Katherine Stone, a 20-year-old woman, is auctioning off her virginity to help her family after her home was destroyed by a fire.
Her family having financial issues, she began looking for options to help her family out. That’s when she stumbled upon legal brothels.
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CNN reports: In 2014, Stone’s family home in Seattle, Washington, was destroyed by a fire. Without insurance, Stone and her family found themselves forced to remain in the scorched property.
Then came the day when she noticed an ad on Facebook, and “I found out all about the brothels and the money and it made me think, ‘Wow, it’s a chance at fixing all that I need to fix.'”
While prostitution is practiced across the United States, Nevada is the only state where it’s a legal activity. Any Nevada county with a population below 700,000 can host a brothel and, as of 2015, there were 19 brothels operating in the state.
Brothel tycoon Dennis Hof owns seven of Nevada’s legal bordellos, and that’s who Stone turned to last year for help.
Hof — who says he receives two to three similar requests a week — agreed to sell Stone’s one-time service with the understanding that he’ll take a 50% cut from the profits of the final bid.
People say you are suppose to do it for love. And if you think about it, she is doing it because she loves her family.
Like the brothels themselves, Stone’s decision has been controversial. “I read an article about myself online that made me cry,” Stone recalls. “It was a Christian lady; she said I had no self-respect, which I disagree with completely. I mean, I obviously value myself.”
At the moment, Stone says, her virginity bid is a little over $400,000 — and she’s still waiting to accept an offer.
She is waiting for a man who I feel a connection with so that the experience can be special for both of them. It’s really not just about the money.
Even after her virginity is auctioned, Stone says she has no intentions of leaving the ranch as she plans to go to law school in the future.
Hof employs over 500 women at his ranches in Nevada, with roughly 30 working every weeknight at the famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch.
He ads about the contract: “It’s controversial; there is not any question about that. But it is her choice. I don’t think it is a good idea for a girl to drink six tequilas and lose her virginity on the bathroom floor in a frat house … If she wants to (sell) it, I think that’s great.”
Do you blame her in this troubling economy?