Sex dolls for rent sparks mass out­rage

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A COM­PANY of­fer­ing sex dolls for rent has with­drawn its ser­vices after com­plaints about hy­giene.

The com­pany, Touch, had be­gun of­fer­ing five dif­fer­ent sex doll types for daily or longer- term rent but quickly drew com­plaints and crit­i­cism.

The com­pany said in a statement 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, based in Bei­jing, said 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. “But it’s re­ally hard in China, there has been a lot of con­tro­versy with the po­lice over the is­sue.”

The com­pany had of­fered the sex dolls for a daily fee of £ 34.

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 statement, the com­pany said it would in fu­ture pay more at­ten­tion to its “so­cial duty”, and would ac­tively pro­mote a “health­ier and more har­mo­nious sex life­style”.

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