Student Auctions Virginity for $3.7 Million
A California student has auctioned off her virginity, getting bids up to $3.7 million for a one-night stand.
Natalie Dylan, 22, claims her offer of a one-night stand has persuaded 10,000 men to bid for sex with her. Last September, when her auction came to light, she had received bids up to £162,000 ($243,000) but since then interest in her has rocketed.
The student who has a degree in Women’s Studies insisted she was not demeaning herself.
Miss Dylan, from San Diego, California, USA, said she was persuaded to offer herself to the highest bidder after her sister Avia, 23, paid for her own degree after working as a prostitute for three weeks.
She said she had had a lot of attention from a wide range of men, including “weirdos”, “those who get really graphically sexual about what they want to do to me” and “lots of polite requests from rich businessmen”.
Miss Dylan said she did not think it was particularly significant to be willing to sell your virginity and insisted that she was happy to undergo medical tests for any doubters. She said: “I get some men who are obviously looking for a girlfriend but I try and make it clear that this is a one-night-only offer. “I know that a lot of people will condemn me for this because it’s so taboo but I really don’t have a problem with that. “My study is completely authentic in that I truly am auctioning my virginity but I am not being sold into this. I’m not being taken advantage of in any way. “I think me and the person I do it with will both profit greatly from the deal.”
She added: “It’s shocking that men will pay so much for someone’s virginity, which isn’t even prized so highly anymore.”
Apparently. The ironies here abound. She’s been admitted into a graduate program for women’s studies and yet seems not to have a grasp of even the introductory literature. Further, what she’s proposing is exactly what her sister engaged in; she’s merely done a better job of haggling over the price. More amusingly, the joke’s on her if she thinks these bids are legit and will actually result in payment.
Writing about the story months ago, Digital Alchemy helpfully explains that “To consummate the deal, Natalie Dylan will meet the winner at the infamous Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel, which is holding the auction, in Nevada where her sister works.” He also provides additional photos of the merchandise.
Stacy McCain and Jules Crittenden have the inevitable debate about the valuation, with the former suggesting that this demonstrates the laws of supply and demand and the latter thinking anyone bidding above “a six pack and a couple of shots” is overpaying.
RedState’s Paul Cella, meanwhile, is a purity purist and believes, “In base economic terms, this woman is selling herself short. Her virginity, her purity, her chastity is worth much more than 3 or 4 million dollars. Ten times that amount would probably fall short.” Given that she can find no bidders in that range and is clearly willing to part with it for less, however, the evidence is thin.
One thing’s for sure: However much she ultimately gets for her virginity, it’ll be a damned sight more than a graduate degree in women’s studies is worth.