Katherine Stone recently signed up to work at one of Nevada’s infamous legal brothels – but not to have sex.
Instead, the 20-year-old has offered something other women working at the brothel couldn’t offer: Her virginity – but it’ll cost you £325,000.
Stone’s decision has been met with controversy from those who believe a woman’s first time should be done for love, but she says that’s exactly what she’s doing.
In 2014, Stone’s family home in Seattle, Washington, was destroyed by a fire. Without insurance, they were forced to continue living there, CNN reports.
Days later, Stone came across a Facebook advertisement for legal brothels. Stone said: “It made me think, ‘Wow, it’s a chance at fixing all that I need to fix.'”
Dennis Hof, who owns seven of Nevada’s 19 legal brothels, agreed to offer bidders her virginity – for a 50% cut.
In an effort to salvage her family’s damaged home, Stone packed her bags and left for one of Hof’s brothels.
She said: “People say you are suppose to do it for love. But if you think about it, I am doing it because I love my family.”
At the moment, Stone, who hopes to one day become a lawyer, says her virginity bid is a little over $400,000 – and she’s still waiting to accept an offer.
She told CNN: “I’m waiting for a man who I feel a connection with so that the experience can be special for both of us. It’s really not just about the money.”
While she waits, Stone is still ‘contracted by Dennis Hof to legally provide services to gentlemen who are seeking experiences’ other than intercourse, she says.
And even after her virginity is auctioned, Stone says she has no intentions of leaving the ranch, saying: “I anticipate to continue working at the ranch for the next five years. I plan to go to law school in the future.”