A 20-year-old woman from Washington state is auctioning off her virginity in order to raise funds to rebuild her family’s home destroyed by a fire.
Katherine Stone’s family home in Seattle was destroyed by a fire in 2014, after which her family was forced to live on the burned-out property due to the fact that they had no insurance, KSAT reported.
Stone found an ad on Facebook for a legal brothel in Nevada, and she met Dennis Hof, the owner of seven legal brothels in Nevada.
“I talked to my people and I talked to her and she convinced me that this is something she wanted to do,” Hof told InsideEdition.com.
After speaking to Hof, with the support of her mother, she moved to one of Hof’s brothels where she lives and works.
“I was definitely scared throughout the whole thing,” Stone told InsideEdition.com. “I was intimidated because I was brand new to the sex industry.”
Despite her fears, Stone found that many of the ladies who worked at the brothel were supportive.
“It’s just a good environment; we have fun here,” she said.
Bids for Stone’s virginity have reached $400,000, but she hasn’t accepted any offers yet because the guys either didn’t have enough money or she didn’t like the guy making the offer.
“She hasn’t found the right situation,” said Hof. “She’s had guys that she’s liked that didn’t have enough money and she’s had guys that had enough but she didn’t like them.”
Stone says she’s waiting for someone who feels comfortable with what she is doing and is not letting negative criticism get to her.
“The whole time I’ve been here, I’ve come to terms with what I’m doing,” she said. “I’m definitely ready.”