The Boyfriend Pillow is not a joke, it’s a real and very highly-rated by people who’ve purchased it. For those wondering, the pillow is polyester-filled and the shirt is removable for easy cleaning. Product page. On a related note, did you know that the first people to use pillows were those who lived in early civilizations of Mesopotamia around 7,000 BC? That’s right, during this time, only the wealthy used pillows. The number of pillows symbolized status so the more pillows one owned the more affluence he or she held. Continue reading to see more pillow designs that think outside the box.