Disturbing Trend: Virgins For Sale

Sex sells, and a virgin will cost you a million bucks. While some of us waited for that sensitive teenage boy to deflower us to the Dave Matthews Band (or, rather, the first 30 seconds of “Crash”), a few more entrepreneurial ladies won’t pop their cherry for less than seven figures.

Natalie Dylan, who recently received her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from Sacramento State, went on Howard Stern earlier this month to sell her virginity for a cool mil to pay off her tuition bills. Um, last time we checked, state schools weren’t that out of reach, but we can’t blame the girl for upping her ante. Since Dylan’s sister is one of the working girls at Nevada’s most infamous brothel, and subject of HBO show Cathouse, she worked out a deal with proprietor, Dennis Hof, and her hymen is up for bidding at BunnyRanch.com. But Natalie is picking who will pluck her and all interested parties must first pass her interview process. In addition to deep pockets, the gent must have chemistry with the young businesswoman. “We’ll take bids until I find a suitor I’m happy with,” Natalie concedes. [NY Daily News]

Raffella Fico, a beautiful bikini model and reality show star, won’t give up her v-card for less than fame and fortune. At 20, Raffella might still be a chaste Catholic, but she’s a total whore for cash and publicity. Despite her seductive men’s mag spreads and bunking up as a co-ed for a season of Italian Big Brother, she swears she’s never had a boyfriend. So after all these lonely years, Fico promises to drop her panties for 1 million Euros or $1.8 million dollars. Whew, the conversion rate makes this selection even steeper! But unlike her American counterpart, Raffella is more egalitarian about her offer. “If I don’t like him, I’ll just have a glass of wine and forget about it,” she promises. After all, Fico wants to learn how to fake it and intends to use the money for acting lessons and a home in Rome. [The Telegraph]

Graciella Yataco is the smart seductress who started it all. The 18-year-old Peruvian model was barely squeaking by in 2005. She was responsible for her mother’s medical bills and also had to support her younger brother. So she decided, in an unprecedented move, to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. While a Canadian man offered her $1.5 million, mostly what she got from her religious countrymen was a lot of hate mail and public humiliation. Despite her sob story, no one offered to simply make a charitable contribution. So, after the desperate debacle, Gracia was somehow still hopeful she could better her situation on her own and at the last minute, she backed out of the deal. [BBC]