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I don’t mind sharing a bicycle. I’m happy to share an umbrella. But there’s no way on this sweet Earth you’ll persuade me to use a sex doll sharing service.

And yet that is what a Chinese startup has created. Behold:

Photo credit: Leiphone.

The app has a variety of plastic partners, with names, nationalities, and vital stats. Santee, for example, is from Greece.

Chinese startup tests out sex doll sharing

Photo credit: Leiphone.

Silicone slamming enthusiasts can rent the dolls on a daily basis for US$45, reports state-owned paper Global Times. A week costs US$200. The returnable deposit is US$1,220.

i'm outta here. Ewww.

GIF credit: Angie Tribeca.

The app, with a banana as its icon, is called Ta Qu. That sounds like Touch – which indeed appears to be the English name the startup has picked.

Chinese startup tests out sex doll sharing

Photo credit: Ta Qu.

The app started out as a community for issues around sex and sexuality back in 2015. Today, inspired by China’s boom in apps for sharing bikes, basketballs, umbrellas, and all manner of other things, it’s also venturing into sex doll sharing.

The app is touting the service as “shared girlfriends,” as seen in this poster today put up on its Weibo account.

Chinese startup tests out sex doll sharing

Photo credit: Ta Qu.

Hoping to allay concerns over hygiene, the service promises that the “dolls’ lower parts are changed for every customer.”

GIF credit: Uproxx.

There are five dolls available – “Greek bikini model,” “US Wonder Woman,” “Korean housewife,” “Russian teenager,” and “Hong Kong race car cheerleader.” This is the American one close-up:

Chinese startup tests out sex doll sharing

Photo credit: Leiphone.

Ta Qu was spotted earlier today in Beijing promoting the service with the “shared girlfriends” tagline displayed prominently…

Chinese startup tests out sex doll sharing

Photo credit: Leiphone.

…With all five dolls propped up on chairs.

Chinese startup tests out sex doll sharing

Photo credit: Leiphone.

The service is now being tested in Beijing.

Converted from Chinese yuan. Rate: US$1 = RMB 6.56.

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