This thing has been around for a few years now, but it's still hilarious...
Japan's single women are being offered the ultimate sleeping partner - a comfort to cuddle up to, but one which does not snore or make demands.
The Boyfriend's Arm Pillow, shaped like a man's torso with one sturdy arm, has been on sale since December and has so far been snapped up by 1,000 singles.
Manufacturer Kameo said the pillow's shape also keeps the body balanced.
One woman, Junko Suzuki, told AP: "It makes me relaxed... I can hold the arm and feel something warm at my side".
Ms. Suzuki, who is separated from her husband, says the pillow has other advantages.
"It keeps holding me all the way through. I think this is great because this does not betray me," she told AP.