college student selling her virginity to pay for grad school

and, she’s doing it legally, through a brothel in nevada. current highest bid is around a quarter million.

here’s the story.

nuttiest paragraph:

[the brothel owner] says [the college student] is a bright, beautiful young woman who’s going to consider a number of factors in her decision because she wants her first time to be a positive experience. “Natalie is a very smart girl. All she wants to do is get her master’s degree in family and marriage counseling and be a psychologist. She’s selling her virginity to accomplish that,” Hof told CBS13. “She’s smart enough to sell it. This is empowering her.”

apparently i have a different notion of what is empowering to young women. who knew?

would make an interesting discussion starter with a group of high school students, though.

(ht to poppy elshaug, via email)

17 thoughts on “college student selling her virginity to pay for grad school”

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of her Women’s Studies professors get a little irked by this. It’s kind of ironic, but still pretty sad.

  2. I am so saddened by things like this. I just think its another example to show how youth workers are so important.

    I hope she changes her mind or the person who wins just gives her the money for school and lets her keep her virginity for her husband. Wouldn’t that be cool?

  3. uhhh. i feel kinda sick. mainly a little heartbroken. can we just start some kind of fund for people to donate to so we can pay for it?

    i dont know…

  4. I was talking about this with some colleagues the other day. I wondered aloud about the possibility of raising enough money to “win” the auction and do as Chris suggested, that is, tell her to keep it and save it for her husband.

    The radio report I heard indicated that she will not sell to the “highest bidder” but a high bidder who is also a “nice guy.” I was pleasantly surprised when the talk show host asked, “Wouldn’t that be an oxy-moron? A nice guy who would buy her virginity?”

  5. As someone who is just starting an MFT program, I am imagining that this poor girl is going to get some psychological butt kicked by her professors…This also goes to show the state of our economy/loan system if she’s having to go these lengths to pay for school.

  6. Has anyone thought of pulling some sort of Tony Campolo and buying her virginity and not using it for yourself but saving it for her future husband? Not that I have $250,000 sitting around to do this, but maybe enough members of the body of Christ could, who knows how much could be raised.

  7. It would be something if we could raise funds to buy this girl’s virginity….powerful statement it would be not only to the world, but especially to her

  8. It may be a sad commentary on our society, but based on the people involved and the pics she is posing for, I suspect a con job. I wouldn’t get caught up in this one too much.

  9. This should be her selling point when she becomes a therapist: Finances bogging you down, sell yourself for sex, I did! Absolutely ridiculous, and who in the world would ever take pay for her advice?!!!!

  10. “is a noble reason to get money.”

    This was one of the quate’s from another college student being interviewed. My question is when did prostitution become so noble…Quick illustration, say my son has a deblitating heart disease, this can be treated but the cost is astronomical between the premium and the actual cost of the surgery. In my effort to give the best care for my son I barge into the hospital, hold everyone in there hostage until the doctors agree on the surgery (Yeah the movie was John Q but I had to use it for my point). Does the risk of my sons condition take prescedence over what is right and wrong, some would say yeah it does you should do whatever it takes, but i say even though the intent may be good the action is still not noble.

    Nobility never compromises what is morally and/or ethically wrong.

    Thanks for the time to read this, in no way shape or form am I trying to pass judgement or belittle this student, but if I had the oppurtunity to sit face to face with her I would definatly let her no she is not capatilizing on anything other than future regret. It is my hope that she would reconsider this venture…wouldn’t be great if we could pitch in and win the bid only to let her know to get the most out of school, and save the best that she has for her husband…gt

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