Li Chen spends every day looking after his seven companions, who are human-size silicone dolls.
The 58-year-old man, from Huishui, China’s Guizhou Province, is a ‘big fan’ of the ‘beautiful female figures’ and considers them his daughters.
In an interview with MailOnline, Li, who goes with a pseudonym, said he does not use his dolls for the purpose of sex, instead he grooms and dresses them. He even takes them on holidays and makes music videos for them.
The man has spent more than 100,000 yuan (£11,600) buying nearly 100 costumes for his seven silicone partners.
He plans to start a business to design and produce fashionable clothes for his dolls, each of which costs at least 10,000 yuan (£1,170).
When asked why he likes his dolls, Li said: ‘
Many people in China call me and other fans of dolls “perverts”. I do not wish to justify myself.’These dolls are beautiful. They are the combinations of the best features taken from various women. I’m simply appreciating their beauty.’
Li and his son currently live with seven dolls. Five of them belong to Li and the other two were given to him to look after by his friends, who are a couple and could no longer take care of the dolls after they got married.