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An 18-year-old woman has posted an advert online 'selling' her virginity. Nicole, who hails from Italy and says she has received one offer of £890,000 ($1.2 million), spoke to the Sun about her decision.
WOMAN ON THIS MORNING EXPLAINS WHY SHE AUCTIONED HER VIRGINITY:
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"I decided when I was 16 that my virginity was precious," she told the newspaper. "I was in a relationship with a man much older than me, but I decided I would only lose my virginity to the man I love and the man I want to marry in the future.
"He told me he wanted to stay with me all my life, that he loved me, and that he wanted to have a family with me but I was only 16 and I was scared so I decided to split up with him."
After splitting with the man Nicole (which is a pseudonym) began thinking about her future life and career. She decided that she wanted to study at Cambridge University.
"I wanted a good education," she told the Sun. "So I started looking on the web for ways to finance my studies and I came across a series of auction adverts and found there were girls who had sold themselves for £3.1m ($4.2) so I decided I would do the same when I turned 18.
"I hope to get as much as possible to fund my studies, to help my sister and my family, and buy my parents a house. There are a lot of men interested who are writing to the agency and the highest offer we have at the moment is €1m (£890,000)."
Nicole posted her advert on European website Elite Models VIP. Selling sex is legal in Italy, though brothels, pimping and prostitution rings have been illegal since 1958. However, the legality of the woman's ad could be called into question depending on the country her 'client' is based.
Nicole is far from the first person to auction her virginity online - in March last year, 18-year-old Aleexandra Kefren successfully sold hers for an eye-watering fee of £2m ($2.7m).
"I wanted to sell my virginity with Cinderella Escorts rather than giving it to a future friend who might have left me anyway. And I think many other girls have the same attitude," Aleexandra said, as reported by the Metro. "How many would possibly forgo their first time in retrospect if they could have 2.3 million euros instead?"
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