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Last Updated: Monday, 9 February, 2004, 17:14 GMT
Virginity auction ends on net
Rosie Reid
The students' union has condemned the auction
A lesbian at the University of Bristol who is selling her virginity on the internet has closed the bidding.

Rosie Reid, 18, a social policy first year student from Dulwich, south-east London, wants to avoid graduating with excessive debt.

According to her website, bidding closed at 8,400 on Sunday, with the winner to be contacted by 11 February.

Ms Reid's mother, Jenny, told BBC News Online: "Obviously, I would rather she didn't, but she is an adult."

This student is setting a bad example to others
Can Okar
President of the University's Student Union

A spokeswoman for the University said: "As far as the university is concerned we have no comment as it's not a university issue and the student is an adult."

Jenny Reid added: "We have tried to talk her out of it. We have told her we would rather she didn't do this, and would hope that she won't.

"She did tell us about it when she knew it was going to be reported by the media."

Can Okar, President of the University's Student Union, previously said: "We would never condone anyone putting themselves into a dangerous position.

"It is a great stunt but this is a serious issue and this student is setting a bad example to others."

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