We're not sure what to think about any of this.
On one hand it's pretty close to prostitution, but with something that man people extremely important. On the other hand, this girl's body is her own, and if this is her decision, we shouldn't argue it — also, pretty much all the money is going to charity.
And we're talking $780,000 here.
The girl, a Brazilian student named Catarina Migliorini, has sold her virginity to a Japanese man named Natsu on an online auction. Catarina said she will use the cash to build homes for poverty-stricken families, regardless of the outrage around the globe. Many are calling her nothing more than a prostitute.
She's also being followed every step of the way by an Australian crew for a documentary film called Virgins Wanted, and said:
“I saw this as a business. I have the opportunity to travel, to be part of a movie and get a bonus with it. If you only do it once in your life then you are not a prostitute, just like if you take one amazing photograph it does not automatically make you a photographer.
“The auction is just business, I'm a romantic girl at heart and believe in love. But this will make a big difference to my area."
Natsu will be tested for STDs, and the use of a condom will be compulsory, with Catarina saying she was prepared to prove she has not had sex before.
No kissing, and no sex toys, too.
On the flip-side, a male virgin named Alexander, who is also being followed as part of director Justin Selsey's documentary, sold for $3,000 to a Brazilian woman called Nene B. What does that say about how young women are sexualized vs. men?
Catarina says she wants to put $20,000 and 90% of the final auction price into a non-governmental organization that will construct modern houses in her home state of Santa Catarina.
Do U agree with this or not?
Seems like a super sensitive subject!