The Straits Times
Published on Oct 25, 2012

Student auctions virginity for nearly a million dollars, $3,600 for a male


SYDNEY (AFP) - A Brazilian student has sold her virginity in an online auction for US$780,000 (S$952,000) as part of a documentary organised by an Australian filmmaker, although a man who did the same only fetched US$3,000 (S$3,667).

Catarina Migliorini, 20, was the subject of 15 bids, with a Japanese man named only as Natsu winning on Wednesday night, according to the website of the film "Virgins Wanted".

He beat out competition from 14 other men, mostly from Brazil but also from India, Australia and the United States.

A male whose virginity was also auctioned, 21-year-old Sydney student Alex Stepanov, fetched US$3,000, paid by a Brazilian woman.