Leasing Your Sex Doll In China – :-)

Ah what to write about today!  How do I write about this with smirking?

There really is a lot going on in our political arena; so many topics and so little time.

I could choose to expound on our illustrious President’s appearance at the United Nations where he indicated he was prepared to “destroy North Korea” to audible gasps  in the General Assembly.  Next day he thanked the non-existant African country Nambia and mentioned that all of his friends were going to Africa to get rich.

Somehow I can’t imagine Eleanor Roosevelt, who must be turning over in her grave making such a speech.  I am watching the slow motion decline of America’s influence in the world and the loss of its moral leadership.

But, nah.  No need to write about that today.

The G.O.P. controlled Senate under the leadership of the odious, despicable Mitch McConnell will vote again to repeal the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, which it failed to do only weeks ago as three Republican Senators abandoned the party denying the required 51 votes.  The leadership has been lying outright to our faces (Jimmy Kimmel knows)  about what is in the bill and its affect on millions currently insured under ACA and Medicare.  The only reason this charade continues is because ACA is known as Obamacare and not Reagancare or Bushcare.

We will see if the reluctant three can still act like statesmen/stateswomen in a few days.

But hey!  I don’t want to write about that issue either.

Then there is the coming G.O.P tax reform bill, which we all know will help only large corporations and rich people.  The corporate tax rate will be lowered though this costs the government no revenue since no corporation pays the stated rate anyway.  I have paid more in income taxes than General Electric for years!

There is talk about lowering the “small business” pass through rates (most businesses are privately owned or partnerships  with profits passed through to the owner/s and taxed at the personal tax rates) and treating these pass throughs more like capital gains.  Money you get from capital gains is different from money you get from working a 40hour week.

This will cost revenue and the bill looks to pay for the revenue loss by eliminating the favorite deductions of the middle class.  State taxes paid and mortgage interest on your home.  A reduction in the personal tax rate will largely benefit the well off/very well off.

Eliminating the estate tax also costs money and will benefit ONLY the very well off.

Oh well.  No sense writing about that today.

I’ve decided to write about a truly capitalist idea thought up in China right under the noses of the Party.

Male singledom in China is a broad cultural concern. Thanks in part to the effect of China’s now revised “one-child” policy, death rates and selective abortions, there are 1.18 men to every one woman in the country, according to the nation’s most recent official survey. With an estimated population of almost 1.38 billion, the result is millions upon millions of lonely men.  I’m sure lonely Chinese men are just as horny as the rest of us.

Enter the “Girlfriend Sharing” program allowing users to select five varieties of sex dolls for delivery and keep them at home for a daily fee of $46. According to sources, selections included “Greek bikini model,” “US Wonder Woman” (yes, the superhero), “Korean housewife,” “Russian teenager” and “Hong Kong car race cheerleader.”

Nice to have a choice of sex doll.

The name of this groundbreaking company translates to “Touch.”

After use, the dolls are returned to Touch, where the “lower parts” of the silicon-based figures would be removed and cleaned before the “girlfriends” would be returned to service. Alternatively, users can keep the lower half of the dolls and order only a new top half. These ladies are modular!

Brilliant.  Just brilliant.

“Ever since the project began, we’ve used the slogan ‘Shared girlfriend — your heartwarming companionship,'” said the company on line.   “We hope to introduce expensive silicon sex dolls to the public, in order to provide love .

.” The statement concludes, “Sex itself is not vulgar. Making more Chinese people experience the pleasure of sex is still the goal we strive for.”

Rather nice I thought.

For all the (somewhat icky) positivity expressed in Touch’s statements, there was a more sinister marketing ripple behind the “Girlfriend Sharing” program. A previous statement from the company read that the dolls have “perfect bodies, are totally submissive and can meet the needs of the single home boy.” It added, “With one touch of a key, you are no longer single!”

Nice!

Eh, but the Party didn’t think so.

After a mere two days in full service, Touch has suspended its sex doll-sharing service after authorities determined that elements of the project violated state regulations.  Oh my!  The Party as Cotton Mather!

A spokesman for Touch stated “Because of the renting dolls, the police call us and said it’s vulgar, and give us a punishment.” He added, “After careful consideration, we decided to voluntarily shut down the lease of the doll business. Because our company is a listed company, we must be careful.” He mentioned that authorities had fined the company 2,000¥ (about $340).  Heehee.  Conservatives everywhere.

Regardless, the company will continue its work – , “we will find a new way to popularize the sex interest culture . . . and we think everyone have [the] right to talk about sex.”

The statement goes on, striking an oddly conciliatory tone: “We sincerely apologize for the negative impact caused by the project, especially its negative impact on online discourse at a time of major meetings . . . In the future, Touch will continue to put corporate social responsibility as a priority while actively exploring healthy and harmonious sexual lifestyle.”

Oh well.  Can you just see the next Chinese company in America?

(Parts of this post from a recent article in Salon)

🙂

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About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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12 Responses to Leasing Your Sex Doll In China – :-)

  1. Oh my goodness, a company in such a business called Touch, lol. Modular girlfriends, who knew what was possible. I would say that you were better off writing about this topic than the other discouraging ones you mentioned. I deplore our newly elected “regime” and their incredible actions never cease to amaze (and disappoint) me. I did; however, get a good laugh out of your story.

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  2. Lara/Trace says:

    LAUGH OUT LOUD! I love your writing Frank – don’t stop!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. beetleypete says:

    Nicely done, Frank, Trump and the UN, then Chinese sex dolls, all without a discernible pause.
    Those ‘silicone girlfriends’ are nothing new though. This from a few years ago,
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2836514/Me-sex-doll-men-love-astonishingly-realistic-mannequins.html
    And a film about them, with Ryan Gosling, from 2007.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805564/
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. paolsoren says:

    Good comments. Love Nambia. I assume Cotton Mather is something that we ignorami in the parallel universe don’t need to know about.

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  5. charlypriest says:

    Toritto! Come on, well you do know we disagree about the political things, but you got there in a picture a hot women!! You’re out of control…..By the way I do like a bunch when you write poetry, and also too your point of view about politics, always intersting to hear about “the other side”

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  6. Pamela T. says:

    Ew. Just…ewwwww!

    Liked by 1 person

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