On average, each scout will sell around 10 virgins a month, and will take a percentage of each sale.
Another Russian social media forum recruiting young women is called ‘Desperate Virgins’ Club’.
Some women have said they have gone on to buy apartments with the funds raised by the sales, and one says that she is trying to raise money for her mother’s cancer treatment.
A 17-year-old from Krasnoyarsk using the nickname Shatuniha was reported to have sold her virginity in an online auction for around £20,000.
Those selling their virginity are expected to show a medical certificate confirming they have not had sex.
But many women ‘go through surgery to restore their hymens’ to cash in on the lucrative market, according to the report.
Sergey Chumakov, general director of Lancet Surgery Centre, said: ‘Many have this surgery done several times. I know there were cases when girl had this surgery done 15 times.’
‘This is now my job and I can live on the money I’m paid for a couple of months,’ she said.
The first cost £1,250, the second £880, but he failed to find the wife he wanted. The first wanted to pay for her move to a new city.
Bisexual Anna, 24, a married medical company executive, said she paid between £250 and £500 for virgins behind her husband’s back because girls on dating websites seem ‘vulgar and dirty…it’s better to take someone who wasn’t touched’.
Marina said she sold her virginity to a businessman for £7,000 which she spent on plastic surgery – but now, seven years later, she acts as an ‘manager’ – or agent – linking teenage girls to wealthy clients. Teams of scouts help to recruit suitable girls.