Agence France Press reports a 20-yr old Brazilian student sold her virginity for $780,000 in an online auction operated by an Australian filmmaker of just one film: the one he will make of her consummating the sale.
His cut was $3,000, small for pimping, but he gets royalties from the film.
We think Catarina deserves a bigger prize for keeping her virginity that long, minus a bigger amount, for selling an item outside the commerce of man. 15 bidded for the putative privilege of making off with Catarina's virginity. A Japanese called Natsu, perhaps not su big? won, beating 14 other men from Brazil, India, Australia and lastly, because of the recession, the United States.
In an unrelated development, a 21 yr old male student, Alex Stepanov sold his putative virginity to a Brazilian woman of indeterminate age and weight for $3,000. Guys never have any luck. The discrepancy is due to the indeterminacy of male virginity vis a vis the determinablity of female virginity.
The purchased item, along with Catarina herself, will be delivered to her buyer at a secret location in Australia where she will be interviewed on cam before and after the transaction.
The filmmaker reported that Catarina was excited at the response that her sale excited. Her family in Brazil were also happy for her. Quote 'I guess they did not expect her to do something like this,' said the Aussie.
Nooo, they did not expect something like that from Brazil would fetch so high a price elsewhere like packaged coconut juice or fresh water pearls from Virra Mall.
Catarina said she had kept her virginity this long because she had better things to do than lose it early. Maybe she works at NASA or is enrolled at MIT. Plus, she said, she had not found the right person to do it with. On top of which she added, it is more sane to sell your sex, than losing it drunk at a party with a stranger. A party turning into an orgy was the holy grail of all boys like me since we hit puberty and like the holy grail, It was never found. So what is she talking about? But even in a drunken party, Catarina would not have lost it. As my grade school friend Cyril from Hong Kong warned us, the problem with alcohol is that it gives you the guts to take a girl to bed, but it robs you of the ability to do anything more with her except explain why you cannot.
Catarina's offer of her fresh privates sparked worldwide outrage. Some called her a whore. Now I am not sure if a one time sale qualifies as whoredom or you need to go into the rental business to merit the honor. But Catarina herself called
It that. Quote 'I saw this as a business. I have the opportunity to travel and to be part of a movie.' the one where she concludes her one-time sale. but she added that 'if you do it once, you are not a prostitute. it is just like taking one photograph' click 'does not make you a photographer. ' Now I have come across comparisons between that and say a wood chopping rodent like a beaver or even a mouse. But a camera is a first.
She obviously does not think the experience will last more than a kodak moment and given the Asian origin of the winning bidder that he will make any sort of deep impression on her.
She certainly won't make much of an impression on him because a thick condom is mandatory for Natsu, after blood tests to screen out STD's. What if he tests positive? / too bad he blew his wad without blowing it, no refund.
Catarina said she would donate part of the proceeds to charity, giving a whole new meaning to the expression giving all of oneself.
This may just seem naughty but it is more. It is exactly what the internet should not be used for. It is human trafficking that it is of the most expensive kind does not make it any less prostitution for the steep prices commanded.
Catarina's well-publicized sale of her privates one time or serially makes no difference, nothing stops adults from forcing kids to sell themselves or children to do it willingly out of necessity.
Yes, you are free to give any part of yourself away, but not sell it. And what you may lose in a moment of passion with a tall dark stranger is better lost that way than put on a shelf and sold and used like Kleenex.
Some things, it has been repeatedly shown, are not for sale. 1. sovereignty or any part of the national territory, 2. democracy even in exchange for progress, 3. due process, even in impeachments, to go after people media teach us to hate. And 4. is the human person or any part thereof like her organs internal or external. Catarina's organ in particular is pretty external by now.
But there are limits to commerce, hence the legal expression outside the commerce of man: such as dignity, human or animal. Allowing it one time online is like taking out the first olive from a tightly packed bottle, the rest follow easily.
Good night and good luck.