CBS reported on April 30, 2014 – “An American medical student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder… the top offer currently stands at $550,000… using the alias ‘Elizabeth Raine’… the 28-year-old self-proclaimed virgin said she is willing to submit to a medical examination or polygraph as proof to the winning bidder, which will be determined when the bidding concludes on May 7… Nevada is the only state in the United States where prostitution is legal. She will reportedly engage in the sexual intercourse in Australia as a way of circumventing American prostitution laws… Bidders from Serbia, Japan, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. have already placed successive bids of more than $100,000 since April 1” (CBS Las Vegas).
Update: New York Daily News reported on May 9, that Elizabeth Raine had cancelled the offer. She said she that would focus on her studies. The highest bid had reached $801,000. Since the bidding began on April Fool’s Day, one wonders if it was but a joke.
However, let’s ask – For what would you sell your soul? “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37).
George Bernard Shaw told the story of asking a woman “Would you sleep with me for 1,000,000 pounds?” Her answer was “yes”. He then asked, “How about 5 pounds?”. Her reply was, “What kind of woman do you think I am?” His response, “We’ve already established that. Now we’re just haggling over the price.” What kind of person are you?