Chinese sex doll rental service
suspended amid controversy
A Chinese company offering sex
dolls for rent has withdrawn its
services just days after launching.
Touch had begun offering five different
sex doll types for daily or longer-term
rent on Thursday in Beijing but quickly
drew complaints and criticism.
The company said in a statement on
Weibo it "sincerely apologised for the
negative impact" of the concept.
But the firm stressed sex was "not
vulgar" and said it would keep working
towards more people enjoying it.
Touch told the BBC the rental service
had operated for two days and had
garnered a lot of interest and requests.
"We prepared ten dolls for the trial
operation," a company spokesperson
said via email, adding that they received
very positive feedback from users.
"But it's really hard in China," the firm
wrote, saying there had been a lot of
controversy with the police over the
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The company had offered the sex dolls
for a daily fee of 298 yuan (£34; $46),
according to Chinese media.
The models on offer were marketed as
Chinese, Korean and Russian women, with
one also modelled on the movie
character Wonder Woman, complete with
a sword and shield.
In its Weibo statement, the firm said its
original intention had been to make
expensive silicone dolls more affordable
but conceded that the service triggered
a heated public debate.
The company also said it would pay out
compensation to users worth double the
amount they had paid as a deposit for
reserving a doll.
The statement added that Touch would
in future pay more attention to its
"social duty", and would actively promote
a "healthier and more harmonious sex
Aside from its short-lived rental
offering, the firm sells an array of sex
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