A young woman from Moscow, Russia, has come up with an innovative way to supplement her income – charging single men a hefty fee for laying in their bed for an hour to warm it and fill it with her positive energy, thus guaranteeing a good night’s sleep.
21-year-old Viktoria Ivachyova is a human be warmer for hire, charging a whopping 4,900 Russian rubles ($82) per night, or 102 700 ($1700) per month to lay down on strangers’ beds and make sure it’s nice and warm when they turn in for the night. Believe it or not, she has already had 10 customers, and with the amount of free publicity she’s getting these days in national media, the unusual service is bound to become more popular. In fact, Viktoria is already planning on putting together a team of female bed warmers to keep up with demand.
We’ve seen similar service before. Just a few years ago, we wrote about the now-famous “professional cuddlers“, who charged tens of dollars an hour to snuggle and cuddle with people in need of human affection. But Viktoria Ivachyova‘s idea is even more bizarre, as her clients don’t even get to experience human touch. The young entrepreneur is very clear that beneficiaries can be in the room while she warms the bed, but there is to be no contact between them. To enforce these rules, she either carries a “panic button” to call for a security team in case anyone decides they want more than they paid for, or brings along some bodyguards, just to be sure.
Viktoria admits that her primary target market is “single men”, but adds that she wants to help everybody, so if women start asking for her services too, she is willing to warm their beds as well.