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Virginity Auction Of Brazilian Teen Rebecca Bernardo Helps Sick Mother

Virginity Auction Of Brazilian Teen Rebecca Bernardo Helps Sick Mother

The virginity auction of Brazilian teen Rebecca Bernardo has already gathered the world’s attention. So far her virginity auction has received three bids, with the highest being $35,000. The 18-year-old says she is auctioning off her virginity in an effort to raise money for the care of her sick mother and so she can relocate.

After announcing the auction on YouTube, the Sapeacu native told CNN why she made these plans to prostitute herself before the world with a virginity auction:

“I made up my mind right after my 18th birthday. That’s when my mother suffered a stroke.”

According to neighbors in Brazil, Rebecca Bernado never knew her father and her sister died years ago, so there is no one at home to help with her mother. The stroke left her mother unable to feed herself or go to the bathroom alone, so neighbors say she feels like she has no other choice:

“She had no one to go to, no one to help. This is the only solution she found.”

Rebecca’s mother does not approve of the virginity auction plan and hopes that Bernardo will get a job instead. An offer by a Brazilian TV network to pay for her mother’s medical expenses was apparently refused as Rebecca Bernardo is also seeking money to relocate.

Despite these plans, Rebecca Bernardo told the New York Daily News she does not consider herself to be committing prostitution, which is actually legal in Brazil:

“If you only do it once in your life then you are not a prostitute, just like if you take one amazing photograph it does not automatically make you a photographer. There comes a time when you have to make decisions to get what you want. You have to be strong. It’s a lot of responsibility to face alone. I’m not really prepared.”

This isn’t the first case of a virgin selling herself in Brazil. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, 20-year-old Catarina Migilorini put her virginity on sale online as part of an auction organized by an Australian documentary filmmaker. The film is to be called Virgins Wanted, and Migilorini eventually accepted an offer of $780,000.

This large sum of cash is reportedly what tempted Rebecca Bernardo to copycat the idea. In addition, Migilorini has now accepted an offer to pose for Playboy. Brazil’s government has gone out of its way to block her from leaving the country by imposing visa issues. Brazil’s attorney general, Joao Pedro de Saboia Bandeira de Mello Filho, considers these virginity auctions to be people trafficking. We might assume that Rebecca Bernardo may face the same difficulties with whoever wins her virginity.

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8 Responses to “Virginity Auction Of Brazilian Teen Rebecca Bernardo Helps Sick Mother”

  1. Tayla Holman

    "If you only do it once in your life then you are not a prostitute."

    By that logic, someone who rapes once wouldn't be a rapist, and someone who kills once wouldn't be a murderer. So glad I am armed with that knowledge now!

    Knowing that her mother doesn't approve, I don't think her reason for doing this is entirely altruistic. The other girl who did this set a terrible example, and I won't be surprised to see even more girls copying them.

  2. Myla Seabrook

    I don't know if I'd go so far as to call her a prostitute. She's a young woman responding to a terrible situation apparently the best way she knows how. It's a horrible thing to be without resources or someone to help you, and even more difficult to handle when you're just a teen.

  3. Myla Seabrook

    I don't know if I'd go so far as to call her a prostitute. She's a young woman responding to a terrible situation apparently the best way she knows how. It's a horrible thing to be without resources or someone to help you, and even more difficult to handle when you're just a teen.

  4. Myla Seabrook

    Rather than being concerned with what we should call her, I'm more concerned about why something like this is even a thought for anyone who finds themselves with a big problem.

  5. Tayla Holman

    I wouldn't necessarily call her a prostitute either, I just think her reasoning is extremely flawed. It kind of opens up a can of worms because then anyone who does something once would try to use that argument.

    It's unfortunate that she felt this was the the only way to tackle this situation. I personally would have taken the offer by the network, but that's just me.

  6. Fábio Braga Vasconcelos

    Well, she is just a kid so I would not take her opinion too seriously.

    What gets to me is the fact she refused the help from a TV network. She probably thinks her life will be better if she moves to a bigger centre such as Sao Paulo or Rio, clearly not the case as she will probably find some nice guy who will end up transforming her in a prostitute.

  7. Robson Makumbe

    Selling the virginity ain't an asnwer. what is needed is the lasting solution to the young lady's problem. All she needs to do is simple just pray and if the mother die that's what God wants but the girl will be at peace with herself.