Hanna Kern, the self-described “medical school virgin,” called off the online auction for her virginity just as the auction was closing. According to Huffington Press, the auction fizzled just after Hanna received an offer for 801 thousand dollars. Kern says she has learned from her experience. She stated that she still has the same feelings regarding virginity and prostitution, but now understands why the virginity auctions rarely pan out. According to Kern’s update on her blog Musings of a Virgin Whore, it became more of a hassle than she expected, “At this point, I no longer care about the auction, at least not nearly enough. This was a very easy decision.” Kern says she has decided to refocus on medical school.
According to the Daily Mail though, much of the hassle involved bidders not being willing to go through the “vetting process.” Inquisitr reported last month, among the stipulations for bidders, the man would have needed to provide proof that he has no sexually transmitted diseases or infections as well as demonstrate ability to pay the tab for her virginity. The Daily Mail also reported that Kern’s professors at her college, the University of Washington, found out about the auction after she finally revealed her face and were displeased. The staff allowed her to take her final exams, but they will be discussing the matter next month. The online paper reported that her professors told Kern that she has put her medical career in serious jeopardy and called her virginity auction “immoral.” Hanna’s classmates were in disbelief when Kern revealed the true face of “Elizabeth Raine”, because they described the med school virgin as extremely shy. They felt it was completely out of character.
According to the Daily News report, Hanna completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Boulder in Colorado where she wrote numerous “incredibly complex medical papers.” At the University of Washington, Kern is specializing in bioengineering and has contributed to “a number of ground-breaking papers.”
Hanna’s musings as Elizabeth Raine began with commentary about the thrill of the eroticism and the opportunity to make a lot of money. In recent weeks, a political platform began to emerge on her blog. Kern wrote under the identity of her alter-ego Elizabeth Raine, “It is about the fact that we have not left patriarchy in the past (we all know male morality is not judged by the same standard), and that a woman still cannot chose to do with her body what she pleases without eliciting condemnation and hate from those (or some of those) around her.”
Though her future at the University of Washington is uncertain, the med school virgin does not act terribly concerned. Instead, she sees opportunity in the failed auction ordeal. Hanna Kern does not intend to waste the notoriety her blogging platform has earned during her virginity auction, “I will continue to be here blogging, reflecting on this journey, dissecting social issues, and documenting my return to ‘normal’ life. While there are so many things I have loved about this experience, this blog is unquestionably one of my favorites.”
[Photo via “Elizabeth Raine”]