She is more than plastic': Married Japanese man 'finds love' with a SEX DOLL - which he takes shopping, on romantic days out and even bathes
Senji Nakajima, who is married with two children, bought his doll Saori as a comfort while working away
But after a few months he says that he found her to have a personality and says he is in love with her
The pair enjoy a meaningful relationship even enjoying days out together shopping and going for walks
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.
To begin with, Senji only used the doll for sexual purposes, imaging that it was his first ever girlfriend in fantasy scenarios.
However, after Saori helped to fill Senji's lonely evenings he began to develop stronger feelings towards the dummy a few months in, and started having a 'relationship' with it, saying it is 'more than just a doll'.
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 treays 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 £4000 has been rising across Asia with China reported to have seen an increase.
The dolls, which are non inflatable, are sold under the name 'Dutch Wives', a Japanese term for a sex doll, and adverts in the media boast that anyone who buys one will never want a real girlfriend again.
The men who have these dolls have been spotted transporting them around town, treating them to a movie and going for walks in the park.
According to Wu Xiangliang, who is familiar with the silicone doll market, there are over 50 kinds of these dolls on the Chinese market.
Wu states that the designs can vary including the 'touch of skin' feeling. There are some customers in the country who see their dolls as life partners.
According to the Japan Times, the Chinese sex toy market is estimated at up to 100 billion yuan (£10 billion) per year by the business to business sex toy platform ChinaSexQ.com.