This woman is in the market once more.
Miss Catarina Migliorini, 21, is auctioning off her virginity again in another online auction, claiming that last year's deal was not consummated.
This time, the Brazilian has set up her own website, VirginsWanted2.com, where bidding is officially open. The minimum bid starts at US$100,000 (S$124,000), Time magazine reported.
Miss Migliorini said she hopes to net US$1.5 million. The bidding closes on Dec 12, The Huffington Post reported.
She said: "After being featured by so many media outlets in so many countries, I decided to actually auction off my virginity."
Medical experts like Dr Elizabeth Lyster, a gynaecologist in California, were incredulous. The time-honoured technique of using an intact hymen to measure virginity is not foolproof, since it can be ruptured from activities like running or inserting a tampon.
"It causes a lot of problems in religious circles," Dr Lyster told The Huffington Post.
WILLING TO BE TESTED
Miss Migliorini said on Tuesday that she is willing to subject herself to virginity tests.
"When I say I am a virgin, it's because there is no one in the world that can prove the contrary.
"I never had sexual relations of any type with anyone."
Her previous auction was part of a proposed documentary called Virgins Wanted, being made by Australian film-maker Justin Sisely.
The auction made her a celebrity and Playboy cover girl in her native country, but also aroused controversy and scepticism.
She alleged she was duped by Mr Sisely and said she was not given the US$780,000 a 53-year-old Japanese millionaire had apparently paid for her purity, so the deal did not go through, UK's Daily Mail reported.
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