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Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby weakmagneto on October 29th, 2012, 5:47 am 

I posed a couple of ethical questions to myself after reading this article about a woman who sold her virginity for a whopping $780,000 online.

Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Is it wrong for a filmmaker to generate publicity for the auction in an effort to promote the film he is developing that will include the virgin's journey before and after the event?

Brazilian woman auctions off virginity for $780,000
Sold! A young woman's virginity. The price? A staggering $780,000.

That's the sum a Japanese bidder was willing to pay in order to initiate 20-year-old Brazilian student Catarina Migliorini into the world of coital relations.

Migliorini had submitted herself — along with sexy photos — to an online auction site called Virgins Wanted. As you can probably imagine, all items on the block involve one very specific thing.

As the New York Daily News reports, the auction is actually more of a publicity stunt to promote a documentary by the same name. Virgins Wanted is the brainchild of Australian filmmaker Justin Sisley, who will film Migliorini before and after the deed.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/shine-o ... 33109.html
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby BadgerJelly on October 29th, 2012, 7:54 am 

Only if you do it TWICE! ;)
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby CanadysPeak on October 29th, 2012, 9:12 am 

Though I have no great problem with prostitution, I object to selling one's virginity. That sounds like a guarantee of oppression and exploitation of underage women.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby moranity on October 29th, 2012, 9:28 am 

positively medieval
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Watson on October 29th, 2012, 11:20 am 

For $780,000, sure. But it is also the total loss of privacy before and after, and who is the lucky guy? Boy friend, stranger, actor of the sort? Just raises a lot of questions that make me think, no.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Serpent on October 29th, 2012, 1:59 pm 

It's not more wrong than other forms of prostitution - just more lucrative. Anything somebody's looking to buy, somebody's willing to sell.
Child prostitutes and pornography subjects don't have a choice; neither do the thousands of slaves smuggled into western countries, nor the hundreds of thousands held in bondage around the world, nor the brides of extreme Muslims and militant Africans...
If it's something the young woman decides for herself, does one time, then moves on to live whatever life she wants, she has huge advantage. Why not?
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby CanadysPeak on October 29th, 2012, 2:53 pm 

I remain astonished at how easily people accept the sexual abuse of children. I can't fix the world, but I can object whenever I see something this wrong.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Forest_Dump on October 29th, 2012, 3:44 pm 

I have to admit that I am more surprized that someone is willing to pay for that, especially that much. To me it just demonstrates that having money doesn't mean you are all that smart. Or sane or mature, etc. I definitely prefer women who are more comfortable, etc., with physical intimacy.

However, if she is willing and okay with it all, and this is definitely a cultural as well as individual choice, then she could be called the ultimate in capitalist so long as it is purely her choice and she gets to keep all the benefits, etc. But there definitely should be some safeguards put in place for her protection including making sure she gets all the money, etc.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby wolfhnd on October 29th, 2012, 4:23 pm 

People are willing to pay absurd amounts of money for a bottle of wine which I suspect have about the same value in terms of the actual sensual experience as virginity. I'm of the opinion that one vagina is about the same as any other. Clearly in this case there is something more than virginity being sold as I suspect that virgins can be had for a lot less money. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but rarity is what people really lust after. It isn't the quality of the wine or the uniqueness of virginity it is the rarity of the combination of several factors that make for "value". To have what others cannot seems to appeal to the species and is a basic instinct of some sort. An instinct that I suspect will be repressed in anyone who understands that once obtained most rare items don't live up to the expectation.

There are reasons why prostitution is illegal, the spread of venereal disease being the most practical of these. Regulating underage exploitation is another but since this is public and open to inspection I see no way that it could be tied to child abuse.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Dave_Oblad on October 29th, 2012, 5:53 pm 

$780,000.. is this for real? I know a 20 year old virgin is rare but come on now. And secondly, this is a great example of what's really wrong with society. Why is she worth $780,000.00 and I (and all my buddies) would have given away our virginity for free.. In fact.. most of us back then would have paid good money to get rid of the pesky status.

In fact I did.. I paid $50, back in the army, to lose my virginity to a hooker. I was also about 20. Sadly, she was so ugly (and I was so drunk), I couldn't perform and was forced to keep it until I got married. I had other opportunities to pay for losing it after that of course, but one ran the risk of losing the appendage with those girls where I was stationed. I was still a virgin at marriage because I got married right after the army.

