Virgins For Sale

By | March 16, 2010

It’s that time of year again. You mean you hadn’t noticed?

Well, in case you didn’t know it’s time for someone to get themselves in the news with a story of dubious voracity and gratuitous sexual content. One of the most popular types of such story is the “I’m auctioning my virginity to pay my way through college”. However there’s also the “I had to become a sex worker when [insert tragic circumstance leading to financial insecurity] happened.”

Maybe I’m cynical but not without reason. One of the most laughable stories in this vein last year was about a woman who claimed that a bra she ordered online came with a suggestive note from the guy who packed it asking for naughty pictures of her and a meeting … There are so many holes in the account of events that you have to say “Slow news day!”

Well, it sells papers, though not as many as it used to because if you want titillating drivel there’s loads for free on the Internet now.

I wonder just how incredible a story has to be before people generally regard it as complete bollocks?