Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Wisconsin 'Snuggle House' shuts down

See also

It was the subject of debate when it opened, but just a few weeks later, an unusual business in Madison, Wis. closed it doors over the weekend amid "pushback and harassment."

During its brief tenure on Main Street in the Wisconsin capital, The Snuggle House offered customers human contact. For $60 an hour, patrons could engage in some "therapeutic cuddling," spooning, etc. with professional snugglers (an actual thing).

The business opened in mid-November after a one-month delay caused by what The Wisconsin State Journal called "city concerns," as well as a lack of the proper permits, and announced the closure on its Facebook page on Friday.

The Snuggle House is Officially Closed - for good. For those people who supported us, thank you. Snuggle on!"

Though there was no official reason given other than said pushback and harassment, officials in Madison had reportedly suspected that The Snuggle House could be a front for prostitution or lead to cases of sexual assault between customer and employee.

Administrators of the business' Facebook page updated it yesterday to announce that they are offering the furniture no longer being used to a church organization to help people in need.

Though the Snuggle House is no more, other businesses like it are still in operation. The Snuggery in Rochester, N.Y. and Be The Love You Are in Boulder, Colo. are two other purveyors of cuddles still taking clients.



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Burger chain receives flack over their depiction of Jesus holding a burger and a joint
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518196949" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Loch Ness Monster satellite photo: Image finally captures proof of the beast?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518202054" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Has the Loch Ness Monster been sighted after a long 18 months?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518078332" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!