The medical student turned virgin prostitute known as Elizabeth Raine has withdrawn her offer, deciding that her dreams of becoming an esteemed physician could possibly be derailed if she establishes the reputation associated with selling your virginity.
The 28-year-old broke the news on her blog, musingsofavirginwhore.com, 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)."
Keeping a charitable promise is also no longer among her top priorities, as Raine originally said that 35 percent of the proceeds would go to an organization that educates women in developing countries.
Raine, who only recently revealed her face just one week ago, said the decision was "easy," despite attaining a top bid of over $800,000.
She went on to say that the cash reward is meaningless compared to the "personal transformation" and "heap of life lessons" she's experienced since putting her virginity up for auction on March 31.
But it hasn't been about the money for a while now, the UK Metro reports, as Raine recently declared that that the new purpose of the auction is making a statement about "how society continues to exercise control over female sexuality by chaining it tightly to female morality."
The 5'10, 130-pound blonde seems to have finally passed that universal stage that the typical American young adult goes through, when it suddenly becomes apparent that having sex for money is not, in fact, a beneficial endeavor.
"I hope you are not too disappointed, I do realize this is another virginity auction stopped short. Honestly though, having tried it, I think there is always going to be something" Raine signed off on her blog.
She added that she will attempt to stay in the spotlight by continuing to blog about her stances on women's rights and her mission to be viewed as an intelligent human being.
"And this is not the end of my story, only the end of my auction. I will continue to be here blogging, reflecting on this journey, dissecting social issues, and documenting my return to 'normal' life."
Our deepest condolences to Bidder 27, who won the bid by placing the greatest offer by 8 pm last Wednesday. We hope he has learned his lesson as well... and will know to put up up more money next time.