According to a report by The Sun UK, a desperate Ukrainian student is currently offering to sell her virginity to a "real man" because she urgently needs £1,500.
The teenager, named Yulia, told a local newspaper in Melitopol: "Sooner or later I will have to say goodbye to it. So it is better to do it this way than at some drunken party."
Her advertisement headed "Virginity for Sale" appears alongside notices seeking buyers for alarm clocks, antiques and businesses in a local freesheet.
It reads: "Lovely girl, 18 years old, a student. Will give my virginity to a serious man who offers me financial assistance of 50,000 hryvnia (£1,500).
"The meeting will take place in Melitopol only at a place of my choice." She claims she needs the money for a good cause, she said, not to spend on "entertainment" or to "waste".
Candidates were told to call her on Skype. A picture said to show a glimpse of Yulia is included in the advertisement. She told journalists she would submit to a medical examination at a local hospital nominated by her "sponsor" to prove she was still a virgin.
She explained that she had had boyfriends before but had kept her virginity.
"There will be no competition," she said. "I will say yes to the first real man." However, the first responses to her advertisement were not "serious", she said.
She had a plan to guard against her suitor being "a maniac or other unsuitable person", she said.
A male friend would accompany her to collect the money when she first meets her "date." If Yulia did not call him in one hour after the payment was made, he would call the police.
She said she needed the money urgently for an important reason but declined to say what it was.
"This is private," she said.
The freesheet Torbinka said it was the first time they had carried an advertisement selling virginity.