To a young guy with not much money, sperm donation seems too good to be true. It pays well (as we’ve pointed out before) and requires you to do nothing more than what you’d be doing anyway. And if you happen to help a childless couple along the way, that’s just icing on the cake.
Having actually been a sperm donor, I can say that you had better be prepared for a long haul. There are a lot of (horrifying) hoops to jump through, and then sperm banks expect you to masturbate like … well, like it’s your job.
And it’s not an easy one. Read more…
So, apparently, I have been missing a show on the Style Network called “Sperm Donors,” all about the men who wanked into cups in order to give the gift of life to whoever opted to buy it. On Tuesday night’s episode, a man shocks his fiancee by telling her that, via sperm donation, he has fathered 70 kids. Oh, but it gets better. He says that many of these kids—15 to 20 of them—have been in contact with him. Wow, they say every relationship has a surprise, but, man, is that an unexpected one. Yep, it’s time to start watching this show. [Gawker]
Last night, I saw a trailer for “The Switch,” which comes out August 20th. The rom-com is about two good friends, played by Jennifer Aniston
and Jason Bateman
. Jennifer has decided to have a baby
on her own and throws a party to celebrate her upcoming insemination. At the party, not only is Jennifer’s sperm donor there, but Jason’s character gets so drunk that, while in the bathroom, he pours out the sperm donor’s, uh, donation and replaces it with his own. This is the third big movie to come out about sperm donation in the past year. It also was once titled “The Baster,” which ewww, is not an image any of us needed. Keep reading »
There’s a disturbing new trend out there in the world of sperm donation. Donors and recipients alike are giving and receiving sperm on the black market. Yes, folks … it’s a spunk rush. But it’s hardly about monetary gain, which makes it all the more strange. Basically, there’s a new kind of sperm donor popping up who just wants to help single ladies, lesbians and infertile couples make babies, since a vial of sperm and insemination by a doctor can cost about $2,000 a pop. These seemingly altruistic dudes with plenty o’ sperm to spare are offering their seed for free on sites, like Craigslist. Keep reading »