I recently read a story about a young woman in San Diego; I won’t mention her name, as i really don’t want to give her any more notoriety than she has already created for herself. Not to mention, I personally hope that she changes her mind about her decision to sell her virginity to the highest bidder.
For whenever a product is sold…there is a give and take; and while it may seem that the money is worth the loss of something that she values less than the money…it doesn’t mean that the trade of her integrity is the right thing to do. Integrity is a core value in a person. It is the state of being whole or undiminished; of adherring to moral or ethical principals; of honesty. While she may be honest in her expectations of the deal…it does deminish the perception of who she is that she could or would sell herself to a person who would basically rent her body. How will a future mate value her “virtue” if she herself devalues it?
This 22 year old woman has received a bid for 3.7 million dollars for the one time gift of her virginity. She allegedly got the idea to sell “it” after her sister allegedly prostituted herself for 3 months to pay for her college education. Wow…is this like a family tradition or what? I am sorry but, I am thinking this whole thing is wrong on so many levels.
First off, the idea of selling your virginity is not my idea of innocence. Evidently, it isn’t the dictionary’s idea of innocence either. The definition of innocence is: the quality or state of being innocent; freedom from sin or moral wrong; simplicity or lack of guile; naivete; lack of knowledge or understanding; freedom from legal or specific wrong; or, harmlessness.
This young woman may have a lack of sexual experience…however, she is not innocent or “unknowing”. She does understand what she is about to do. She knows that she is selling a “product-herself” for a large sum of money. She appears to understand that there are some people in this world who are willing to possess that “physical innocence” for a sum of money…even though that innocence is fleeting. The logic of paying mutiple millions of dollars for something this empty escapes me…I can’t help but to ponder, what type of person would consider something of this nature.
She allegedly said that she believes that both herself and the person that she does “it” with will both profit greatly from the deal. For herself, she plans to use some of the money to pay for an advanced degree in family and marriage therapy. Hmmmmm…interesting! Personally, I think it brings a whole new meaning to the idea of a profit/loss statement.
I wonder if she may someday have to use some of that money to pay for counseling once she takes that step into a marriage of her own…when both she and her future spouse have to come to terms with the physical and/or, psychological consequences of her actions regarding her virginity. Money is a poor balm to a mind and a soul that is damaged from selling itself to the highest bidder. Will she be able to trust that the person she chooses to marry is marrying her for herself and not for her money? Will she be able to find a person to love her, who can find kernels of a person of value…after she devalues herself, as a person, by selling her body?
After all, this isn’t a person who is being forced to sell herself…nor is she selling herself to “survive”; she is making a conscious choice to sell her body for money. When it is over, will she consider that she traded up?
Back to the definitions of innocence…freedom from sin or moral wrong (decay)…while some may try to deny that selling your body is wrong morally…the soul knows it’s worth. That is what a conscience is for. It gets troubled and disturbed when you do things that go against spiritual purity. That is a safety valve built within our very beings…it is designed by God to help us turn away from the very choices that have the ability to destroy us for eternity. That is my opinion.
Now, most anyone over the age of 10 understands about the exposure to STD’s from having sex with multiple partners. This woman does not pretend to have a future with the person who will use her for this sexual experience. That means that someday, she will eventually have other experiences with someone. She herself admits that she is using this unknown person, in my opinion, by alluding to the fact that she is in it for the money. I think in her mind, it is a straight up exchange of money for the sexual pleasure of sharing this 1st sexual experience with her. This decision could have lifelong impact on both her life and, that of this invisible person with excess money; not to mention…her future sexual partners and or, any children that she may have someday. In my book…exchanging sexual favors for money is prostitution and is illegal in California, last I knew.
Not that people don’t get involved in prostitution…however, they do get arrested for it; prostitution is a crime! What do you think of this situation?