Japan

Meet My ‘Main Squeeze’

Single? Boyfriend or husband far away? Buy a Boyfriend Pillow and you’ll never have to spend another sleepless night alone again.

What Customers are Saying about The Boyfriend Pillow (Available in Japan, US $80):

“It keeps holding me all the way through. I think this is great because this does not betray me.”

“It makes me relaxed… I can hold the arm and feel something warm at my side”.

– Coutesy of BBC News

And just so men don’t miss out…There’s a “Girlfriend Pillow”. You can rest your head on your girlfriend pillow’s ‘lap’ and admire her soft, velvet, red mini-skirt.

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11 thoughts on “Meet My ‘Main Squeeze’

  1. Hi Reannon,

    Thank you for the kind words! Here are a couple of links to the stories I wrote about dating in Japan. Keep in mind that I never actually went on any dates. Well, I did go on one date with a Japanese guy who told me he had a girlfriend towards the end of the evening!

    1. Man hunt: http://sarahmarchildon.blogspot.com/2006/11/man-hunt.html

    2. So many men, so few balls:
    http://sarahmarchildon.blogspot.com/2006/10/so-many-men-so-few-balls.html

    3. Man hunt: Part II http://sarahmarchildon.blogspot.com/2007/01/man-hunt-part-ii.html

    Enjoy!

    p.s. Let me know when your story on dating is done. I’d love to read it!

  2. Sarah! You’re like, the Carrie Bradshaw of Japan. You’re dating mishaps are hilarious…I only wish I had the courage to be so open about myself on the internet. Don’t you find it unnerving to think that your dad or brother could be reading that?

    Anyways, I’m totally going to write another shout out post about you soon…

    And I’ll let you know how the article goes…and send you a link! It’s for an online magazine.

  3. hahahahaaa!!!! Oh dear, oh dear. And we wonder why Japanese intercourse frequencies are the lowest in the world. That lap-shaped cushion? mmmm… SO inviting… and SO much easier than dating…

  4. Push-up Yogi,

    Aw, come on. I know you want a Girlfriend Pillow! What I want to know is, how do those people with girlfriend/boyfriend pillows explain them when they have friends over? Or if (and that’s a big if) they ever actually have a real potential boyfriend / girlfriend over?

    “Oh, that? That’s just the pillow that I like to pretend is my imaginary girlfriend…”

    I think that if anyone ever feels the need to spend US $80 on a pillow to make them feel less lonely, they have much bigger problems than just being single.

  5. You know, post break up once, I totally bought myself a body pillow. Not like these ones, just a standard body pillow… Like a real pillow, but looong.
    Anyway, I’d been sleeping next to someone every night for ears, so it felt weird to be in a bed by myself. I cuddled the SHIT out of that pillow! And it helped. So I sort of understand the appeal… But the arm part is slightly creepy.

    Also, thanks for the nice comment on my comment over at GEG. It made me feel better about being an ass hat. ūüėÄ

  6. Kira,

    I can understand WANTINTG a BF pillow post breakup…I just can’t imagine ever BUYING one. That’s a ton of money!

    Anyways, glad you read the comment! Don’t feel bad about yourself…and don’t take anything anyone says in a blog or forum too seriously…Most people just write to blow off steam. Are you really planning on moving to Japan or just thinking about it?

  7. I’m applying to the JET programme. If I don’t get in, I won’t go… I have my little girl, so I don’t really have the option of being able to just move and hope for the best. But I’ll apply more than once, too. It’s been an aspiration since I was nine and had an exchange teacher from Japan.

    If I did go… It might suck, honestly. But I won’t be happy until I’ve done it. Otherwise I’ll always think, “You know, I wish I had blah blah blah.”

  8. Well, that’s really brave of you to consider moving to a foreign country with your daughter. I’m guessing JET allows people to move here with their children? I didn’t know that. Will they pay for her airfare too? And doesn’t JET cover housing too? How will all that work?

    You should look into other companies as well. They might not cover your airfare but they might cover your rent…(no?). I wouldn’t want to do JET just because I wouldn’t want to end up stuck in the middle of nowhere. Tokyo is really the best place to raise non-Japanese kids because they have international schools, English daycares and preschools and a ton of English speaking babysitting agencies. Plus play dates and children’s gyms and international grocery stores…

    Anyways, good luck!

  9. Hmm, thanks!

    Actually, I want Evelyn to attend a Japanese daycare. If I’m here long enough, I’d want her to go to a Japanese school, too. I don’t want to move to a foreign country just to raise her as if we were still in Canada. In that case, I shouldn’t go at all. I want her to be one of those new-fangled “citizens of the world.” Well, I say this now, but I’m still here. Maybe when I’m surrounded by people who are nothing like me I’ll change my mind.

    I know a lot of immigrants here who say the best method to raise bilingual children is to speak to them in your native language at home (exclusively), and let them do all of their foreign language stuff at daycare and school. We’ll see how that pans out.

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