If Your Virginity Is Yours, Why Not Profit From It?


“But then I realized something else: if virginity is considered that valuable, what’s to stop me from benefiting from that? It is mine, after all. And the value of my chastity is one level on which men cannot compete with me. I decided to flip the equation, and turn my virginity into something that allows me to gain power and opportunity from men. I took the ancient notion that a woman’s virginity is priceless and used it as a vehicle for capitalism.” —Natalie Dylan (a pseudonym), the 22-year-old who is auctioning off her virginity [TDB]