A Brazilian teenager claims to have put her virginity up for auction in a desperate bid to make money for her impoverished family.
Rosalie Pinho, 19, from Minas Gerais, says she is accepting bids starting at €300,000 (around £264,000) from ‘gentlemen’ who want to spend the night with her.
The student alleges her family face ‘great financial difficulties’ and have struggled to afford food on several occasions. She says she is hoping to raise enough money to relocate to a larger city, buy a house for her mother and pay her college fees.
Rosalie, who refused to be fully pictured and doesn’t have an online presence, told MailOnline she is also planning to set up her own business with the cash, which she hopes will help her ‘live without many financial worries’.
She said: ‘I’ve never dated anyone and the maximum contact I’ve had with other guys is limited to a few kisses.
‘At first the idea of sleeping with a complete stranger scared me, but I got used to the idea and I’d rather lose my virginity in this way than with someone who will break my heart.’
Selling sex is not technically illegal in Rosalie’s home country, however is is illegal to employ sex workers and to operate brothels under Brazilian law.
Rosalie decided to create her own website and start an online auction after seeing other girls, like Catarina Migliorini, who had done the same.
She claims to have received offers of up to €500,000 (£440,000) already.
It would not affect me much, people’s opinions will not help solve my problems [but] the auction is going to. We live in the age of sexual freedom, it’s my body, it’s my rules.’
When it comes to accepting candidates, Rosalie says she has only a few criteria: ‘Only that the winner has no venereal disease, I do not care about age, ethnicity, appearance, religion, musical taste or anything else.
‘And I hope, of course, that he is kind to me at our meeting.’
She added: ‘The virginity auction is considered as prostitution and prostitution is considered legal in Brazil, so there is nothing wrong with what I am doing.’
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