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Japanese company introduces man-shaped pillow...

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Ya know... this thing could go in MANY directions... notice at the bottom of the article when they describe the pillow they are developing for men...

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    Man-shaped pillow for solo sleeper

    By Kaori Hitomi in Nagareyama, Japan

    AFTER a long night at work as a radio DJ, Junko Suzuki likes to snuggle at bedtime - and she says she's found the perfect partner: a man-shaped pillow.

    Linen maker Kameo Corp.'s new "Boyfriend's Arm Pillow" - which consists of a headless torso and a stuffed arm that curls around the sleeper - might make some people uneasy.

    But not Ms Suzuki, or about 1000 others in Japan who have bought the pillow, which Kameo says is the first of its kind. The product went on the market last December.

    "I like to sleep holding someone's hand," Ms Suzuki, 34. "And this pillow makes me feel relaxed because I can hold the arm and feel something warm at my side."

    Kameo, based in the southern Japanese city of ***uoka, says the pillow is not only an emotional comfort, but that its shape keeps the body balanced by supporting the sleeper from both sides.

    Sleepers typically curl up in between the body of the pillow and the crooked arm, with the sleeper's head resting on the pillow's "bicep."

    "My grandmother used to say that there is nothing more comfortable pillow than human," Kameo President Tomoki Kakehashi said. "So, I thought that maybe women would want to sleep on an arm-shaped pillow."

    The pillow is only on sale in Japan, where customers can buy one for Y8500 ($106.8). Covered in a shirt-shaped pillow cover, it comes in blue, pink or green.

    For Ms Suzuki, who is estranged from her husband, the pillow has definite advantages: It doesn't squirm or thrash in the night, and you know it'll be there in the morning.

    "It keeps holding me all the way through," she said in her home outside of Tokyo. "I think this is great because this does not betray me."

    One-size pillows do not fit all.

    So Kameo is working up new models: muscular pillows for sleepers who like their pillows well-built; slender models for those after a more sensitive, vulnerable partner.

    The company also has a prototype for its next big project: a female pillow for men. This one will be shaped like a woman's lap, with a "skirt" cover.

    "I always thought someone's lap would the best pillow for me," Mr Kakehashi said.
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    If I had the money, I'd buy a Real Doll. :D
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Those things are SPOOKY real...
  4. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    Interesting....... :eek:
  5. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I caught that as well... could be a popular item in the gay community as well (not that there's anything wrong with that)...
  6. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    This product does seem a little Non-Hetero. (not that there's anything wrong with that)
  7. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I agree... a pillow of their own is also deserved by the gay man (not that there's anything wrong with that)...
  8. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    Yea, but I'm thinkin' a pillow dressed in a leather vest, spiked dog collar and buttless chaps, AIN'T gonna be that comfortable to sleep on.

    And for the record, (there's PLENTY wrong with that!!!)

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