in brief: Brazilian woman auctions virginity
A Brazilian woman who controversially attempted to auction off her virginity for charity is starting the bidding again.
Catarina Migliorini, 21, was offered more than AU$800,000 by a Japanese bidder to do the deed late last year, but refused to consummate the deal on meeting with him.
‘I am the sole owner of my own body,’ Migliorini has said of her decision. ‘I am of legal age and have the right.’
The original auction and brief encounter was recorded as part of a documentary by Australian filmmaker, Justin Sisley, which also looked at the auctioning of a young man’s virginity.
The aftermath of the previous unsuccessful auction has Migliorini willing to submit to outdated and unreliable virginity test if the bidder deems it necessary.
‘When I say I am a virgin it’s because there is no one in the world that can prove the contrary,’ Migliorini said, denying experiencing any vaginal, anal or oral sex acts.
As gynaecologists told the Huffington Post, hymen and vaginal laxity testing are often inaccurate means to measure if a woman has had vaginal intercourse due to the hymen being broken by tampons and other activity.
Migliorini has started the auction at $100,000, and hopes to raise AU$1.6 million to donate to a charity, which will build homes for the poor in her home state of Santa Catarina.
The auction ends December 12.