An 18-year-old in Russia just sold her virginity for the bargain price of $27,950. Ok, it’s a lot for her, I suppose, and although I’m not really up on the going rates for prostitution these days, it seems like a lot for one transaction. But still -- for someone’s virginity? Less than 30 grand is practically a steal!
The teenager, known only as Shatuniha, listed her “flower” for sale online, in the “new, not used” category. She said, “I am in urgent need of money, so I am selling the most precious thing I possess ... I am ready to meet up soon, even as soon as tomorrow, and I am ready to have my virginity verified.”
Oy. My heart hurts. Shatuniha even made plans to ensure that she wouldn’t get screwed (well, screwed over at least, since she was selling her virginity, I’m going to assume some sort of screwing was going to take place). She would bring a friend to collect the cash, and then a rendezvous could be arranged with the winning bidder.
Meanwhile, the police say that this doesn’t violate any prostitution laws. A spokesman for the cops in Krasnoyarsk said, "This situation is neither an administrative nor a criminal violation ... nor does it fit into a description of the 'Prostitution' clause from the Code of the Administrative Violations.”
Since when does selling sex for money not constitute prostitution? The police said they had “no right to give a moral assessment of the girl’s actions,” but come on! Why are they condoning this? Putting a kibosh on a teenager prostituting herself shouldn’t be seen as giving an unnecessary moral assessment, it should just be a given.
Do you think this constitutes teenage prostitution?
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