Teenager sells virginity to save home
A Hungarian schoolgirl who auctioned off her virginity to a British businessman has called off the deal after he asked her to marry him.
The 17-year-old blonde - who started the sale to stop her mum's home being repossessed - says she is looking for a "saviour" not a husband.
The original sale was closed down by eBay, after the bidding had topped £100,000, but will reopen on Hungarian television this week.
The freckle-faced girl - who claims she has never had a boyfriend and lives in northern Hungary with her mother - explained: "I don't think there is anything wrong with it.
"It's just for one night. And I think it's actually quite romantic because the man who pays me this money will be helping to save my family from being homeless. He will be our saviour.
"I broke off with the British guy because he wanted to go too far. I'm not looking for a husband - I'm doing this for my family."
The girl launched the sale with a blog titled Miss Spring and was astonished by the response.
"I started to write a blog. But when hundreds and hundreds of men started to write emails and started a bid, I felt I couldn't hold the facts back from my mum any longer," she said.
"It is only the two of us living together as adults, and we both take care of my little brother, who is 20 months old.
"So keeping my secret felt unfair. I told my mum about the plan. She was shocked and begged me not to do it but how else will we raise the cash to save our home?
"Since the media frenzy started, a lot of people have called me a martyr or a slut. I am neither. I am just a girl who wants to have a better future, who wants to take care of her family."