A PERUVIAN philosophy student took her virginity off the auction block after an anonymous benefactor lent her the tuition money she lacked. ‘Sandy,’ 21, told the “W” radio network by telephone that a sympathetic woman had lent her $US2,800 ($4,271). She expressed relief at withdrawing her virginity from the internet auction she had announced last week. Bidding opened at $US1,000 ($1,525). She guaranteed her offer with a doctor’s certificate that her hymen was intact. The auction had received thousands of email bids from all over the world. However a woman had offered to lend her nearly three times that amount, without conditions. “She understood me more than others and decided to help me because she has a daughter like me,” she said. She insisted she was not a prostitute. Rather, giving up her virginity was the only way to defray her tuition.
I think selling yourself is becoming a college fad (see my May 30th blog) …so I wonder what is next?