is a response to abusers... people like the President: 

A significant number of those seeking professional cuddling services have experienced abuse, and some see in Trump qualities that remind them of past trauma.

Conservatives reacted to Barack Obama’s election a different way. Gun sales grew 158 percent since the Second Amendment opponent took office. 

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