The workshop leaders and professional cuddlers at Cuddle Sanctuary commit to a Code of Ethics. Our certified students and partners do, too!

Workshops

Platonic

I agree that my events  are platonic and nonsexual.

I’ll market my events in a manner that clearly communicates that they are nonsexual and platonic.

I understand that a tank top and shorts is the minimum amount of clothing allowed at my events.

Consent

I agree to practice consent with my workshop attendees and guide them to pay attention to, respect and assert their personal boundaries. I will respect and honor my own boundaries as well.

I respect the confidentiality of my clients by not disclosing their identity unless given permission to do so. The rare exception would be cases such as for my safety, the safety of my staff, or if there is a legal requirement for me to do so – such as a deposition.

Inclusivity

I welcome people of all races, ethnicities, religions, gender expressions and sexual orientations at my events.

I commit to making arrangements so that those with disabilities or with special needs can attend my workshops – within reason and within the law.

I consider the idea of inviting attendees to share their preferred pronoun at my events.

I am body positive in being welcoming of students of all shapes and sizes.

I am also body positive by discussing issues of arousal in a respectful, non-shaming way – while leading the group and in discussions with individual attendees.

Professionalism

I agree to maintain good personal hygiene when leading events and do my best to provide a clean, safe environment for my events.

I make an effort to start and finish my events according to posted times.

I agree to be sober and free from any mind altering substances during events.

I will not abuse my authority in my professional relationship with my students for personal gain.

I will not use my workshops as a way to find sexual or romantic partners.

I make self-care a priority and ask for help when I need it so I can be at my best for my students.

I commit to being attuned to my student’s needs during my events.

I’ll always do my best to set aside personal biases and approach each student and event with the utmost compassion, empathy and nonjudgment.

Business Practices

I will obey and uphold local and international laws in the process of marketing and delivering my workshops or events.

I conduct business using sound business practices which may include:

  • Pre-payment policy
  • Cancellation policy
  • Clear instructions for students
  • Waivers and liability insurance

If I have employees or subcontractors, I pay them a fair wage and according to fair and agreed upon terms.

All other workshop leaders employed or contracted in my business will be vetted for professionalism and commit to a code of ethics.
I will refrain from any conduct that would reflect adversely upon the best interest of Cuddle Sanctuary and its ethical standards of practice.

 

Code of Ethics – Professional Cuddling

Platonic

I agree that my services are strictly platonic and commit that any touch given or received will be nonsexual.

I’ll have my clients sign an agreement prior to receiving services that they understand the experience is platonic.

I’ll make sure that my clients remain fully clothed throughout their sessions and will do the same myself. I understand that a tank top and shorts is the minimum amount of clothing allowed for my sessions.

My services will be marketed in a manner that clearly communicates the nonsexual, platonic nature of this service.

If I ever receive a sexual request from a client or sense that the clients is using the session to become aroused, I’ll respond by setting boundaries clearly, firmly, and respectfully.

Consent

I agree to practice consent with my clients and guide them to pay attention to, respect and assert their personal boundaries. I will respect and honor my own boundaries as well.

I respect the confidentiality of my clients by not disclosing their identity except in rare cases such as for my safety, the safety of my staff, or if there is a legal requirement for me to do so – such as a deposition.

I will obtain written informed consent from clients before recording any images or audio or permitting third-party observation.

Professionalism

I agree to maintain good personal hygiene for sessions and, if hosting, commit to providing a clean, safe environment for the client.

I agree to be sober and free from any mind-altering substances during sessions.

I will not abuse my authority in my professional relationship with the client for personal gain.

I won’t date my clients and will end our professional relationship if a conflict of interest arises.

I make self-care a priority and ask for help when I need it so I can be at my best for my clients.

I commit to being attuned to my clients’ needs during the session.

I’ll always do my best to set aside personal biases and approach each client and session with the utmost compassion, empathy and nonjudgment.

Business Practices

I will obey and uphold local and international laws with my business.

I conduct business using sound business practices which may include:

  • Pre-payment policy
  • Cancellation policy
  • Clear instructions for clients
  • Appointment reminders for clients
  • Waivers and liability insurance

I am mindful of my personal safety and will consider using safety protocols such as:

  • Safe words and a safety buddy
  • Collecting sufficient information on the identity of clients like driver’s license, home address, social media pages, cell phone number etc.  

If I have employees or subcontractors, I pay them a fair wage and according to fair and agreed upon terms.

All other professional cuddlers employed or contracted in my business will be vetted for professionalism and commit to a code of ethics.

I will refrain from any conduct that would reflect adversely upon the best interest of Cuddle Sanctuary and its ethical standards of practice.

 

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