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By Flannery Dean

Could a "boyfriend pillow" replace the real thing?

It's not easy to share a bed with another human being. Arranging those uniquely shaped body parts into a comfortable state of unity can be a challenge for two people. Perhaps that's why mattress creators cooked up the California King size bed

The Boyfriend Pillow/Deluxe Comfort

And for every woman who gripes about her partner's snoring, there's another lonely-hearted gal whose empty bed makes her crave a crabby snoring hunk of man to warm the cold side of the bed. Ironies abound when it comes to our desires and their real-life fulfillments.

Enter The Boyfriend Pillow (via The Guardian), which may solve one, all or absolutely none of the issues raised above.

Made by U.S. company Deluxe Comfort, The Boyfriend Pillow is as ridiculous looking as you might imagine. Made of memory foam, essentially it's a long rectangular pillow with an arm-like extension on the back complete with Muppet-like fingers. You nuzzle the rectangle as you would your mate's chest and the arm cradles your back.


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You can even dress the pillow in one of your current (or former) amour’s T-shirts to make the experience even more authentic (or peculiar).

The benefits of The Boyfriend Pillow are obvious, to the manufacturer anyway, which talks up the pillow's lack of odour (it's machine-washable), and the fact that it doesn't snore.

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Those in relationships with anti-snugglers may take comfort in the arms - or rather arm - while singletons may also send their oxytocin levels soaring with the purchase of the pillow. If not someone, then at least there's finally some thing to snuggle with!

Whether or not the pillow can cure a lonely heart or a dissatisfying sleeping arrangement is really up to the individual. But whether you desire the touch of a real man, or its reasonable 'memory foam' facsimile, one thing we can agree on is you can never have enough pillows, right?

Do you think The Boyfriend Pillow is genius or outrageous?

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Jan 23, 2013 10:50AM

Re: Could a Pillow Replace a Boyfriend?  Why are men always the one portrayed as the snorer?  I sure there are women who also snore and are responsible for lost sleep and hence cause conflict.  I have heard many women on the cruises I take, on the sun decks entertaining the rest of us.

Jan 23, 2013 7:18AM
What's next ????Blow up Dolls!!!!!!!!!L
Jan 30, 2013 8:33AM
Men already replaced women many years ago.....with plastic sex dolls and just  your basic online porn....it gets rid of all the problems men have with women..........I guess it was just a matter of time before something like this was going to come out....
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