Markets in Everything: Student Auctions Virginity
TIMES ONLINE -- "A student has auctioned her virginity to a stranger for almost $32,000 to help fund her university tuition fees. The 19-year-old New Zealand woman offered her virginity to the highest bidder in an online auction on the www.ineed.co.nz website after she found herself desperate for money.
The student, who called herself "Unigirl", said that she was delighted with the outcome and thanked auction participants who had bid more than she expected. "Thank you to the more than 30,000 people who viewed my ad and to the more than 1,200 offers made," she said on the auction site yesterday. "I have accepted an offer in excess of $NZ45,000 ($32,000), which is way beyond what I dreamt."
A spokesman for the New Zealand police, Jon Neilson, said that no law appeared to have been breached."
MP: So it would be legal in New Zealand for her to sell her virginity online, but illegal for her to sell one of her kidneys?