Since the dawn of time, people have been using their bodies as a method of trade.
A virginity auction is an auction, often publicized online, where a girl seeks to sell her virginity. The winning bidder will win the right to be the first to have intercourse with the person.
Often the authenticity of such auctions is subject to question, and it is not later verified whether the auction was successfully completed. A number of high-profile auctions such as the 2008 auction of “Natalie Dylan” and 2012 auction of Catarina Migliorini were never completed. In some cases, the seller reports they are seeking money to pay for expenses such as medical bills or school tuition; in others, the seller has pledged that some portion of the earnings will be given to charity, or emphasizes the social questions involved in selling one’s virginity.
The earliest reported attempts to auction virginity online date to at least early 2004. As far back as 1998, however, the earliest known Internet attempt to capitalize on virginity was the 1998 hoax Our First Time where two alleged 18-year-olds planned to have sex for the first time online. In another notable hoax, in August 1999, an alleged 17-year-old male American high school senior named Francis D. Cornworth posted an auction for his virginity on eBay. Bids quickly rose from an initial $10 to $10 million before the listing was removed.
It is unfortunate that some people resort to this method in order to earn some money.