For most mothers of sons, their lads will always be Mummy's Boys – and woe betide any woman who dares to snip the apron strings.
But one mum, it would seem, has become so exasperated with her son's lack of appeal for the opposite sex that she has posted a small ad begging for a young woman to both take away and have it away with her teenage boy.
In the 'casual encounters' section of the local Craigslist personals, the advert - entitled 'Sugar baby for my son' - explains that the Philadelphia mother is looking for a young woman, under 19 years old, who is willing to turn her boy into a man.
The upfront mum - who doesn't give her name or say what her son is called - explains that her 18-year-old son is a senior in High School and will be going away to Harvard in the fall.
Although he is 'extremely smart,' his mom is concerned that he has 'never had a girlfriend' and is probably a virgin.
She wrote: 'I want to find a cute young girl to date him and turn him from high school nerd to cool college kid. She describes her boy as 'very handsome and extremely fit,' as well as being on the varsity cross country team, and she claims he has almost zero body fat. The calculating mum is willing to buy four tickets to a concert and then give two to her son and two to the chosen beau.
"He'll go to the show with one of his buddies (no way he'll take a girl, he's to (sic) shy to ask them out) and you and your friend will be in the seats next to them," she wrote.
Then the chosen girl will 'spring into action', start talking to her boy during the concert and will 'eventually pick him up.' Then the mother has a very clear idea of how this first date should end.
"Ask him to take you somewhere after and ditch your friends. Then you seduce him and take his virginity," she wrote.
She writes that she wants the chosen girl to keep dating him and 'showing him different sex positions' until he goes to college.
At that stage the scheming mum wants the women to gently let her boy go 'so he'll have the confidence to date other girls once he's there.' In return for this service, the mother promises she'll make the chosen girl's 'financial issues disappear' and suggests the lucky girl may even get the car of her choice.
"Please put your favorite type of car in the subject, to show that you're real," she wrote. Unfortunately, since the ad appeared, it would seem applications have now been closed, for the ad has been earmarked for removal.
Assuming it was all true in the first place, that is!