Las Vegas (CBS LAS VEGAS) — The medical school student who held an auction for her virginity that received a highest bid for $801,000 says that “the terms of the auction will not be fulfilled.”
Writing through her blog, “Musings of a Virgin Whore,” the “Med School Virgin” said that the auction ended on May 7 “as planned,” but adds that “with the blessings of my management and the high bidders, I have decided to put a stop to this kerfuffle (to describe it nicely) and return my focus to my medical training.”
Using the alias “Elizabeth Raine,” the 28-year-old self-proclaimed virgin had previously advertised that she was willing to submit to a medical examination or polygraph as proof to the winning bidder. CBS Las Vegas previously reported that the offer stood at $550,000 but Raine’s website says that “large volumes of interest” have since been attracted to the website in addition to the quarter-of-a-million dollar bid increase.
However, citing a need to return to her medical studies, she briefly apologized and thanked those following the auction through her blog.
“I still do possess some spitefully strong beliefs about virginity, prostitution, and a woman’s right to do as she damned pleases, but school is my first priority (as it has been for my entire life). At this point, I no longer care about the auction, at all. This was a very easy decision,” she writes. “However, this does not mean I do not care about the people I have met along the way, the heap of life lessons I have been given, the personal transformation that could not be helped, and the social causes that I have discovered. All of these things have real meaning, as opposed to the money. And while this experience has had its ups and downs (and yes, this past week was a down), I am truly so much better for it.”
From the previous CBS Las Vegas reports, the blonde “Med School Virgin” wrote that she has attended “excellent private schools,” had a bachelor’s degree and is currently a student in a combined MD/PhD program at a “leading university.” The auction website “About Me” section said that she was born in the U.S. but spent much of her time growing up abroad.
She writes on her blog that she is not using the auction “to earn status, money, or feed my own ego.” However, she does note that she obviously wants the financial benefit.
Her height is listed as 5-foot-10 and her weight as 130 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes.
“I approach people with warmth and curiosity, and I am careful not to overlook anyone. I have found the most complex and wonderful individuals are rarely the most obvious ones,” reads one of her self-described details.
“I hate to plan life, and instead embrace its mysteries and twists, in addition to its breathtaking moments,” she describes, although she said she has been planning the auction for one-year and is “more educated about prostitution, virginity and slut-shaming.”
Nevada is currently the only state in the U.S. where prostitution is legal. She will reportedly engage in the sexual intercourse in Australia as a way of circumventing American prostitution laws.
In the course of a self-interview posted to the website, Raine says she does not care about being labeled a prostitute by some, and she describes that while she does not advocate prostitution she supports the “decriminalization and destigmatization” of the world’s oldest profession.
She quotes late comedian George Carlin’s thoughts on prostitution: “Why should it be illegal to sell something that is perfectly legal to give away?”
She said she had no “moral objection” to the auction, and said she operates from her own moral code “founded on a world of education and human emotion.” She wrote that her virginity “has never been anything less than a source of personal freedom and power, even prior to placing it up for auction.”
She had promised to donate 35 percent of the auction proceeds to a charity “that brings education to women in developing countries.”