Natalie Dylan, the 22-year-old woman auctioning off her virginity through the Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel in Nevada, was on Tyra today. (She's had 5,000 bidders, with the highest bid so far being $3.8 million.) Automatically, when reading the headlines about Natalie, the initial reaction would be that she's in it for the money, or that she's just a liar out to get some attention. This speaks volumes about the way our society thinks about women's sexuality, and that's exactly why Natalie has chosen to go on this journey. She's a feminist, working on her master's thesis on the dichotomous nature between virginity and prostitution. So does this make Natalie the first official virgin/whore? She explains her experiment in the clip above, and answers Tyra's stupid questions after the jump.
Count me in that supposed 50% that approves. She's doing this legally, she's doing it for research, and she's going to make a nice chunk of change to pay for grad school. I can't see anything wrong with it.
Virginity isn't "special" to some people. It wasn't to me.