Brazilian girl who auctioned virginity 'may not be able to prove chastity'

Published: Oct 29, 2012, 13:26 IST | Agencies |

It is nearly impossible for Catarina Migliorini, who recently auctioned off her virginity for 780,000 dollars, to prove whether she's a virgin, experts say.

The 20-year-old Brazilian auctioned off her virginity for more than three-quarters of a million dollars and bidders were told that her virginity could be medically verified.

However, experts say this is not possible.

Catarina Migliorini
Catarina Migliorini

A man named “Natsu” won the online auction, which was sponsored by an Australia-based website, and now has exclusive rights to deflower the self-proclaimed virgin.

Auction organizer Justin Sisely, an Australian filmmaker, is making a documentary about the project, which also included a male self-proclaimed virgin, Alex Stepanov, whose bid to lose his virginity netted 3,000 dollars.

Sisely said that Migliorini has agreed to submit to a series of tests to prove she is indeed a virgin.

“The female virgin will undergo a medical examination by an accredited gynecologist and provide the winning bidder with medical evidence of her virginity.
The virgin must provide a document from the gynecologist that certifies her claim to virginity. The accompanying medical certificate will be a statutory declaration that supports her claim to virginity,” the Huffington Post quoted the website as saying.

The website states that “there can be no medical examination to prove the male’s virginity.”

According to Sisely, there are tests that can prove whether a woman is a virgin, but experts say it’s nearly impossible for Migliorini or any woman to prove whether or not she is actually a virgin.

Bat Sheva Marcus, a licensed master social worker with a master’s in public health and a self-proclaimed “sexual dysfunction specialist”, who works as clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in New York, said there is “no way unequivocally” to conduct the type of test that Sisely suggests.

“The hymen is the usual way to determine virginity, but hymens come in all shapes and sizes,” Marcus said. 

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