Cuddle Cafés: You Can Now Pay To Cuddle!
It is very common wanting to be caressed every now and then. Especially after you’ve had a long, stressful day, there’s nothing more comforting than crawling into bed with your significant other and snuggling up in their arms. But you might not have anyone to cuddle with every time. Cuddle Cafés is what you’re looking for here.
Usually one goes to a café in the pursuit of caffeinated goodness in the form of coffee or other drinks. But a new café in Tokyo, Japan is offering a different type of service: cuddling. Japan is a country that is dying—literally. It has the fastest negative population growth in the world, and that’s because hardly anyone is having babies. In these difficult times, the Japanese are putting marriage and families on the back burner and investing their time and money on temporary love like cuddle cafes.
For approximately $80 an hour for a “standard” cuddling session, Soineya is looking to be the first “co-sleeping specialty shop” in Japan. Opening on September 25, it offers cuddling services ranging from lying together, to foot massages, all at different price points.
According to the homepage, Soineya hopes to offer it’s customers “the simple and ultimate comfort of sleeping together with someone.”
Obviously, every luxury comes at a price. This the “service menu” of Soineya.
Admission fee: 3,000 yen
20 min – 3,000 yen
40 min – 5,000 yen (only 3,000 yen for first time visitors)
60 min – 6,000 yen
2 hrs – 11,000 yen
3 hrs – 16,000 yen
4 hrs – 20,000 yen
5 hrs – 25,000 yen
6 hrs – 30,000 yen
10 hrs – 50,000 yen
“Shimei-ryo“ (fee to pick the girl you want to sleep with) – 1,000 yen + 500 yen per hour
Customer sleeps in girl’s arm (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl pats customer on the back (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer pets girl on the head (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer and girl stare at each other (1 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl changes clothes (1 time) – 1,000 yen
Girl gives customer foot massage (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer gives girl foot massage (3 min) – 2,000 yen
Customer sleeps with head on girl’s lap (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl sleeps with head on customer’s lap (3 min) – 2,000 yen
Frankly speaking, in this career-oriented generation, affection gets pushed to the back-burner. These cafés provide for a good cause.