A woman is auctioning her virginity to help her family following a devastating house fire.
Katherine Stone, 20, left Seattle to work in one of Nevada's infamous legal brothels after spotting an advertisement on Facebook.
There, she is advertising her virginity for $400,000 - however she won't accept a bid unless she feels a "connection" with the person.
Speaking to CNN, she said:
"People say you are supposed to do it for love. But if you think about it, I am doing it because I love my family."
Stone struck up a deal with brothel tycoon Dennis Hof in 2015. Hof stated she could sell her virginity at his brothel - as long as he gets a 50% cut.
Until then, she works at the brothel and offers non-intercourse services to raise money for her family who didn't have insurance when the fire destroyed their home.She said:
"I'm waiting for a man who I feel a connection with so that the experience can be special for both of us.
"I have the right to choose what I do with my body. And in this troubling economy, do you blame me?"