It has emerged that a Hungarian teen with dreams of going to university to become a doctor has sold her virginity to a British customer for 200,000 pounds.
The sale, which had initially been launched on eBay, was pulled after the online auction giant discovered the nature of the transaction, but it continued by email.
The 18-year-old girl, who identified herself only as Miss Spring, has already qualified for a place at a university, but she says she has put it on hold to help her family.
"My family has debts, we cannot afford to pay them. My mother borrowed a lot of money in Swiss Francs, and now with the credit crunch in Hungary the repayments in Hungarian forints have tripled, she couldn't pay it back," the Sun quoted her as saying.
"We faced losing our home and being on the street. I want to be able to pay back those loans - that's why I came up with the idea for this auction.
"It is not such a lot of money for what is on offer, considering half will vanish in tax, but it will be enough to pay of my debts and leave us clear.
"I was in contact with two final bidders - the Irish guy and the British guy. Both wanted me to come to them. I chose the British guy. He was very sympathetic to my cause.
"Both men wanted to marry me take care of me and my family. But for me this was supposed to be a one off thing. Getting married and living with someone is a challenge I am not sure I am yet ready for.
"However I would really like the opportunity to go to Britain or Ireland. So who knows," she added.