By Nelson Groom for Caters
A 24-year-old has pocketed more than $87,000 NZD selling used pants, sanitary towels, hair and even toenail clippings to "paypig" men who get a kick out of being exploited.
*Yasmin Night, from London, was $10,700 NZD in debt when she turned to the online fetish market in 2016. Now, she encourages cash-strapped women to follow in her footsteps.
The former cleaner peddles her panties to men in exchange for payment of her groceries, household bills, furniture and designer clothing - and even luxury holidays with her boyfriend.
Yasmin, who goes by alias #kandikaine, has now written a book called House of Hosiery lifting the lid on her double life in the fantasy fetish trade, which she claims includes servicing high profile celebrity clients.
She said: "I was working as a cleaner but I was tired of the way I was being treated. It was literally making me ill, I was in dire straits financially and I was sick and tired of it.
"I had heard about 'selling worn underwear online' years before, and one day I thought I would give it a go to scrape some money together until I found more work.
"The requests for items included knickers, socks and bras, but I've sold sanitary towels, urine, hair, foot shavings, bikinis and even toenails. You name it, I've sold it.
"I have sold to a few well-known individuals, but for obvious reasons I cannot name them and they wanted more than just my knickers!"
Since she began selling items online, Yasmin has banked $87,000 NZD selling pants for as much as $133 NZD per pair.
And after delving deeper into the sordid world, she found the market included much more than just what was sitting in her laundry basket.
For the last two years she has made the bulk of her income from one "paypig" man who supports her lifestyle - and even that of her partner - because he receives sexual gratification from being exploited.
But Yasmin insists the man - whose identity she will not reveal - isn't risking financial strain because she does not pressure him into doing more than he could afford.
She said: "My 'paypig' has paid for my grocery shopping and more than $8,970 NZD of household items and furniture, clothes and shoes. He's even looking at getting me a car. Anything I want, he foots the bill.
"He even paid for a holiday for me and my boyfriend at a luxury villa with our own chauffeur, high end restaurants. He adores it when I drain his wallet for my own financial gain.
"I know he works in IT but he never disclosed how much he earns. I wouldn't poke to find out, either."
"He just enjoys being controlled financially. If he didn't enjoy it he wouldn't do it. Nothing is pressured and we both have a mutual understand of the boundaries."
Yasmin is meant to wear each pair of pants for up to a week in order to fulfil the fantasies of her buyers. But there are some tricks of the trade, including improvising with a "knicker solution" that replicates the effects of being well-worn if she is pressed for time.
And she said some of her clients include high profile household names - but she won't unmask them for fear of losing their business.
Despite only telling "very close friends" about what she does, the 24-year-old has called on other women looking to boost their income to follow suit.
Yasmin said: "Only my close friends know because I can trust them not to say anything to anyone. I don't want attention for doing what I do.
"People who don't understand would be against it. I'm a very quiet person who has no drama, I don't want to air my dirty laundry out to dry, forgive the pun.
"I encourage women to start doing this for a living. Whether just for extra cash or full time, it's easy money and you never know they may find a paypig like I did!"
*Not her real name