Some people would keep their virginity up to the wedding night to prove to their husbands that they have been pure and well behaved. Others just lose it along the way because of peer pressure and the need to be sexually free from limitations. It is not surprising that there are those who choose to make a fortune out of it.
Those who offer to sell it to anyone who is ready to pay a financial price. Instead of losing your virginity after an outing and a drink up with peers you can sell it to those ready to pay. This is one of the latest developments in the sex world.
In the second half of this year I read about a 19-year-old girl from Sydney, Australia who placed an advertisement selling her virginity for $250,000.
The woman describes herself as being 5 feet 3 inches and about 97 pounds, with a thin, athletic build. She even set certain conditions that must be met for the transaction to take place. First, she requested that they have dinner, in a restaurant, so that they can meet.
Next, she said the deed will happen in a hotel. She also clearly mentioned that if she changed her mind, the deal would be off. The man is also required to use condom and that there will be a prepayment before anything happens. Filming the event is also not allowed.
As if that was not enough, last month, a desperate Ukrainian student offered to sell her virginity to a “real man” because she urgently needed £1,500. The teenager, named Yulia, told a local newspaper in Melitopol: “Sooner or later I will have to say goodbye to it.
So it is better to do it this way than at some drunken party.” She told journalists she would submit to a medical examination at a local hospital nominated by her “sponsor” to prove she was still a virgin. Yulia explained that she had had boyfriends before but had kept her virginity. She promised no competition since she would say yes to the first real man.
Times have come when selling virginity is no big deal because it has been happening everywhere. Romanian model Aleexandra Kefren said she sold her virginity for £2million.
In 2004, a UK student hit the headlines because she had put her virginity up for auction. She eventually sold it for £8,400. More recently, 20-year-old Katherine Stone announced that she had partnered with a Nevada brothel to sell her virginity to one of their clients for over $400,000.
We live in a world where everything can be bought including virginity. But the idea of a girl believing her virginity is a commodity to be sold upsets and disgusts some moralists.
Not only does it depersonalize a ‘human’ into a sexual item, but it suggests that the female body is something a man can purchase. Of course these girls try to justify their actions when they claim that they come from poor families and want money to provide for their people but this does not call for such acts.