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I Went ‘Sensory Speed Dating’ To Learn The Science Behind Attraction

I Went ‘Sensory Speed Dating’ To Learn The Science Behind Attraction

I’m sitting in the lounge area at the House of Yes. Everything is red. The lighting is red. The tablecloths are red. My face is red. I’m doing my best to hide my beaming cheeks in the shadows of the lounge area. Soft Cell’s, “Tainted Love/ Where Did Our Love Go?” plays from the speakers […]

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This Artist Travels The Country To Interview Strangers In Their Bathtubs

This Artist Travels The Country To Interview Strangers In Their Bathtubs

How many different people have you taken a bath with? One Washington DC based artist probably puts your number to shame. Kri Van Sloun, who uses they/them pronouns, has taken over 40 baths with a mixture of strangers, acquaintances and friends since May 2016. Kri’s story began one night after a particularly long and stressful […]

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This Guy Is A ‘Professional Cuddler’ Who Actually Gets Paid To Hold Strangers

This Guy Is A ‘Professional Cuddler’ Who Actually Gets Paid To Hold Strangers

It’s noon on a Wednesday, and thick grey smoke billows out of the burning sage in Kan Seidel’s hands. “Sage clears the air of bad and unwanted energies,” says Seidel. “I do this before every cuddle session.” Meet Kan Seidel, a professional cuddler from Nebraska who now lives in New York City. He makes about […]