A visit to “Tokyo’s first co-sleeping café” where clients pay to sleep next to women or pay for “options” like being patted on the head:

“Did he get any of the options?’

“‘He wanted five-second hug option.’

“‘How much does that cost?’

“‘Sen yen.’ A thousand yen.

“‘What was it like?’

“She mimed wrapping her arms around a thorn tree. She wincingly patted the thorny emptiness.”