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Posted: 3/13/2005 8:21:17 AM EST
I remember when I was a poor college kid, I truly considered this. I was constantly in debt and worrying about money problems. I have somewhat low blood pressure so it is hard for me to give plasma. I came close to donating sperm a few times but backed out. Mainly because I didn't want to ever think that there is some kid roaming the earth that came from me. I know they don't disclose to your name and address stuff but it was just an ethical thing for me. I want to know all my children.
One of my good friend's in college had a brother that went to Harvard. He said his brother would go to the sperm bank all the time for some extra cash. Apparently they like donors from Harvard, go figure. Anyway, what's the ARFCOM consensus?

poll coming....
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:23:32 AM EST
If the donation site was at the playboy mansion, then yes I would.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:23:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:24:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:27:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 8:27:59 AM EST by ARDOC]
Sorry to burst your bubbles or nuts as the case maybe but......Not everyone can donate sperm. The spermbanks have several criteria that have to be met before they will accept it and pay you. Once you meet their initial requirements they have you produce a sample. The sample is tested and you have to pass the quality check before they will have you as a donor.

Some of the spermbank requirements from one located locally are as follows.

White
5-10 or taller
No genetic diseases
College Grad, which school is also important
High education more acceptable
Sports involvement
No obesity
No substance abuse history
No law trouble

That cuts a lot of people out right away. I would say at least 75% in first initial
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:30:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 8:32:57 AM EST by lordtrader]
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:30:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Sorry to burst your bubbles or nuts as the case maybe but......Not everyone can donate sperm. The spermbanks have several criteria that have to be met before they will accept it and pay you. Once you meet their initial requirements they have you produce a sample. The sample is tested and you have to pass the quality check before they will have you as a donor.

Some of the spermbank requirements from one located locally are as follows.

White
5-10 or taller
No genetic diseases
College Grad, which school is also important
High education more acceptable
Sports involvement
No obesity
No substance abuse history
No law trouble

That cuts a lot of people out right away. I would say at least 75% in first initial




Understood. I think I would have met the requirements but the purpose of my post was whether you would go through with it. Thanks for the info as I never even made it into the door of the place.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:37:57 AM EST
Whats a gallon go for these days
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:42:04 AM EST
my poor eyesight probably disqualifies me, but other than that I'd do it ... I kind of like the idea of spreading my genes around
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:50:30 AM EST
Is the poor eyesight from ... how can i put this...

practicing the method of unattended sample delivery?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:58:03 AM EST
AGAIN?!

No way. I went that route in the mid' 80's and it's caused me ALL sorts of anxiety since (A single, professional Lady I worked with in mental-health asked me to donate my "Essence"[DR Strangelove] to save her the "Hassle' of a traditional relationship). In my case the "donation' was done "FTF" and resulted in a little boy who I have had ZERO contact with since the paternity test right after his birth and I've had to make the decision on just about an annual basis NOT to step-in and horribly complicate the youngster's life

He turns 17 this year and wouldn't know me from Adam if he bumped into me on the street.

At the time I thought it was a hoot 'cause it was a pre-planned (In DETAIL) "one-night-stand" that lasted a whole week-end at the beach. In reflection, it was a HUGE mistake that I wish I'd have passed on.

Bad JUJU to have your child walking around on the planet and not knowing you
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:58:43 AM EST
how does a person donate sperm?

how much do they pay?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:04:42 AM EST
I'm not a man so I can't answer your question. But the thing that bothers me the most about this is what if in the future the guy decides to have a family. Fast forward 20 years and he has all these children out there he doesn't know are his and they end up in a relationship with their brother or sister. May be far fetched but still a possibility - and I guess it would depend on how popular his sperm were.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:09:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ogre_4070:
I'm not a man so I can't answer your question. But the thing that bothers me the most about this is what if in the future the guy decides to have a family. Fast forward 20 years and he has all these children out there he doesn't know are his and they end up in a relationship with their brother or sister. May be far fetched but still a possibility - and I guess it would depend on how popular his sperm were.




dang, that's an interesting scenario ...
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:24:26 AM EST
They mailed all the guys in my medical school class little post cards asking us to donate. They are offering like $200 a week! I am seriously thinking about it, but what if I am 50, sitting around with my wife and kids (that I had with her) and all of a sudden the door bell rings and it is this kid that is mine, that I have never met? What do you do?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:26:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Treadhead:
In my case the "donation' was done "FTF" and resulted in a little boy who I have had ZERO contact with since the paternity test right after his birth


I read that and thought... Failure to Fire? That is kinda rare.. but then I realized.. face to face.. I need to get off the gun boards...
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:29:04 AM EST
Damn in good (not a college grad, but I have collage)then where do I sign up??

And to think my wife has been getting free for all these years

FREE


Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Sorry to burst your bubbles or nuts as the case maybe but......Not everyone can donate sperm. The spermbanks have several criteria that have to be met before they will accept it and pay you. Once you meet their initial requirements they have you produce a sample. The sample is tested and you have to pass the quality check before they will have you as a donor.

