I love this item! I ordered a doublesided 14x20 and use it like a regular pillow. The fur is very pleasant on bare skin, and is most amazing when the fur brushes upon the neck and shoulders-you feel a sensation of comfort. It shed a little fur the first days but Not so bad. I find myself using it as a head pillow when I am falling asleep but ultimately waking up to embracing the pillow within my arms as a comfort object. The pillow is comfortable in the most important aspect is that it helps me fall asleep quickly (i compare this comfort to that of embracing a significant other the comfort I get!) This pillow has been a wonderful conversation piece and is a great addition to anyone apsiring greater comforts!