Dakimakura pillows, also known as Japanese hugging pillows, are a type of large pillow from Japan that are normally used to hug and cuddle with while sleeping. Because they look so cute and soft, most people want to get them once they hear about them and how much fun it is to cuddle up with one, but don’t really know what to look for when picking out the perfect pillow for themselves. Here are some things you should consider when trying to pick out the perfect dakimakura pillow for yourself or someone you care about.
Picking The Right Pillow
there is no exact right or wrong when choosing a pillow to sleep on. Often times, it will come down to personal preference. There are a number of factors that can affect your pillow choice: climate, sleeping position and your sleeping habits. If you’re not sure what kind of pillow is best for you, there are a few basic questions to ask yourself: *What’s my sleeping position? *Do I feel comfortable sleeping on my back/side/stomach? *Will I be using my pillow for naps as well as nighttime slumber? Once you have some idea about these things, it should be easier to narrow down your search to some really great options! Take a look at our collection of pillows and see if anything catches your eye. We’ve got everything from soft microbeads to firm memory foam, so we’re confident that we can find something that works for you. Also keep in mind that different brands offer different kinds of materials, so just because one brand might not work for you doesn’t mean another won’t. It’s worth trying out multiple styles before giving up on dakimakura pillows entirely! Whether you’re looking for something cute or sexy (or both), we’ve got lots of options in all sorts of designs and sizes. When shopping around, don’t forget to think about who will be sharing your bed with you—if it’s just going to be you then why not choose something cute?
Picking The Right Fabric
There are several types of fabric used in making dakimakura pillows. The most common being cotton and polyester, as well as some more exotic fibers such as viscose. Naturally, cotton is more comfortable for many users due to its softness and breathability. However, it should be noted that cotton isn’t very durable when compared to other fabrics such as polyester, so you will have to replace your pillow much sooner if you choose cotton. It may also become worn out faster through washing or body oils over time. On the other hand, a polyester pillow is less likely to show wear-and-tear but can be hotter than a cotton one. Some people prefer using a mix of both materials to get a balance between comfort and durability. Choose your design: Most dakimakura designs are anime characters from Japanese manga series. Popular series include Naruto, Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill and Kancolle among others. Some people like having real life models printed on their pillows too!
Medium or small dakimakura pillows are great for most people. They provide a large, open area to hold on to and a smaller surface area means they’re easy to travel with. If you want something bigger, we recommend getting a large or XL pillow—but remember that it will be heavier, bulkier and harder to move around with. It’s important that you pick an appropriate-sized pillow for your body size. A good way to figure out what is best for you is by checking out our Size Chart; if you have any questions about which size will fit you best, send us an email using our contact page and we’ll be happy to help! Material: There are two main types of material used in dakimakura pillows: polyester and cotton. Polyester pillows tend to be less expensive, but they also feel stiffer and don’t breathe as well as cotton ones do. Cotton is more expensive than polyester but offers a softer, more comfortable feel.
There are a lot of different types of filling material out there. Some, like cotton and micro-beads tend to be cheap, but also not terribly comfortable. Other materials, like down feathers and buckwheat, will be quite expensive (and impractical for everyday use), but also extremely comfortable. If you don’t care how much it costs or if it’ll last forever—think about what’s most important to you when picking your filling material: are you a soft-to-the-touch kind of person, do you care about staying warm or is lasting comfort more important than anything else? What are your priorities when picking a pillow? Shape: A dakimakura can take on any shape imaginable. From simple body pillows with no particular shape to something that looks like an animal or character from a popular show/game/manga/etc., there really isn’t any limit to what you can get. And while some people might prefer certain shapes over others, if you’re looking at buying a dakimakura as a gift for someone else then why not let them choose their own shape? After all, they’re going to be using it every day so they should have some say in how it looks! If that doesn’t seem right, however, feel free to choose based on personal preference.
While most people will buy a dakimakura for personal use, there are certainly instances where you might want to get one for someone else. They make great gifts! But be sure you’re shopping with that person’s personality in mind. If you know they really like having large breasts, then chances are they wouldn’t be happy with something that didn’t show any skin at all. On the other hand, if they have an ample posterior but aren’t too keen on showing it off, then they might prefer a character who was wearing a swimsuit or something similar. Keep that person’s likes and dislikes in mind when shopping! Other Things to Consider: A dakimakura is essentially just a giant pillow; as such, there are things to keep in mind when picking one out. First of all, consider size. Most of these pillows measure around 60x120cm (24x48in), which is quite small compared to some Western pillows—so while your pillow may look big now, once it’s lying down flat you won’t feel as much support under your head and neck.