As of writing this, Catarina is supposedly worth $255,000 USD with Alex at $1300 (perhaps proof that female virgins are worth more to prospective bidders?)
Bidding closes on the 14th of October, 2012
Whilst guidelines are safely in place – with the requirement that the winning bidder provides both medical and police checks – the morals of selling ones virginity for the sake of a documentary has been disputed. According to the terms: oral sex and anything the participant doesn’t want to do is prohibited, with security waiting outside.
Both Catarina and Alexander would receive 100% of all proceeds and once their “contract” is completed (a minimum of one hour is apparently a condition), they are free to do as they wish with the money made.
The moving force behind this is for a documentary project called “Virgins Wanted” by Australian director, Justin Sisely, who first revealed plans for the controversial documentary in 2009, however, he later planned to take the auction overseas to avoid potential prostitution charges in Australia.
Catarina has stated that she “is fully supported by her family” and that
“Many people meet unknown people in bars, have sex on the same night and forget about them the next day; others lose their virginity with boyfriends but then after that things change.” “For me, the most important is to not to harm anyone,”
The winning bidders will apparently be checked out for STDs, must use a condom, and it will take place aboard a private flight from Australia to the United States, which apparently avoids the prostitution laws.
The website’s terms and conditions (available here) do not state whether or not the offer is open to someone of the same sex.
According to the website, a “certificate of consummation” is awarded after intercourse has taken place.
So what do you think about this? People have the right to choose what they do with their bodies but is there something you think specifically makes this perfectly normal/disastrously wrong?
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