What is the price of virginity? Can you really even put a price tag on something so abstract, yet so personal? Well, these are subjective questions. Some people may answer ‘priceless’ when asked how valuable their virginity is, while others would be able to put a number on it.
On this list, we will look at 10 ladies that successfully or unsuccessfully auctioned off their virginities as well as some of their reasons for attempting to sell themselves to the highest bidder. Some of them also backed out of very successful bids that ran into the millions of dollars. Others settled for less than they had initially hoped to make. Why did they do it? We will also tell you this in more detail.
In 2004, 24-year-old Cathy Cobblerson from Texas broke virginity auction records when she placed the ad for $100,000 on eBay. The auction was taken down and it was not clear whether or not another auction from the same girl took place elsewhere.
In 2004, 18-year-old Rosie Reid from London sold her body to a bidder, a 44-year-old BT engineer (a divorced man) who paid a reported £8,400. It was the girl’s first time with a man. However, she already had a lesbian lover who reportedly waited outside the door while Rosie was “obliged” to please her customer. It was also reported that the lesbian lovers “just cried and cried” the next morning.
In 2005, 18-year-old Graciela Yataco, a model from Peru, was responsible for her mother’s medical bills and also had to support her younger brother. So she decided, in an unprecedented move, to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. She auctioned her v-card for $1,300,000.
In 2008, 22-year-old Natalie Dylan received a bid of $3.7 million after auctioning her virginity through Moonlite Bunny Ranch to fund her master’s degree. She publicized her auction on The Howard Stern Show.
Maybe Natalie Dylan was for real, but the whole thing did seem strange. If a girl was really going to hold out until 22 to lose her virginity, would she be the type to sell it to the highest bidder in a nationally publicized auction?
In 2009, 18-year-old Alina Percea from Romania auctioned her virginity so that she could afford to pay for her computing degree. She received £8,800 from an Italian man. The 45-year-old man paid for her trip to Venice. She even went through two medical exams to prove that she’s still a virgin before the big event.
In 2009, Raffaella Fico, a 20-year-old Italian model and star of Big Brother Italy 2008, put her virginity up for auction to buy a house in Rome and pay for acting classes. She swore she’d never had a boyfriend. Fico promised to drop her panties for $1.8 million. She said, “If I don’t like him, I’ll just have a glass of wine and forget about it.”
Now, in 2012 a Brazilian student sold her virginity for a staggering $780,000 after she put it up for auction online. A man called Natsu, from Japan, fended off strong competition from two American bidders, and an Indian big-spender, to secure a date with 20-year-old Catarina Migliorini. She insists she is not a prostitute and that she is only doing this to make a positive impact on the world by raising money to build homes for poverty-stricken families in her hometown. The physical education student has sparked a controversy by having an Australian film crew follow her every move for a documentary entitled “Virgins Wanted.”