Elizabeth Raine, the medical student using this pseudonym has finally auctioned out her virginity online for over $800,000.
Raine, who describes herself as 5’10″ and 130 pounds, says she isn’t a virgin because she’s a “good girl” or because she’s saving it for marriage—she’s not all that interested in being married—but because it’s always suited her personality.
“At the ripe age of 28, virginity fits me like a glove. It is unexpected and unconventional, yet exhilarating and empowering. Now, having made the decision to sell my virginity, I cannot imagine losing it in any other way,” she writes.
Raine initially launched the auction for money, but as the bidding nearing its end, she started to see it as making a point about attitudes toward sex work and female agency. She said:
It is no longer about the money. Instead, very broadly, it is about how society continues to exercise control over female sexuality by chaining it tightly to female morality. It is about the fact that we have not left patriarchy in the past (we all know male morality is not judged by the same standard), and that a woman still cannot chose to do with her body what she pleases without eliciting condemnation and hate from those (or some of those) around her.
Although Raine is an American, the actual sex involved in this transaction will take place in Australia for legal reasons.
It’s known that suitors from Serbia, Japan, Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. have each bid more $100,000 over the past two months, but Raine says every detail about the winning bidder will be kept confidential.
Raine however explained what she plans to do with the $801,000, which must be delivered by wire within 24 hours of her first time: 35% of it will be donated to education for women in developing countries, and some percentage will presumably go to U.S. taxes.
Now, she considers focusing her future medical practice on the health and rights of sex workers, something that “never occurred to her before.”