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Couple buys real-looking baby doll because woman wants to be mother without ever having sex

By Mason White 6:26 PM December 6, 2015
Erica and Gareth Davies with doll 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A couple in the United Kingdom, has been together for 10 years, but they never had sex.

When Erica Davies of South Wales, dated her husband Gareth, she dropped a bombshell that most men find difficult to accept.

Erica, 33, revealed that she has a fear of sex and the thought of sleeping with him makes her sick. Instead of walking away, Gareth, 35, decided to marry her.

The couple said that their intimacy stops at hugging and kissing. The couple, who have now been together for 10 years, sleep in separate bedrooms.

However, they both want to be parents. Erica is trying to become pregnant through artificial insemination by using a turkey baster filled with sperm from Gareth.

For now, they have “started a family” by buying a real-looking doll for $350 which they call Joshua, and they treat it as a real child.

They spent hundreds of dollars on clothes, a carriage, car seat and crib. They proudly carry Joshua around, and they take him for walks in the park.

“Gareth bought me Joshua because he knew how much I wanted to be a mother. I was annoyed when I saw women with babies and longed for my own. Joshua is so real that I treat it like a real baby, changing its diaper and feeding it with a bottle,” Erica said.

Gareth admits that he sometimes feels frustrated with being unable to have sex with his wife because he finds her attractive and he wants to take things a bit further.

“But we have a very special relationship and have been together longer than most couples. We are very close,” he said

Erica said that she had only one sexual relationship when she was 19 years old, and she did not like it.