Two Dutch students have become the latest in a series of women to auction their virginity online.
Lola, 18, and Monica, 20, both from the Netherlands, have offered their bodies to the highest bidder on the tarnished Cinderella Escorts website, which hosts listings from virgins from all over the world.
Bids for both young women currently start at 20,000 euros (£17,682) and the website claims they have been ‘verified’ as virgins through medical testing.
Lola and Monica say they will use the money they earn to help cover the costs of a university education.
Schoolgirl Lola is one of the latest additions to the website, which recently listed its first British virgin, a student from London named Jasmin.
Lola said: ‘I want to sell my virginity on Cinderella Escorts because I want to pay for my school and live a life free of financial worries. I will also use this money to help my family with some various debts that they have.’
Lola explained that while many people disagree with her decision, she added: ‘Not many people actually stay with the person that they lost their virginity to for their entire life.’
She therefore decided to ‘rather do something like this where I not only benefit but I also avoid getting my feelings hurt by someone who might leave me when he’s finished with me’.
Meanwhile Monica, 23, said she still had not found ‘someone worth giving my virginity to’ and added: ‘Doing this would also help fund my studies due to the fact that university is not cheap.’
Monica went on: ‘I like that we live in a society and time where we can decide what we would like to do with our bodies. It’s important to me to feel in control of my body.
‘While some people may not agree with me I think that this is best for me and it will also help me secure my future.’
They follow 26-year-old student Jasmin from London, who hit national news headlines this week after bids for her virginity already reached £100,000.
She revealed her parents agreed with the decision to sell her virginity rather than wait for the right person.
Jasmin said: ‘I really respect ladies who are traditional and want to wait for sex until after marriage. I was one of them. I really wanted to wait for the right one. But I don’t want to wait any longer.
‘So I chose another way which will make me happy. I am sure about my decision.’
Cinderella Escorts rose to worldwide fame after the auction in 2016 of Aleexandra Khefren, an 18-year-old Romanian model who sold her virginity for 2.3 million euros (£2 million) to an anonymous businessman from Hong Kong.
Twenty percent of each auction goes as a fee to Cinderella Escorts, according to local media.
The man behind Germany’s most famous escort website is 27-year-old Jan Zakobielski, who runs the business from Dortmund, and likens a woman’s virginity to a ‘very old wine’ or a ‘luxury car’.
Zakobielski said: ‘No one makes these young women do anything they don’t want to do. They have their own minds and their own opinions on sexuality.’
Selling their body to the highest bidder is legal under German law.
According to Zakobielski, the meeting of each girl and the winning client must therefore take place in Germany, with the buyer able to choose a hotel for the night.