Initially saying her motives were purely financial and a 'small feat of social rebellion,' Raine's virginity sold for $801,000.
However she has now decided actually, she's not that keen on the idea and her website has since been shut down.
"I am here to tell you that the terms of the auction will not be fulfilled. With the blessings of my management and the high bidders, I have decided to put a stop to this kerfuffle (to describe it nicely) and return my focus to my medical training," reports Dailydot.com
Yes, kerfuffle is exactly the right word to describe this messed up situation.
Did her university get involved, the police, was it all just a publicity stunt (she has a virginity manager?) or did she just come to her senses and decide prostitution was not the best way to cure boredom? We'll never know.
Here is why she did it in the first place, as explained on her website before it closed:
- Raine argued that selling her virginity is the privilege of a free and liberated woman, "From where I am sitting, this feels right and just plain clever."
- She's not emotionally damaged, despite the death on her mother in a plane crash.
- Raine is not an 'icicle' despite being a virgin at 28, insisting she is a "slightly discerning sensual being. I find chastity itself erotically charged by mystery."
- She is "free-spirited and fiercely independent."
- Raine (not her real name) is bored of study and wants some adventure - this "fits the bill quite well."
- The winning bidder was to wear a condom, have an STI test, submit photos, oh, and erm, will not 'penetrate the anus of the Virgin' according to the rules.
- In exchange, Raine said she would undergo a test to prove she is a virgin - like a certificate of authenticity - and will spend the night from 8pm to 8am with the lucky winner.
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