Lonely women who need a man to hold them while they sleep can rent one from a Japanese company that bills itself as an “accompanied sleep provider.”
Tokyo-based Rose Sheep provides women with attractive men aged between 20 to 30 to keep them company while they sleep, according to RocketNews24. Called “sheep” by the company as a play on “counting sheep,” the men-for-rent will supposedly not have sex with clients, who are mostly working women in their 30s and 40s and older, but will provide cuddling, cooking and general companionship for a fee.
Short “nap” packages with one of the company’s sheep costs 20,000 yen ($163) for every two hours, while “good-night” packages range from 50,000 yen ($407) for six hours to 100,000 yen ($815) for 16-hours of companionship. For those who can’t have enough man, two sheep can be hired for double the fee.
Sheep will travel to clients’ homes anywhere in Tokyo’s 23 central wards, as well as Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba and Ibaragi Prefectures. For overnight stays, sheep will bring their own pajamas.
Those want to hire one of the Rose Sheep’s men can make reservations on the company’s website. The two-year-old company is also accepting applications from sheep recruits, although the company says it hires only one out of every 100 applicants.