Thursday, January 22, 2009

Natalie Dylan Auctions off Virginity

I came across this story last week and thought it was crazy. Natalie Dylan, a 22yr. old from San Diego, CA auctioned off her virginity to the highest bidder, in order to send herself to graduate school.

From Huffington Post:

"Bidding in the auction for the virginity of Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old student from San Diego, Calif., has reached absurd new highs. The Daily Telegraph has the story, saying that the price has now hit $3.7 million..."

3.7 Million??? Yep. And still rising. CNN had reports that the last bid was from a 39 year old Australian man who upped the bid, making it 3.8 million.

Now, at first I thought this was just another version of prostitution, she must not value herself that much.

But then I thought, Is she genius for doing it? What if every woman started doing that? Would men value sex more or less? Would women value sex more or less? It's possible that some men might value it less because they might have to pay, but some might value it more because it wouldn't be considered a "free commodity" as some might say.

Are there so few virgins left, that when one is found she goes for this much?

Then of course, in terms of race, if every woman started doing it, would the value for one race be valued higher than another?

Clearly in order to really answer these questions you would have to look more into this girl's background to thoroughly research the dynamic relationships between men & women, as well as the history of sex etc. But this could definitely be an interesting anatomy class project. Discuss.

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