According to American manufacturer Deluxe Comfort website, it is perfect for “singles who desire to feel the touch of a man without actually having to be with one”, and “people whose partner is away on military leave or work absence.”
The 2lb pillow, which is available in the UK online at Wayfair for 35.99 pounds, allows the user to wrap themselves in the nook of an arm and be cuddled to sleep, and would be “a great gift for a friend or relative with a good sense of humour that would love to have a little more cuddling at night.”
“As any woman, you want to feel the embrace of a real man, but would like to avoid the snoring, smell, tossing and turning. That is the reason this pillow is perfect for you! The Boyfriend Body Pillow resembles the torso of a big strong man with a comforting arm that cuddles you,” the Daily Mail quoted the pillow-makers as saying.
Deluxe Comfort have also created the Girlfriend Pillow for men.
Priced at an even more economical 24.95 dollars (15.69 pounds), the pink-breasted comforter has raised eyebrows in the pillow-loving community’s feminist subdivision for its pinkness, its nakedness and the fact it is wearing a Marigold washing up glove on its solitary hand.
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