Sunday, February 8, 2009


A friend of mine shared this with me. A 22 year old women, is selling off her virginity. She has a B.A. in Women's Studies, and is looking at her virginity as an opportunity to test societies feelings around virginity.
I had not hear about it prior to being send this link.
When i read the headline i was disgusted. than after reading a sentence or two i gained new respect for the woman selling her virginity.
I remember during early high school friend of mine joking about doing a similar thing. One can sell anything, why not their virginity.
We equated it to prostitution though.
I applaud Natalie Dylan, though i fundamentally worry about the commodification of everything. As she explains, virginity as always been a commodity, but historically it was sold by a father to a husband. I hope she writes a paper on her experience.


  1. I heard about this a few months ago, and watched some of her appearance on the Tyra Banks Show. It was gross and depressing, especially since one of the weird men who was going to bid was also there. I don't like the way her Women's Studies degree is constantly mentioned. It just seems like they are trying to play into a fantasy of degrading feminists. "Step right up and have your way with this kinky little women's studies college girl!" Bleah.

  2. Turn from the glitt'ring Bribe thy scornful Eye,
    Nor sell for Gold, what Gold could never buy,
    The peaceful Slumber, self-approving Day,
    Unsullied Fame, and Conscience ever gay.