Came across a story this morning that I was quite frankly very surprised at -
Young female virgins pay for sex
11:00 AEST Thu Oct 30 2008
Young female virgins are increasingly turning to male prostitutes for a "clinical" way of dealing with their first sexual experience, Australian sex industry workers have revealed to ninemsn.
The women, mainly aged in their late teens to early 20s, are paying upwards of $250 per hour for male "escorts" to deflower them.
Global Escorts owner and founder Berney told ninemsn his Melbourne agency had noticed an increase in the number of female virgins seeking their escort services over the last five years.
"They're younger ladies who tell us they're virgins … they want to do it gently and clinically," he said.
Vivian from the Sydney-based Escorts for Women — whose male escorts charge from $250 to $500 per hour for "private time" — said she had also noticed the trend.
"Some of our clients are virgins," she told ninemsn.
"I'd say they are generally aged in their early 20s and are women who want their first time to be special, or to be taught how to make love."
But things don't always run smoothly despite the young women paying big money for the experience, Berney admits.
Some of Berney's escorts had told him horror stories of virgins who had been unprepared for the reality of what is involved.
"It can be hard when the young lady is so inexperienced … they don't know where to start and can't handle it," he said.
"Psychologically it's a problem for them and they just clamp up."
And while some Australian women are paying to lose their virginity, some women overseas are cashing in on theirs.
Italian showgirl and bikini model Raffella Fico announced plans in September to sell her virginity — for $1.8 million.
The 20-year-old told an Italian magazine she was offering herself up for the cash to help pay for acting classes.
Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old college student, is currently in the process of auctioning her virginity through a Nevada brothel, to pay for her tuition fees.
Berney, whose Global Escorts Agency was the first business in Australia to offer sexual services for women when it opened 20 years ago, said it is still very much a niche market.
"Compared to Europe, the industry in Australia is tiny, but it's growing as society's attitude towards sex and women changes," he said.
The type of women seeking out male prostitutes were "many and varied", Berney said.
"We have clients who are professional white collar ladies and some are your average run-of-the-mill working girl."
"Some ladies will basically save up to do it once a month, or there are others who are about to get married and want to have one last fling.
"Then there are women who have a fear of going out there and meeting the wrong man, perhaps because they have been treated badly on the first occasion."
Basically just wondering what you think. Of course the first time can be daunting but would you ever have resorted to this? Is there method in their madness?