A Virgin for Sale Shares His Story

In the Sydney Morning Herald’s weekend magazine, Tim Elliott talks 24-year-old Alexander Stepanov, one of the volunteers in a controversial Australian-made documentary about virgins who were willing to auction off their virginity. Catarina Migliorini, the other volunteer, attracted a bid of $780,000, while the bid for Stepanov reached a much lower figure of $2,600. Stepanov says he never volunteered for the documentary for fame or money. “Some people may hate this, and some people may say this is disgraceful, and they have every right to say that,” he now says.