My wife taught me everything I needed to know too, from her years of experience. Naw.. I wasn't her first. (nor second, or third, or forth or...lol) But we were happily married for 31 years until she passed in 2003 from a flu.

Now.. 9 years later and 61 years old, I'm finally back on the market. But too poor to buy it and too ugly to sell it (or even give it away for that matter). What's a guy to do? Thank God for Porn.. or I'd be climbing the friggen walls.

Best wishes as always,
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby CanadysPeak on October 29th, 2012, 5:59 pm 

Seriously, how many 20 year old virgins are there outside Bob Jones University?

For that kind of money, though, are there hymen stem cells? Can we regrow the things? What, by the way, is the big attraction about virgins? Couldn't we just have the Fleshlight company provide a hymen in their devices? Wouldn't that take care of whatever this is?
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Gregorygregg1 on October 29th, 2012, 6:35 pm 

Dave_Oblad wrote:
Now.. 9 years later and 61 years old, I'm finally back on the market. But too poor to buy it and too ugly to sell it (or even give it away for that matter). What's a guy to do? Thank God for Porn.. or I'd be climbing the friggen walls.

Best wishes as always,
Dave :^)

Unless you are into virgins or women considerably younger than you are, women become more available as we grow older because the competition keeps dying off. You are a good looking guy, take a knitting course. You can fend them off with your needles.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Fuqin on October 29th, 2012, 8:46 pm 

BadgerJelly ;-
Only if you do it TWICE! ;)

Ahhhhh LOL too funny
Now being a boy I would have sold my virginity in my teens for a pittance, in fact I was probably more likely to pay someone else to lose it , fortunately I didn’t need to ,so I see nothing wrong personally with a girl doing likewise or for $780,000 , which I have to say good on her Wow! Its just copulation no big deal really, each to their own, the puzzling part of this for me would be why someone would pay that much for so little , why why why .
as Forrest said:-
I have to admit that I am more surprized that someone is willing to pay for that, especially that much. To me it just demonstrates that having money doesn't mean you are all that smart.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Dave_Oblad on October 29th, 2012, 9:22 pm 

Thanks Gregorygregg1,

Gregorygregg1 wrote:Unless you are into virgins or women considerably younger than you are, women become more available as we grow older because the competition keeps dying off. You are a good looking guy, take a knitting course. You can fend them off with your needles.

interested in Virgins... (no)
women considerably younger than you are.. (a trait shared by almost all men)
you are a good looking guy.. (depends largely on her eyesight, fortunately)
fend them off.. (hardly)

I am a caregiver to my 80 year old mother. That scares off most prospectives real fast.
(that bomb has an effect like the roadrunner.. bleep-bleep.. only a cloud-form remains)
For companionship to fight with.. got that one covered..lol. (mother)

I have joined several Internet Dating sites. (I could write a dissertation on this subject)
In short: Youth is like a rubber band, very flexible. Old rubber.. not so much.
It's always "Too Something" of every aspect possible in a relationship.

Finding a young one? Easy! She only wants you to pay her bills and put her kids through school. (That $780,000.00 starts looking like a bargain)

I don't know how old you are, but have you ever fantasized jumping in the sack with your Grandmother? (disregarding the incestual aspects of course.. unless there's something we should know about you) I doubt it. (ok.. granted some advantage in having removable teeth)

So, despite the lack in symetry of my right and left arms, it looks like Porn will have to do for now. It's probably good I can't buy sex legally (virgin or otherwise) or I'd never finish paying off my mortgage before I retire.

By the way, how long does one have to go without real sex to qualify as a virgin again? Just a strange thought..lol.

Sorry if I strayed from the OP. So.. Yes! It's ok to sell your virginity as far as I'm concerned, if you're old enough, wise enough, and can get $780,000.00 for it!

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Dave :^)
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Gregorygregg1 on October 30th, 2012, 1:53 am 

66, and madly in love with a 64 year old goddess thank you. Perhaps the morality of a transaction involving sex should be left to those making the transaction, as it is really no one else's concern.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby moranity on October 30th, 2012, 5:34 am 

LOL @ "how long does it take without sex before you qualify as a virgin"
my main point is whats so great about virginity, seems such an old fassioned notion and sex with a virgin promises to be particularly unexciting for both parties, excepting if love is there.
the idea may be that the virgin gives her precious virgina to you, meaning you are very worthwhile and all that, but not if ya pay for it
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby edy420 on October 30th, 2012, 7:07 am 

It depends on the value that the owner gives to virginity.

