Wow… this is sad on so many different levels. This is from my local news here in Sacramento, our CBS Channel 13:
A Sacramento State grad is trying to make money the old fashioned way, by auctioning off her virginity to help pay for her graduate studies. And so far, bidding is up to $250,000.
The 22-year-old who is using the pseudonym Natalie Dylan for safety reasons is going through a legal brothel in Nevada to sell her virginity. “The main purpose of this is to finance a couple things in my life,” Dylan told CBS13. “I think empowerment of women is picking yourself up and doing something on your own to better yourself.”
Better yourself? I guess she missed the point of the 1993 Robert Redford, Demi Moore film, Indecent Proposal.
Dylan says she’s already taken a polygraph test to prove her virginal status, and is also willing to undergo a medical exam.
The auction will take place at the Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada with bids coming in through their website. Owner Dennis Hof tells CBS13 that eBay rejected the auction, so he’ll handle the entire process.
Here’s the kicker.
Hof says Dylan is a bright, beautiful young woman who’s going to consider a number of factors in her decision because she wants her first time to be a positive experience. “Natalie is a very smart girl. All she wants to do is get her master’s degree in family and marriage counseling and be a psychologist. She’s selling her virginity to accomplish that,” Hof told CBS13. “She’s smart enough to sell it. This is empowering her.”
Hmmmmmm. (click here for the entire article and the news video- the opinions people share in the video are intriguing!)
(thanks to Brandon for forwarding this)