What Price Do You Put On Virginity?

The Torah commands that a man who takes a woman’s virginity must either marry her or pay her father what her virginity is worth.

Dennis Prager says we observe this law today — virginity is worth nothing, so we pay nothing.

I don’t agree with Prager. Among many men I know, the idea of seducing a virgin is a big deal.

What’s the old saw? Every man wants to be a woman’s first. Every woman wants to be a man’s last.

Claire Gordon writes:

Last week, a 19-year-old New Zealand student, known only as Unigirl, sold her virginity to a stranger for $32,000. Her online ad was viewed by 30,000 people and received over 1,200 offers. Thanks to the Internet, women like Unigirl are putting their sexual initiation up for sale in the very public marketplace. Though these auctions have a new global reach, the pricing of virginity is an ancient human practice

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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