City officials say the Snuggle House has not yet passed building and fire inspections and is therefore ineligible for an occupancy permit. Moreover, according to assistant city attorney, Jennifer Zilavy, no detailed business plan has been presented. "The city's primary concern is, we don't want a house of prostitution popping up," she says.Er, yes, they do...
However, the Snuggle House's assistant manager Emily Noon told a local reporter that clients sign contracts and any contract between a client and a snuggler will have enforced boundaries: "Intimate, non-sexual touch," Noon says. She also explained that their business model is based on a successful snuggery in Rochester, New York. She also claims that cuddling businesses have popped up in California and Colorado. "There's so many people who don't have a significant other in their lives that just need to be held," Noon said, "We're just college students that know how important it is to have physical touch in our lives."
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
No hugs allowed?