Davecat has been sharing his life for the past 9 years with Sidore Brigitte Kuroneko, a real doll, having bought her in 2000. They share a small apartment in suburb of Detroit. When asked to describe the bond he has with Sidore, Davecat says "She is an anchor, but at the end of the day she's just a doll".
For Davecat, Sidore provides all the benefits of a female partner, but without complications of a relationship with a human being. Dressing and undressing the doll takes a great deal of patience. "There is sex, but not as much as people may think," says Davecat.
"What’s your history with flesh-and-blood women? Have you had much interest in having girlfriends?
My history is a long and extravagant one… no, that’s a lie. I’ve been involved in three affairs, where I’ve been ‘the other bloke’, but not one of those women saw me as, I dunno, worthy enough to stop going out with their original boyfriend and stay with me full-time. I suppose I’m partially to blame, as I’m not a very persuasive person.
Naturally, I’ve had plenty of interest in having a bonafide Organik girlfriend, but I find that as time goes on, I think I’d be happier with a ‘friend with benefits’. Being in a relationship requires a lot of time spent with the other person, and I dunno…
I’ve always been the type of person who thrives in solitary conditions, as there are fewer distractions. In a ‘friends with benefits’ affair, you get together when your needs coincide for sex, or merely going out, or what have you, but then the evening ends, and you both go your separate ways until the next time.
There’s no pressure to be ‘on’ all the time, and as you figure this isn’t a person you’re going to theoretically marry or anything, the stakes are lower, so it’s less stressful overall."