Elizabeth Raine, (nom de plume) a 27 year old medical student has told that she is willing to sell her virginity for upwards of $400 000 dollars.
So adamant has the woman become about getting the right price she has set up an online auction site where she can monitor the bidding for her virginity in real time, come April 1st: www.elizabeth-raine.com.
Whilst most women choose to remain virgins until they meet the right man, Elizabeth Raine admits she is willing to forgo hers for the right sum of money.
Tells the American medical student to the UK’s dailymail: ‘I have no emotional attachment whatsoever to my virginity and never have, which is why it’s so easy for me to do this.
‘More to the point, why would I NOT want to do it?’
‘It’s a compelling and easy way to make money.’
Especially if you’re not a virgin and trading off the allure of being the first man to take a woman’s virginity away.
Whilst for many women losing their virginity is a major act and defining moment in their lives, for Elizabeth Raine it’s merely a physical act and this is nothing more than a business transaction.
‘Sex is just sex,’ she says.
Which of course augments the awkward question, has Elizabeth Raine already had sex?
Not at all tells the 27 year old. Of any kind, including letting a man see her naked.
To boot the 27 year old insists she has never seen a naked man in the flesh either.
‘I’ve dated but for no more than two to three months and have never had a boyfriend because I’ve never felt anyone I’ve connected that strongly to and who’s made me think that sex is anything more than a physical act.’
‘I like guys but I’ve just never felt strongly enough for anyone or had a real emotional connection.’
‘I study, work on projects and spend time with my friends and that’s enough for me.’
While her friends have been largely supportive, Miss Raine’s brother – understandably – isn’t so keen on the idea of his sister auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder.
‘My friends think it’s my choice and trust me implicitly, but my brother definitely has some moral objections to the idea,’ she says.
‘It hasn’t affected our relationship. He knows I am smart and trusts me to execute it properly.’
What is perhaps even more surprising, is Elizabeth Raine’s unequivocal support from her parents, who she says accepted the choice ‘easily.’
‘They could tell I’d given it a lot of thought and that I was smart enough to do it properly,’
And how have things gone so far you wonder?
Well according to Elizabeth Rainer shit has gone pretty bad and she’s not to pleased with us media types.
In her blog, interestingly titled musingsofavirginwhore the medical student tells how she was inappropriately misquote and taken out of context by elitedaily (who were the first media outlet to interview her) or simply not allowed to have her answers to questions used but rather parts of.
Describes the outlet: “....venerable beauty, standing now at a slender 5’10” with emerald eyes that perfectly complement her multi-tonal blonde locks.”
“She criticizes society for placing such a value on virginity, saying that “ideally, virginity should not be valued,” despite having orchestrated this entire event to capitalize on its perceived worth.”
Writes the 27 year old on her blog after the first media reports start coming in: Overall, I was disappointed. Not necessarily by my portrayal, which I half expected, but more so by the messages that were missed in this article. Aaron and I talked at length about virginity and sex work, but he chose to leave most of it out and operate under the old assumptions that (1) virginity is “innocence,” never to be sold and (2) selling sex is always wrong. Many of the points of criticism Aaron raised in his article were ones he questioned me about, I just wished he would have included my answers (not just the bits that served his agenda). Oh well, I suspect this is only the beginning.
She also makes the caveat that virginity does not necessarily correlate to one’s loss of innocence (does it?) and that selling virginity, or sex, is an adult activity,which she has no problems pursuing if participating adults all consent.
And to the question you’re dying to know, does Elizabeth Raine consider herself a prostitute?
No because she is using her virginity and not her sexuality to bring her opportunity. A fine distinction that may have many wondering.
Because prostitution is largely illegal in the US, Miss Raine has found an agent and publicist in Sydney, Australia, where prostitution laws are more relaxed and will, as Miss Raine says, ‘permit this exchange.’
She will be deciding on the winning bidder, and maintains that her endeavour is ‘100 per cent legal.’
She will be paying taxes and even donating 35 per cent of her fortune to charity, though would prefer not to disclose which one.
Miss Raine is a medical student in the US, but has not disclosed at which college for fear that the revelation of her real identity may lead to her being rebuked by the medical community. Not that one 18 year old did not find the hard way when her identity became an open talked about secret at the school she went to after it was disclosed she was a college freshman porn star.
What do you think kids?
Are you willing to sell your femininity and innocence for a pile of money or does money changing hands have nothing to do with the way how one feels about themselves or affect what we are willing to give in return? Then again we wouldn’t be having this discussion if money wasn’t the motivating factor in the first place. Something that has feminists bristled at Elizabeth Raine for selling out to the male patriarchy.
Is Elizabeth Raine on to a winning formula of getting ahead in America and when will you take to the web to sell your cherished innocence?