An 18-year-old girl named Aleexandra Kefren is raising eyebrows everywhere with her unorthodox (to say the least) plan to lose her virginity: she has used an online escort service to auction off her first sexual experience for the price of roughly $2 million USD.
Kefren, who is from Romania, was concerned for her family’s financial well-being. According to the teenager, her parents were due to be kicked out of their home this year, and Kefren was looking for a way to … well, “provide,” I suppose.
Kefren originally discussed her decision to auction off her virginity back in November on UK television show The Morning. She told the hosts that watching Indecent Proposal when she was younger alerted her to possibility of men paying large sums of money for a single night of sexual favors.
“I was 15 and said ‘Maybe I can do this too with my virginity.’ And I looked it up on the internet and saw some girls who sold themselves for €3.5million or more.”
Kefren proceeded to use the online escort service, Cinderella Escorts, to auction off her maidenhood to the highest bidder. Eventually, a businessman from Hong Kong won the bidding war for around $2 million USD. Cinderella Escorts will reportedly take 20% of the cut.
Kefren says that the date is set for their consummation, and the hotel is booked. She has spoken to the man over the phone, and says he seems “friendly.”
She says that she still wants to assert the fact that she is going through with this act in order to buy a house for her family. “I live in a very poor country, so I need to help my parents and buy them a home.”
“I’m just looking at it strictly business, not emotional. I think it will be alright, I will just drink a glass of wine and it will go through … I will not think about it, I know the cost, I know what I’m doing it for, not the actual thing.”
Kefren has been tested for STDs, although she seems somewhat apathetic as to whether or not her future paramour will be tested. “I was tested before and after the buyer wins the bidding I will go and test again in his country. Yes probably we will test him too.”
Though the situation is obviously horrible and heartbreaking, Kefren remains somewhat practical about everything. She says that she doesn’t want to be overly romantic about her virginity.
“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.
“How many would possibly forgo their first time in retrospect if they could have £2million instead?”
Regardless of how pragmatic her reasoning may sound, I feel obligated to insert my personal opinion here, for any young women who might be reading this and musing about the possibility of selling their body for millions of dollars. Though it sounds admittedly somewhat This kind of decision is incredibly heart-wrenching, because no woman should feel like she is backed into a corner to the point that she must sell herself in a sexual manner. This isn’t a “WTF?” story. This is an incredibly sad story.
That said, this girl also doesn’t need my judgement, or yours. If she’s comfortable and confident in her decision, made of her own volition, then criticizing her life choices will likely accomplish very little.
And, as meager and bleak as it sounds, I hope everything works out for her.