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.