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'Virgin Whore' Med Student Elizabeth Raine Decides to End Virginity Auction

| by Allison Geller

“Virgin whore” Elizabeth Raine, the med student who decided to auction off her virginity to the highest bidder and blog about it, has announced that the deal is off. She wrote in a blog post that she decided to “put a stop to this kerfuffle.”

Gawker reports that “Raine” (not her real name) fetched over $800,000 for her virginity—but decided not to go through with it.

"The bidding closed yesterday as planned (high bid was $801,000), but I am here to tell you that the terms of the auction will not be fulfilled,” Raine wrote in a blog post yesterday.

“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. 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."

After keeping her face hidden, the med student decided to reveal her identity in late April—leading to an influx of bids.

"I actually didn't like the anonymity. People mistake it for shame," she told The Huffington Post. "Plus, there has been some speculation that I'd be outed and I wanted to do it on my own terms."

Raine, an American who spent a large portion of her childhood in Saudi Arabia, was planning on going through with the act in Australia due to laws against prostitution in the States.

While the endeavor was initially a monetary mission for Raine, she describes it as a “personal transformation.”

"I'm more educated about prostitution, virginity and slut-shaming," Raine told the Huffington Post.

"It is no longer about the money," she wrote recently on her blog. "Instead, very broadly, it is about how society continues to exercise control over female sexuality by chaining it tightly to female morality.”

Sources: GawkerThe Huffington Post