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IN People ON 06 Dec, 2015
Guys you are going to read something strange here. You've heard that many parents learn about parenting through parenting classes or magazines. But, Gareth Davies and Erica a 10-year-old couple are practicing parenting in a very different and strange way. They have never had sex but, they desperately wanted to become parents of a healthy baby.
Erica, from Aberdare, South Wales said, "People might think it's strange that we don't have sex but, we are like any other couple who love each other. We just don't share a bed. The thought of it makes me feel sick and Gareth isn't like most men. It doesn't bother him that we don't have a physical relationship. We have cuddles and kisses but, it will never go any further. Gareth bought me Joshua because he knew how much I wanted to be a mum. I felt upset when I saw women with babies and longed for my own. Joshua is so lifelike I treat him like an actual baby, changing his nappy and feeding him with a bottle. He fills the gap I feel I have in my life but, hopefully, we will have a baby of our own soon through artificial insemination. Joshua is helping us prepare to become parents so when the time comes we will know what we are doing."
In her words, "I didn't have a great relationship with my first boyfriend and we had sex just once. I hated it. He wasn't very caring so maybe that had something to do with it. But, since then the thought of making love has made me physically sick and I've developed a phobia about it."
Erica further told, "I'd always wanted to be a mum. I would feel so sad and jealous when I saw other women with babies. I longed to hold my baby in my arms but thought it would never happen because I could never conceive a baby naturally because of my sex phobia."
Erica continued, "When I saw the Reborn Babies I just thought they were amazing and looked so realistic. I read about how they helped women like me who for one reason or another couldn't have children. I showed Gareth and he said he would buy me one and I chose a boy baby from the internet who cost £230."
Erica continued, "On Mother's Day and Father's Day we buy each other presents from Joshua, and I have already started buying lots of Christmas presents for him."
The dolls actually resemble real babies.