Selling One’s Virginity for Tuition

3 02 2010

There’s an article in the Huffington Post today about this 19-year old girl in New Zealand who auctioned off her virginity online to pay for college.  “Unigirl,” as she called herself in her initial post, described herself as attractive, fit and healthy. She didn’t post a photograph, and there was no way for bidders to confirm any of the details of her posts, but she still managed to rake in a high bid of $32,000.

I am not really surprised by this, as it isn’t the first time I’ve read about a girl auctioning off her virginity to pay for education.  Prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, and you can’t really blame someone for choosing to use her body in that way if it’s worth it to her to be able to go to college.  There are plenty of women who prostitute themselves every day and get nothing out of it but a big house and a miserable, loveless marriage with a man 30 years their senior.

I guess what I don’t understand is how there’s such a big market for anonymous 19-year old virgins.  Apparently, there are a ton of men out there who have no problem dropping 30 grand for one night of sex with a random, inexperienced teenager.  Is it just me, or is that really sick?

What is the big freaking deal about virginity?  Why is it such a huge selling point?  Why do entire religions and cultures design all of their laws around keeping women virgins?  Is it just the fact that men love the idea of not having to be compared to anyone that came before them?  Because that’s pretty lame.

I’m glad this girl is going to be able to pay for college, but I’m a little sad for the way it’s going down.  The event will probably prove to be a huge disappointment to him– she’ll be $30 grand and a college education richer, and he’ll just be a creepy, cradle-robbing loser with a dented bank account.

He would have gotten a lot more use out of a brand new Audi with seat-warmers and built-in satellite radio– the gift that keeps on giving, entirely UNLIKE a teenager’s virginity.

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12 responses

3 02 2010
graber

you’ve got it all right again… up to that satellite radio. that gives and gives until someone smashes your shit and steals it!

3 02 2010
bros

dude, havent you seen Taken? black market virgins abound, as do wily albanians.

3 02 2010
bros

oh and of course there is cultural importance attached (hah) to hymens. it was natures way of keeping track of paternity, and thus, resources.

3 02 2010
Geof

i definitely don’t get the fixation on virgins. i suspect that most guys don’t really care and that it is a niche interest.
i am going to make like a marxist and agree with bros; its fundamentally an economic issue and the religious aspects come later. it has a lot to do with property rights i.e. lines of succession and inheritance. you supposedly have a clearer idea of who the father is and of course which kids get what loot when only one wiener has visited the bun. however, if i remember my anthro, at least some societies where there is no property to inherit don’t really care much about virginity.
i don’t agree that the hymen is nature’s way of tracking paternity, however. it’s all cultural. how would such a function arise via natural selection? essentially, women without hymens, or hymens that don’t tear, would have had to not been allowed to breed somehow. I don’t see it. interested to know what the deal on hymens is in other primates/mammals.

3 02 2010
bros

I meant lay method geof-I know nothing about animals or science or animal hymens. Natural as in folk-knowledge way of keeping track of paternity in the absence of sophisticated DNA testing and Maury, and absolutely about tracking inheritance and bloodlines.

3 02 2010
Geof

1) haha, maury!
2) the lay method. there is a joke in there somewhere.
3) Does the name Hyman Roth from Godfather bother anyone else?
4) and my research reveals this as the best quick guide to the hyman roth:
http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-science-class-your-hymen-and-you/

3 02 2010
leverman

I wonder how many times and under how many alias’s (or is that aliases) the young lady has auctioned her virgin goods.

More importantly, why is not every blog this week about the Saints being in the Super Bowl? Is this blogger really from Louisiana? I unfortunately think I may have made some sort of Faustian deal with the devil thirty years ago that is kind of fuzzy now. In looking back, it may have had something to do with my immortal soul, virgins and the Saints winning the Super Bowl. I hope the Saints win and all but wonder if that deal is even enforceable.

3 02 2010
Vjane

Tell me if I am wrong. The cartoon at the beginning of this blog shows the “lady” telling the eager man to “Fix yourself a drink while I go slip into my chastity belt.” Maybe I dont get it. Isnt a chastity belt a contraption to prevent a males member from entering your virginity hole ????? And leverman – I agree with you – our Louisiana blogger has totally let us down in regard to the Saints and even Mardi Gras which is almost upon us.

4 02 2010
AtoP

What’s $30 grand going to do? That’s only two semesters worth of books and bar tabs.

4 02 2010
CB

$30 grand for one roll in the hay under the pretense of being a virgin. Repeat when funds run low. She’s laughing all the way to her doctorate.

4 02 2010
leverman

4 02 2010
womanofNL

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