BIL 2015

March 21-22nd at Imperial Vancouver. Doors open at 8am. Opening remarks begin at 9:30AM.

Marylen Reid


My background is as a lawyer. Where type-A personalities thrive in a pressured environment, always showing their strong side. Coming from a new city, having a circle of friends that were non-touchy, I was lacking platonic physical touch in my life. Since then, I am the founder of the first company in Canada of professional cuddling. I see a lot of resistance about something that is scientifically recognized. So information is the key!

Talk Title: The power of touch, scientifically proven

In North America, the average person touches 1 or twice a day, compared to Latin America where it can be close to a hundred times. Touching more is correlated with happier people. But still, there are some taboos about touch deprivation, about touching someone else than our partner. During the talk, I will talk about the science behind the power of touch, breaking some myths, and giving some tips how to have more touch in your life and become a better cuddler.