In a world obsessed with policing the sexuality of women, whether it’s about the very controversial issues like vaginal mutilation (female circumcision) or ancient rituals, from reed dances to displaying the bridal bedding on the morning after… virginity has always been a big deal.
Earlier this week I was stupefied to read that a 22 year old Australian woman, is auctioning her virginity for $ 3.8 million (with a deposit of $250 000, because you can never be too careful). She is by no means the first entrepreneur of this genus, last year a San Diego woman auctioned off her virginity through a brothel to pay her student loans. Apparently sex truly does sell.
This new genre of sale, stands to open a Pandora’s box of issues, from plastic surgeons making tons of business for creating, ‘born again virgins’, to will these ‘business women’ be liable to pay taxes? Not to mention all the horny businessmen that will get taken for a ride (pun intended).
I guess it’s kind of like the old saying goes… If the price is right, everything is for sale!