Inspired by the success of Catarina Migliorini, the Brazilian woman who auctioned off her virginity for nearly a million dollars last October, Rebecca Bernardo hopes to do the same. The 18-year-old high school student posted a video on YouTube last month, offering her purity to the highest bidder. While Migliorini came out of her virginity auction with fame, fortune and modeling contracts, Bernardo has a different motivation for selling her virginity — to raise money for her mother’s medical bills. After her mother suffered a stroke, Bernardo tried selling cosmetics and waiting tables to pay for her care, but that wasn’t cutting it. Her sister died years ago and she never knew her father, so the responsibility falls entirely on her shoulders. Keep reading »
While it never occurred to most of us that we could make bank on our virginity, there are some women who’ve found a way to monetize their purity. Twenty-year-old Brazilian woman Catarina Migliorini auctioned off her V-card this week for $780,000, more money than most of us have made since we lost our virginities (for free). Migliorini sold her virginity for a noble cause. She told the media that she planned to donate as much as 90 percent of the profit to charities that will build homes in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.
Well, that’s one way to raise money. Perhaps not the way I would have chosen, but you can’t deny that it’s creative. Still, I always feel a pang of sadness when confronted with the reality that a woman can make the most fast cash by selling her body, however admirable her reasons may be.
In the last couple of years, we’ve heard stories of more than a few women who’ve profited from auctioning off their virginity to the highest bidder — whether it was to fund a college education or just to make a quick buck, or lots of bucks. Click through to see some women who chose to sell it and why. [Huffington Post]
The Kardashian Klan really leaves no personal stone unturned — we know virtually everything about them. The latest? Kim Kardashian divulged to Oprah during an interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” that she asked her momager Kris to put her on birth control when she was just 14. It seems Kim had had a boyfriend for a couple years at that point and told her mom, “I think I’m ready” to have sex. So, rather than do what most moms would — freak out, ground her for life, put locks on her bedroom door, etc. — Kris took her to get birth control. (My roommate just exclaimed, “so that’s where she got her ass.”) Onnnnnnnn the one hand, it’s nice that she and Kris had the kind of relationship where they could openly talk about sex and dating with one another. But then again, girl was 14. That seems a little bit young to be so permissive about sex.
Personally, my mother and I never really talked about that stuff — which is probably also not the norm. But what about you? Did you ask your mother (or father) to go on birth control? At what age? [Oprah] Keep reading »
I have to respectfully disagree with Alexandra Gekas’ recent Soapbox excoriating Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones for considering her virginity “a gift I want to give my husband.” Taking Jones to task for how she’s decided to pursue her sexuality strikes me as yet another way to be holier-than-thou, through a feminist lens, almost the opposite of slut-shaming (conservative-shaming? virgin-shaming?). There are a seemingly infinite number of ways women are told we are expressing ourselves, sexually and otherwise, incorrectly. Are we showing too much cleavage? Putting out too soon? Living in sin? It’s like we can’t win, and while I’m not in Jones’ position, I’d like to think anyone who’s been judged for being “slutty” can empathize with being judged in this way. Keep reading »
In a recent interview on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” 29-year-old American hurdler Lolo Jones told Mary Carillo that Olympic qualifying is nowhere near as difficult as her struggle to remain a virgin until marriage. Jones said she publicized her vow of chastity because she wants other girls who have made the same decision to know that they are not alone and that it’s not easy.
“I just don’t believe in it.” Jones said. “It’s just a gift I want to give my husband. But please understand this journey has been hard. There’s virgins out there and I want to let them know that it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life; harder than training for the Olympics; harder than graduating from college has been to stay a virgin before marriage. I’ve been tempted, I’ve had plenty of opportunities.” Keep reading »
HBO’s “Real Sports” puts the focus on US track Olympian Lolo Jones this week, and the teaser it released today is certainly doing the trick of drawing attention. In it, the 29-year-old explains that she intends to remain a virgin until marriage because it’s a “gift I want to give my husband,” notes People. Read more…
Pam Shaw (aka The Sexational Pam) is looking for a man to deflower her. The cabaret singer says she has been too busy working for the last 50 years to find a man and because she does not believe in sex before marriage, she’s stayed chaste. (Note to self: Make time for dates). But Pam says she’s ready for the next phase of life. She’s talking marriage, not retirement:
“Now’s the time. I’m ready to take the plunge for the right bloke … My standards are still very high, though. I’m hoping to bag a tall, dark and handsome millionaire. I feel I am ready to give marriage a go and maybe go to bed with a man. You are never too old for anything. Just look at Joan Collins … There has never been time for me to get a man. I worked so much that sometimes I’d only have an hour’s sleep each night. I wouldn’t entertain the idea of sex outside marriage — and marriage meant giving up on my dreams.” Keep reading »
Oh AshleyMadison.com, I thought that creating a dating website to promote adultery was the douchiest move any single site could make, but I stand corrected.
Today, you guys have managed to outdo yourselves by offering $1 million dollars to any woman who could prove she had sex with Tim Tebow. Really, guys? I understand that it is daring to point out the hypocrisy of others, but what happened to the good ol’ days when people’s private lives were, well, private? Who appointed you guys the moral police squad, anyways? I am pretty sure your site has perpetrated far worse crimes against morality than this dude’s virginity claim. Not to mention, how the heck would a girl be able to prove she had sex with Tim? Would a jock strap with his initials on it be adequate proof? If so, I’m coming by to collect that cash in a jiffy! Keep reading »
I hope that we’re being “Punk’d.”
If not, then there are people in China who boil chicken eggs in the urine of little boys. And. Then. Eat. Them.
I’m not quite sure I agree with Buzzfeed’s headline that “virgin boy eggs,” as they are called, are a “popular” snack in China, as this is the first I’ve ever heard of them. But apparently boys under the age of 10 — just boys — urinate in buckets at primary schools in Dongyang, China, and the urine is then used to cook chicken eggs. Locals claim urine-soaked, hard-boiled eggs “have miraculous properties” by promoting better blood circulation.
Chinese medical experts suggest the process is unsanitary. You know who doesn’t agree with them? This lady. [Buzzfeed]
It took Will Ferrell 21 years of making jokes as an excuse to talk to girls before one finally deflowered him. He told Rolling Stone in a recent interview that he lost his virginity his junior year of college. “In my mind’s eye, it seemed like the way it was supposed to happen,” he said. But the joke was on him. He revealed that his mom assumed his deflowering took place much earlier with a “loose” high school classmate. “She said, ‘If you slept with this girl, you’d better slap a condom on that pecker of yours.’” That sounds like an awfully awkward convo. Click on through to hear more stories about celebs losing it … their v-card, that is. [Celebitchy]