Today in terrible ideas: Women who are trying to conceive are turning to online forums where men are offering to donate sperm for free, despite common knowledge that we're supposed to actively avoid jerkoffs from the Internet.
Generation Cryo, MTV's one-hour docu-series about a teenager's journey to find the anonymous sperm donor who fathered her and the 15 half-siblings with whom she recently connected. It's actually sounds very much like that plot to a Vince Vaughn comedy, Delivery Man, out this Thanksgiving—except it's real.
Some men donate sperm for money, others out of a desire to help. But some do it because the idea of getting women pregnant turns them on.
Interviews with sperm and egg donors reveal an interesting dichotomy: while men who give sperm think of themselves as fathers, women who donate eggs don't see themselves as moms. This may say a lot about how we view motherhood and fatherhood.
Apparently being in a special club with the likes of Julianne Moore, Conan O'Brien, and Dana Scully doesn't mean redheads have it easy. Everyday our flame-haired friends are experiencing discrimination when they try to make a donation at the sperm bank.
Many sperm donors assume they'll be biological dads to just a few children. But with the news that some donors have fathered over 100 kids come calls for tighter regulation.
Here's something new to worry about: illegal sperm! Two British men are charged with selling spunk without a license, and earning over $385,000 by doing so.
Let's call him "the seductive sperm donor," and maybe even declare him our new romantic hero. The subject of two movies and a new novel, this sexy beast of a character is anything but anonymous.
Unregulated sperm donation is causing problems in South Australia, summed up in two words: Lesbians! Incest! See, about 30 lesbians were impregnated by sperm from one man, then the mothers organized picnics with the kids, raising the fear the children might "socialize" with their half-siblings without realizing they…
A decade ago, the Food and Drug Administration restricted the importation of human sperm from Europe due to fears about the transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (a.k.a., mad cow disease). In the ten years since, women who have sought out Scandanavian genes as a way of getting tall, smart, blonde-haired genes…