I hope that my daughters value their virginity more than nearly one million dollars.
By that I mean, a woman's virginity should be sold for the price of a trusting and loving relationship.
But that's just my point of view and sometimes I just think I'm old fashioned when it comes to love :P

Back to earth, what they do and how they make their money is their business.
If they become millionaires and stop visiting me for Sunday dinner then I will be very very disappointed.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Ursa Minimus on October 30th, 2012, 10:18 am 

CanadysPeak wrote:For that kind of money, though, are there hymen stem cells? Can we regrow the things?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_hymen Saw one available online for only $29.95.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymenorrhaphy Surgical option.

I don't get it, personally in terms of a turn on, but I do understand the patriarchal aspects that are in play.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby weakmagneto on October 30th, 2012, 10:22 am 

Ursa Minimus wrote:
CanadysPeak wrote:For that kind of money, though, are there hymen stem cells? Can we regrow the things?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_hymen Saw one available online for only $29.95.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymenorrhaphy Surgical option.

I don't get it, personally in terms of a turn on, but I do understand the patriarchal aspects that are in play.


OUCH!! :s LOL
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Watson on November 1st, 2012, 11:55 am 

Virginity is a yes/no question. The condition of the hymen is merely evidence indicating the yes/no answer. But if the hymen can be altered surgically, to the desired condition, then it can not be used as an indicator of virginity.
This issue should be left up to the individual woman, and her partner. For others to take an interest in this question, for cultural or religious reasons, simply reduces the woman to livestock.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Fuqin on November 1st, 2012, 2:06 pm 

I hope that my daughters value their virginity more than nearly one million dollars.

Well that’s entirely self-esteem ,4me with regard to my daughters happiness ,happiness should be the only quantity allowed.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Lomax on November 2nd, 2012, 12:14 pm 

I'm surprised anyone can afford $780,000 for an hour's fun anyway. (Okay, I'm being immodest. Ten minutes' fun.) Maybe a bunch of guys pooled their money together?
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Watson on November 2nd, 2012, 1:20 pm 

It must be someone with so much money that $780,000 is very insignificant, not to mention morally bankrupt aspect of it. I can't imagine this is guy I'd want to share a beer with.
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Re: Is it wrong to sell your virginity?

Postby Dave_Oblad on November 2nd, 2012, 3:16 pm 

Hi all,

Gregorygregg1 wrote:66, and madly in love with a 64 year old goddess thank you. Perhaps the morality of a transaction involving sex should be left to those making the transaction, as it is really no one else's concern.

I really do envy you my friend. I did notice that when you grow old with someone, that one tends to still see them in their minds eye as they used to be. My late wife was really hot when I married her. Over the 31 years of marriage, her looks (and mine) faded dramatically. We became fat pot-bellied bags of wrinkled skin. But when I looked at her in her final years, I saw the girl I married. Loving, compassionate and always filled with joy and child-like wonderment. So don't take your spouse for granted.. ever!

Watson wrote:It must be someone with so much money that $780,000 is very insignificant, not to mention morally bankrupt aspect of it. I can't imagine this is guy I'd want to share a beer with.

Who knows, instead of a beer, perhaps he'd buy you the whole bar..lol.

Anyway, unless I missed something, the offer was for her to be in a Porno Movie losing her Virginity. I'm sure the producers expected to get back their losses through sales. Not a movie I'd rent as I'm not really into that kind of porn (sex). I like exhibitionists, since that was the opposite of what I was exposed to in my formative years.

And yes, my Mate was an exhibitionist. Actually, having been a nudist for over a decade, I discovered most women are exhibitionistic and their husbands are the prudes. Every couple we invited to attend the Nudist Club we belonged to was met with the same reaction (not what I would have predicted). The ladies (every one of them) showed great interest, while their husbands showed great distaste. I think I know why, but I'm getting way off topic.. sorry.

Ok, gotta run for now.

Best wishes to all,
Dave :^)
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