This father lives with 7 sex dolls

China: A 58-year-old man has spent more than 100,000 yuan (£11,600) buying nearly 100 costumes for his seven silicone partners.

Li Chen spends every day looking after his seven human-size silicone dolls (also known as 'beautiful female figures') and considers them his daughters.

Li claims of not using 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.

People call him 'pervert' and just does not wish to justify himself. 'These dolls are beautiful. They are the combinations of the best features taken from various women. I'm simply appreciating their beauty' Li said.

However, he encourages his only son, who is 18 years old, to use dolls 'to satisfy his biological needs'. On his son's 18th birthday last month, Li bought him a silicone figure as a gift so 'he could put her to good use when he needs'.

The father explained: 'I want him to use the doll instead of catching random diseases from outside by accident.'

Li's obsession with silicone dolls started in 2010 during a trip to Beijing. However, due to high cost he could not afford to buy at that time but purchased the first doll in year 2014.

After divorcing his wife in 2004, the man raised his son Yang Yang, who was five years old at the time.

Li and his son currently live with seven dolls. According to Li, sex doll collectors and users are very normal. 'As a matter of fact, we are more normal than those people who call us "weird" but who themselves have unfaithful sexual relationships.'