Sex doll sharing service shuts down in China days after launch

A sex doll rental service in China shut down on Monday just four days after launching. Touch, the company behind the service, didn’t pull the plug because of a lack of interest or anything like that. Apparently, the idea was quite popular and people are fine swapping used sex dolls. Instead, the company cited “intensive attention and heated discussion online.”

Touch started the doll sharing operation on Thursday, but on Monday, the developer announced they will “suspend the operation of its ‘girlfriend sharing’ service.”

“Soon after the ‘girlfriend sharing service’ launched, it triggered intensive attention and heated discussion online,” a statement from the company read, according to The South China Morning Post. “We were informed by relevant authorities and voluntarily cooperate with all the investigations and accept the punishment.”

After being called a “bad influence on society,” Touch apologized for the “negative impact” they may have created by offering a sex doll rental service. They did insist however that sex is “not vulgar,” a statement that is pretty hard to argue with.

“We prepared 10 dolls for the trial operation,” a company spokesperson told BBC. “But it’s really hard in China.”

For the two days the service was operating, the various dolls — which normally run you about $1,500 and included a Wonder Woman model — could be rented for around $45.

[h/t Business Insider | Photo: Getty]

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