Thursday, December 30, 2010
19-year-old student sells her underwear online. Legal or not?
The girl, who posted several photos of her in underwear on her blog, assures potential buyers that her panties will be worn for at least 12 hours.
If a customer buys two pairs of her panties, which cost $45 for each pair, she will throw in a video to 'prove that she is female'.
A 20-second clip, which was e-mailed to a buyer, was shown to The New Paper. It shows a woman taking off her panties twice, before appearing nude at the end of the clip and saying that the video was for the buyer, courtesy of 'Felicia. Her face cannot be seen in the video.
Mr Josephus Tan added that even if the video did not show any nudity, it could still be an offence under the Films Act if the acts in the video were obscene or sexual in nature.
For reproducing an obscene film, 'Felicia' can be fined up to $40,000 or jailed up to two years, or both.
The people who received her video can be fined $1,000 for each copy they possess or jailed up to a year, or both.
One interesting fact uncovered in the news report is that Felicia is not the only person in Singapore selling her used panties, as there are at least 10 advertisements on both men's and women's underwear on local websites.
The demand for used undergarments apparently arises due to a fetish experts call paraphilia -- sexual arousal triggered by objects or situations.
Psychiatrist Dr Tommy Tan told The New Paper that paraphiliacs are aroused by used panties -- the dirtier they are the better -- because they are very personal items.
He added that Felicia may also be getting some kind of satisfaction from selling her used panties, as she 'adores the attention of disrobing for her customers'.
According to The New Paper, Felicia has received requests for sexual services or for her contact number from netizens. She has apparently declined these requests, but said she was willing to perform some sexual requests 'off-camera' for those who buy her panties.