The Mary waiting for 110 (Mary in attesa di 110) Facebook page was set up at the weekend, with a photograph of a woman exposing her cleavage but with a sign covering her face.
“Bored by the same debate, I’m asking: will I never have my economic independence?
"In the meantime...I’m hoping to be a ‘prizewinner’, waiting for 110, young university students, send me your photos!” reads the sign, with a smaller note that this is “the only way I have to get a new scooter”.
While ‘Mary’ does not specify the type of photos, Italian media said the Facebook user is in search of porn photos to sell on to clients.
On Wednesday the woman said she has received more than 500 messages in a few hours and “wouldn’t dare imagine what would happen in the next few [hours]”.
Her plea received a mixed response online. “Excuse me, Mary, but don’t you think about the people who trade in prostitution, in this period when the media is talking about two underage prostitutes in Rome?” said one Facebook user.
After the recent discovery of two girls selling sex in their school in the capital, a survey found that prostitution was happening in 14 percent of Italian high schools.
But another Facebook user slammed the woman’s critics, saying “we are all with you, those who criticize don’t understand creativity, well done!”
‘Mary’ announced online that she has also posted the advert on billboards in Naples.