A cash-strapped Kiwi student is selling her virginity to the highest online bidder.

Unigirl, a 19-year-old from Northland, has placed an ad on website I Need.

“I am desperate for money to pay my ongoing fees. I have never had a sexual relationship and am still a virgin. I am offering my virginity by tender to the highest bidder as long as all personal safety aspects are observed,” reads the ad.”

David Do, co-president of the Union of Students Associations, said the union sympathised with Unigirl’s financial situation. “Many students are hard-up given the recession.”

Catherine Healy, of the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, said she hadn’t heard of anyone else selling their virginity and found the listing “worrying”.

But sexologist Blair Bishop said he saw no problem with Unigirl’s offer. “It’s just a novel form of sex work.” – Herald on Sunday