'Virtual Girlfriends' Are A Thing Now. Sad Or sweet?

We’re all aware that you don’t have to be in an especially dark or shadowy corner of the internet to be in the presence of the buying and selling of sex. We know there are plenty of people online paying for everything from encounters to explicit material, and we’re often quick to judge and demonise both service providers and consumers - even though the sheer volume of content demonstrates that this is something that affects millions of people and not a tiny minority of 'perverts'.

But what about the people who aren’t seeking sex from strangers, but company and companionship?

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