A 21-year-old woman from San Felipe, Chile is selling her virginity to the highest bidder and intends to use the money to pay for higher education.
The woman who goes simply by the name of “Tamara” posted the offer on Aconcagua VIP, a Chilean escort site, claiming she needed the money to pay off her university debt.
“Hi, I’m Tamara, I’m 21 years old and I’m selling my virginity because I have a big debt with the school and my family can’t pay for it,” the ad reads, according to Chilean newspaper La Estrella de Valparaíso. “I need money. If not, I wouldn’t do this.”
The ad included six pictures of Tamara seductively posing in her underwear, as well as guidelines for her prospective buyers. She said she will require her patron to use protection and will only accept offers from individual men —any couples, lesbians and men with fetishes will not be considered.
Not surprisingly, the advertisement has generated a slew of reactions, ranging from supportive to strongly opposing.
“Sure, it is very easy to tell her to work, but would society give her the opportunities?” Ricardo Sepúlveda said, as quoted by La Estrella.
One woman told the paper she hoped virginity auctions wouldn’t become a trend among young women, while others joked about the matter: “I have 200 pesos in my pocket and a bag of candy,” said one.
Tamara is not the first Latin American woman to auction off her virginity. In September of last year, 20-year-old Catarina Migliorini from Brazil announced she was selling her purity in an auction starting at $155,000 in order to donate to a charitable organization.
She achieved her goal once a Japanese man warded off the competition by offering her $780,000.