Natalie Dylan, 22, is auctioning off her virginity to fund her master's degree in Family and Marriage therapy. Her offer of a one-night stand has persuaded 10,000 men to bid for sex with her and has reached £2.5million ($3.7m).
Miss Dylan, who has a degree in Women's Studies insisted she is not demeaning herself. The California resident, said she was persuaded to offer herself to the highest bidder after her sister Avia, 23, paid for her own degree after working as a prostitute for three weeks.
Miss Dylan said she received a lot of attention from a wide range of men, including "weirdos", "those who get really graphically sexual about what they want to do to me" and "lots of polite requests from rich businessmen. I know that a lot of people will condemn me for this because it's so taboo but I really don't have a problem with that. I think me and the person I do it with will both profit greatly from the deal." She added: "It's shocking that men will pay so much for someone's virginity, which isn't even prized so highly anymore."
Miss Dylan has no right to auction off her virginity. Her virginity belongs to her future husband should she choose to get married. By losing her virginity so recklessly she takes from her husband the one thing that she can never give him. This special gift can only be given once and she is denying that from her husband.
This action by Miss Dylan is an abuse of her sexual powers. Sex was never meant to be sold at a price. It has a purpose, to bring new life into the world and unite husband and wife together in a special way.
Sex is being abused so much these days. Instead of being an expression of love and total self giving to the other spouse it has now become, for some, a commodity which can be bought and sold. This cheapens it and lowers its dignity within society. It's not just a personal contract that's going on here, it has an impact on everyone.
As a future “Family and Marriage” therapist you would think that Miss Dylan would be aware of the nature and purpose of sex.