View Full Version : You'll never have to sleep alone again!

10-01-2004, 02:52 AM
I saw this article and thought it was kind of cool.

Here's a picture of the pillow.
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040929/capt.tok10309291500.japan_boyfriend_pillow_tok103. jpg

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.

AP Photo

Japanese Arm Pillow Offers Silent Comfort
(AP Video)

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 Suzuki, or about 1,000 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," 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 Fukuoka, 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," said Kameo President Tomoki Kakehashi. "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 $80. Covered in a shirt-shaped pillow cover, it comes in blue, pink or green.

For 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," said Kakehashi.

10-01-2004, 04:39 AM
LOL..........The picture made me laugh.

10-01-2004, 04:53 AM
Originally posted by jenluckenbach
LOL..........The picture made me laugh.

Me too! I love how she's caressing the arm!

10-01-2004, 05:55 AM
That's funny. Rather have Duke, though.
Hey, it was just on the news! Costs $80. What a rip off. Someone will probably get rich. Why couldn't I have thought about it?

Killearn Kitties
10-01-2004, 06:33 AM
Ooh, I don't kow how the cats would react to a strange arm in their bed!

10-01-2004, 07:28 AM
It looks rather odd... almost as if a pillow hand is (ahem) fondling her. :eek:

No thanks, I'll stick to my standard pillow and extra fluffy huggy pillow. Works for me.

And in the days before I was married, Nicki was the perfect nighttime companion. I get so excited when I know My husband is out of town or when he's sick and sleeps on the couch (so as to not get me sick too.... awwww) because then I know Nicki will be curled up beside me on HIS pillows, giving me those deep heartfelt sighs she gives at night.

10-01-2004, 08:15 AM
LOL :D :D And he'll never leave the toilet seat up!!!!:D

10-01-2004, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by slick
LOL :D :D And he'll never leave the toilet seat up!!!!:D

Good Point!!!

10-01-2004, 10:10 AM
Looks as nobody here is used to sleeping alone in bed;)

Maybe hotels should have it- and in cat shape:D

10-01-2004, 10:27 AM
I HATE to be touched when I'm sleeping! Cuddling is out of the question.

That thing just creeps me out. http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/BLUEGUY.GIF

10-01-2004, 10:34 AM
Id go crazy. Im so used to John on one side and Remus on the other that Id have to have the cuddle pillow and a Cat pillow lol. $80 dollars though is too much, I'll take the free model that leaves the toilet seat up :)

10-01-2004, 11:16 PM
That is WEIRD!!! I would freak out, thinking someone popped out of nowhere in the middle of the night. :o LOL!

I'm fine with my normal pillow and huggy pillow. :p He he he

10-01-2004, 11:17 PM
LOL.. wow, that would freak me out too. :p

10-01-2004, 11:44 PM
Ok thats just like...wrong or something.

I'll stick with my normal pillows, thank you. (not that I shouldwant to be cuddling anyway and besides...what are stuffed animals for anyway?)