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Is a Boyfriend Pillow the Next Best Thing?

For all you ladies out there that might be feeling a little lonely this Valentine's Day, you're in luck! The Daily Mail recently wrote an article about a Japan-based company that created a pillow in the shape of a man's arm and torso — some might even consider it a perfect cuddle buddy!

The pillow even has a few perks over the actual boyfriend. As the Daily Mail notes: "It doesn't come in drunk, snore, steal the sheets, or wake you up." While that certainly sounds nice, I don't think this substitute could ever replace the real thing; however, I can see how a person would like to keep one around just in case she needed something to hold onto during those lonely nights.

What are your thoughts on the boyfriend-arm pillow? Would you ever use one? Or give one as a Valentine's Day gift?


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Fudhdhh65 Fudhdhh65 5 years
is there a girl version? none knows how it feel to feel truly alone. I admit I would buy something like this(girl version) because ya I am lonely and I love to cuddle.
robins robins 9 years
creepy and pathetic!!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
It looks comfortable to me. :]
chenat29 chenat29 9 years
Oh dear! That's is just too sad!
thatsmajor thatsmajor 9 years
I think it's hilarious... Love it!!
TASTEthiss TASTEthiss 9 years
"can you imagine having to explain that to a guy?" uhm.. something tells me that anyone who buys this doesnt have to worry about a guy ever seeing it lol but seriously i dont think anyone would use this as a substitute. hopefully just something to laugh about with friends
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
is this for real? haha creepy can you imagine having to explain that to a guy?
KLDinerman KLDinerman 9 years
definitely creeps me out - i think it's a bit desperate to be quite honest.
lemuse20 lemuse20 9 years
Haha! I needed that laugh. Okay so maybe as a gag gift for someone that's missing someone to cheer them up, but otherwise, nahhh. Is that Molly Shannon hugging the pillow?
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
Hmmm, kind of creepy. My bf and I are long distance, and I just have one of his big stuffed animals to hug, and his cologne to spray around randomly, lol. And I have a build a bear he made me with a voice recording from him in it, which is pretty super cool, lol. So that stuff works just fine for me, I wouldn't want the weird half man pillow! lol! psychotic_virus, "( his hand should have a build in vibrator ) " LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL, lmao too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahhah! Then it would be the perfect bf. :-P :)
thatsmypurse thatsmypurse 9 years
My grandma sent me one of those when my husband was in Iraq. I thought it was hilarious! Plus by cats like to snuggle with it :)
frizzyfawn frizzyfawn 9 years
Nooo. I want my boyfriend there or else I'll just wait until I can get him back. Besides, I don't think the pillow will emit the nice body warmth my boyfriend does or the occasional kiss.
red4bonez red4bonez 9 years
I like it, its cute but I don't like the idea of selling it on valentines day, you know? It sounds kind of like hey you single pathetic ladies heres a guy for you ( his hand should have a build in vibrator ) :lmao: as a pillow it is cute but to cuddle with it instead of boyfriend I don't know not for me.
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Can't sleep. Pillow will strangle me... Eh, a duvet squished into a similar shape will work the same, and you don't have to find a place to hide it when you have people over. And you can use it as a duvet.
nourche nourche 9 years
No! i don't want some pillow arm around me, it would give me the creeps...
Pistil Pistil 9 years
Hmm, I just hug a teddy bear. Not as weird...
Matdredalia Matdredalia 9 years
Having suffered through long distance relationships, and having many friends who've been through it, I think this would be a nice gift for them. No, not as good as the real thing, but still better than nothing, especially if you put his shirt on it and douse it in cologne <3
wiciltd wiciltd 9 years
Girlfriday I hear you .. I have a teddybear that I use to keep em separated ;) When I was in highschool my friend actually made me a giant stuffed man pillow that I used to cuddle/sleep with... I even took him to a highschool dance hahahahah I miss Peter.. .. .. .
Meike Meike 9 years
LOL!! The next best thing when he's away for university studies is the pillow he sleeps on and a used T-shirt and his left over cologne.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
No. There's no substitute for the real thing.
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
At first I thought this was creepy. But when I think about it, now that I'm single I often hug a pillow at night - I sleep on my side, and it's more comfortable to rest my upper arm on something, both for my shoulder and I don't smoosh my "decolletage" all night (busty girls, I know you know what I mean!) So actually, it kind of makes sense. But the disembodied arm is still creepy.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Lord have mercy! And i thought i had issues.
emalove emalove 9 years
This is pretty lame.
jJuliet jJuliet 9 years
I secretly want one to cuddle up with...but I would be way too embarrassed if anyone saw it in my bed. I would have to keep it in my closet or something, but that would be even worse!
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