I have to say that I was pretty scared about the outcome, not least as to who it might be. What if they were gross? but Steve had thought of that, assuring me that I could pull out if I didn’t like the look of the winner, although he also assured me that all of the men that he had approached were not bad looking and were respectable types of men. The idea was that I would accompany him to a trade party that was being held in late June in an up market country hotel where all the bidders would be present. He would gather the guys together in a private room and pull an envelope out of a box just to show that the draw was fair. He would then open the envelope and announce the winning number. I was at the function purely so that the bidders could see me in the flesh having previously only seen a photograph of me. Having seen me prior to the draw, any of them could withdraw from the bidding. I’m pleased to say that none did so!!!
The party went well and the draw happened after midnight. I was, to say the least, nervous when Steve approached me and pointed out the man who had won the draw. He was late middle-aged, tall and slim and I recognized him as the owner of a large car dealership in southwest London that I had visited on occasions to deliver documents for the firm that I worked for. ‘How much did he bid?’ I asked. Steve grinned and handed me the envelope. a single amount was written in the middle of a plain white sheet of A4 paper – £1,250.00p. I nearly fainted!!! That amount of money, at least to me, was huge back in the day!! Steve would pocket £200.00p which would leave me with a grand!
I was told not to approach him that evening as his wife was with him but that he would contact me via Steve and arrange the where and when we were to meet. He would pay Steve the full amount of the money in cash on the evening of our meeting and would tell Steve that he could keep it after we had spent the night together and I had ‘performed’. To sum up, I lost my virginity a week later in a posh London Westminster hotel and the guy got his monies worth, four times in fact during the course of our get together. I banked the money and decided that the way to fund my way through University was definitely on my back!!! So there you have it, how Paula lost her ‘cherry’!!!!