China: Sex doll sharing service suspended after police order “vulgar” displays to be removed

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“‘We are sorry to announce that Touch will suspend the operation of its ‘girlfriend sharing’ service,’ Xiamen HaiBao Information Technology Co, the developer of Touch, a Chinese sex-products retailer, said in a statement on Monday. The company launched the service in Beijing on Thursday. It would have allowed users to rent sex dolls, including Hong Kong, Russian, Chinese and Korean dolls as well as an Amazon-like ‘Wonder Woman’ with sword and shield. … The life-size silicone dolls, which usually cost over 10,000 yuan (US$1,500) each, were promoted as available for short-term companionship with a daily rental fee of 298 yuan after users paid a deposit of 8,000 yuan, local media reports said.” [editor’s note: Interesting business idea, but it seems like … um, cleanup … between customers would be a significant cost – TLK] (09/18/17)