A woman hailing from California, US, has decided to auction off her virginity after she found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her.

When going through a break-up, different people have different ways of dealing with the heartbreak but 23-year-old Bailey Gibson decided that the best way for her would be to profit from the experience.

While talking to reporters, Gibson said that she was saving herself for marriage but has now decided to auction off her sexual experience in Nevada. She says that she will use the money she earns from the auction to make a better life for herself.

Gibson was given up for adoption by her real mother when she was an infant and she was raised by a strict Christian couple.

“Society perceives me as a deviant, and I am okay with that. At the end of the day, it is my body. I have the right do what I want with it,” she told the UK publication.

“Going through the Bunny Ranch allows me to legally have sex for money. Does this make me a prostitute? I don’t know. If you take a picture once, does that make you a photographer?

She added: “I do not think that capitalising upon your purity makes you a bad person. Just like having sex with multiple men does not make you a bad person. We all make choices. Mine was to wait. Now it is to sell.”

Gibson explained that while growing up, her parents were very strict with her and she was never allowed to watch TV or listen to music other than Christian music. She was also never allowed to have friends over or go to their place.

When she grew up, she met a Christian boy in Wisconsin with whom she started dating. They both decided to wait till marriage to have sex. However, he cheated on her and she found out, after which she decided to auction off her virginity.

Gibson says that she will use the money from the auction to pay for her college.