Japanese "co-sleeping specialty shop" Soineya brings customers a unique and apparently much-needed service. The club provides cuddling partners for those in desperate need of literally sharing a bed with someone.
Customers choosing to pay for cuddling time can actually sleep in the unusual venue, after paying the cuddling fee, of course.
The "sleep together shop” charges 3,000 yen or $38 just for admission, Rocket News reports. It's a small price to pay for “the simple and ultimate comfort of sleeping together with someone” that you have never met in your life.
The location is designed as a collection of bedrooms, in which lullabies are played. The attendants are very young Japanese girls, dressed in shorts and pink pajamas, and the actual beds appear similar to those of children. They even have pastel colored bedsheets, that you can lie on while holding a stuffed toy.
The cuddling itself ranges between 3,000 yen ($40) for 20 min to 50000 yen ($645) for an entire night, or 10 hours. An hour of cuddling will set customers back $80.
The specialty shop offers additional services, for an extra fee. A foot massage given by a member of the staff is 1,000 yen ($13), while giving the girls foot massages costs double. The massages only last for three minutes. The same fee applies for being petted on the back for three minutes, as well as petting someone yourself.
An interesting service that the club offers is one minute of staring. The customer and the girl he chose as his sleeping partner get to stare in each other's eyes, making the experience more intimate. This also costs $13.
According to soineya.net, the girls are paid 3500 yen ($45)/hour. The ad specifies that it's OK if applicants for this position are high school students, as any attractive girl is welcome, as long as she is not over 30.
The job entails working from 15:00 to 22:00 on weekdays, and from 12:00 to 22:00 on weekends and holidays. We can assume holidays are the busiest times for any cuddling business.