Virginity Auctioning?

This from Reuters:

“A 22-year-old woman in the United States is publicly auctioning her virginity to pay for her college education, sparking a heated online debate about sex and morality.

“I don’t think auctioning my virginity will solve all my problems,” she told celebrity television show The Insider on Wednesday. “But it will create some financial stability. I’m ready for the controversy, I know it will come along. I’m ready to do this.”

“We live in a capitalist society. Why shouldn’t I be allowed to capitalize on my virginity?” she added.”

I do not see a problem with this. Let the young girl sell herself as a prostitute if she wants, but that isn’t even what she is doing. She is taking something rare and valuing it at a certain level. She obviously realizes that someone taking her virginity will value that as much or more than her losing it to someone she loves. She also must value her education over that too.

Economics can say a lot here. Who knows when she thought of this idea, but if it has been an ongoing project then she has had to possibly suffer without sex for maybe 6 years give or take. Most people lose their virginity much earlier, but this woman realizes that virgins are worth more than non-virgins. She is also 22 and it is very legal for her to sell herself for sex if she wants at the Bunny Ranch in Nevada.

The other idea is the fact that if she decides to have sex before she gets married, I wonder what the true chances of marrying that same person is. I am sure as you get older the chance increases, so it is possible she could meet someone tomorrow, have sex and marry them. Not likely 6 years ago.

The last fact that no one seems to be mentioning is the idea of fraud. The price difference between a non-virgin and virgin is probably going to be huge, but who says she is a virgin?  If you find out she isn’t, how do you prove it? The fraud can go both ways. The guy could try to trace her background and find an old boyfriend, who would like a cut of the money.

Some thoughts to chew on and the rest of this amazing article is here.

HT: to Anything and Everything


Published in: on September 15, 2008 at 10:47 am  Leave a Comment  
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