A Japanese man has revealed he has finally found happiness with his girlfriend - a silicone love doll.
Senji Nakajima, claims he enjoys the 'perfect' relationship with 'Saori' - even taking the dummy out shopping to buy it fancy outfits - despite the fact that he is married to a woman with whom he has two children.
Senji, 61, from Nagano, lives with his life size doll in his apartment in Tokyo where he enjoys a physical relationship with it - but he claims he is happy because his plastic companion isn't 'after only money'. The businessman said he first introduced Saori to his life about six years ago after becoming lonely while living away from home for work.
Senji says that he discovered that his plastic companion had an actual original personality and the pair formed a bond - enjoying days out together as well as romantic evenings in. Speaking of his silicone partner, Senji says: "She never betrays, not after only money. I'm tired of modern rational humans. They are heartless."
The 61-year-old now treats Saori like a human being, taking her on days out, moving her around by sitting her in a wheelchair. The pair now share a bed and Senji even bathes his beloved doll and chooses outfits for her to wear each morning.
He added: "For me, she is more than a doll. Not just a silicon rubber. She needs much help, but still is my perfect partner who shares precious moments with me and enriches my life."
The trend for intimate relationships with silicone dolls, which cost up to £4,000 has been rising across Asia with China reported to have seen an increase, DailyMail.co.uk reports.