Some of the spermbank requirements from one located locally are as follows.

White
5-10 or taller
No genetic diseases
College Grad, which school is also important
High education more acceptable
Sports involvement
No obesity
No substance abuse history
No law trouble

That cuts a lot of people out right away. I would say at least 75% in first initial

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:29:20 AM EST
I donate to my girlfriend as often as possible. I just hope she doesn't take seriously what I'm offering only for fun.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:29:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:30:30 AM EST
Not really a "moral reservation" I just don't want to sire children under ANY circumstances.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:31:09 AM EST
I donated to the wife this morning
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:31:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:33:18 AM EST
i am a sperm bank
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:40:20 AM EST
They all claim it is anonymous, but 10 years later some ankle biter knocks on your door demanding all your money.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:41:08 AM EST
Is the sperm is sold( or Government programed out) to women who don't want to have sex with men?

Or is it sold to Barney Franks and friends?

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:41:55 AM EST
I would not donate, but it's because I don't ever want anyone coming after me for child support.

Something to consider before doing this is that in the USA, there is NO CIRCUMSTANCE where a woman can lose her rights to pursue child support from the father. NONE.

The agreement that the woman signs with the sperm bank does not say that "she relenquishes her claims to child support", because that contract would never stand up in court. What the woman's agreement says is that the sperm bank will not release that info to her. BUT.... if by any means, she EVER finds out who donated that sperm, she can take them to court for child support. And she'll get it--because the way the law is written, anytime the mother wants child support paid and she has evidence who the father is, he MUST pay--any pre-existing agreement he had with her is meaningless.
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Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:45:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Is the sperm is sold( or Government programed out) to women who don't want to have sex with men?

Or is it sold to Barney Franks and friends?




What the fuck, you idiot?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:49:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
how does a person donate sperm?



It's not the way you think it's done- no porn magazine and a cup.
I had a friend that donated years ago. I think he described the procedure as being some kind of electro stimuli. He said it doesn't hurt, nor does it feel good. He also says the semen comes out in a long stream.

Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:49:19 AM EST
As appealing as getting paid to rub one out sounds, i would pass. If im going to have offspring roaming this world, i prefer things be the old fashioned way.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:49:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 9:57:01 AM EST by nater]

Originally Posted By Floppy_833:
I would not donate, but it's because I don't ever want anyone coming after me for child support.

Something to consider before doing this is that in the USA, there is NO CIRCUMSTANCE where a woman can lose her rights to pursue child support from the father. NONE.

The agreement that the woman signs with the sperm bank does not say that "she relenquishes her claims to child support", because that contract would never stand up in court. What the woman's agreement says is that the sperm bank will not release that info to her. BUT.... if by any means, she EVER finds out who donated that sperm, she can take them to court for child support. And she'll get it--because the way the law is written, anytime the mother wants child support paid and she has evidence who the father is, he MUST pay--any pre-existing agreement he had with her is meaningless.
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Sorta Kinda Not true about her comming after you, since most states dont recognize the donor as the legal father, for example, in cali, Family code section 7613 section B states:

The donor of semen provided to a licensed physician and surgeon for use in artificial insemination of a woman other than the donor’s wife is treated in law as if he were not the natural father of a child thereby conceived.”

It releases you from all legal ties to the child. Infact, section A defines the legal father of the child as the husband of the women who had the child. It gets kinda sketchy if the woman is single, or if the woman does not tell her husband, but as long as you donate to a recognized sperm bank, you are legally not the childs father (not sure who would be, but you are clearly not)

All though you are right, she has the right no matter what to go after the legally recognized father, just in this case, you could not be that person..
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:32:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Is the sperm is sold( or Government programed out) to women who don't want to have sex with men?

Or is it sold to Barney Franks and friends?




What the fuck, you idiot?



Well.. Lets face it.. If she is buying it then she doesn't want to have the sex to get pregnant. Maybe she to busy make her carrer her life. She could also be a memeber on the N.O.W. gang which doesn't want to have anything to do with having sex with men.

As for the left over sperm. Its probably friends of Barney.

As far as IDIOT. Look in the mirror.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:35:15 AM EST
No, for moral reasons.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:38:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 10:40:22 AM EST by nater]

Well.. Lets face it.. If she is buying it then she doesn't want to have the sex to get pregnant. Maybe she to busy make her carrer her life. She could also be a memeber on the N.O.W. gang which doesn't want to have anything to do with having sex with men.

As for the left over sperm. Its probably friends of Barney.

As far as IDIOT. Look in the mirror.



Well.. Not that I will call anyone an idiot, but sperm banks are mostly used by women who are married and their husband is not able to produce viable sperm. The sperm bank allows that couple to go to them and pick sperm from a man that has traits that they want in their child.

For example, if her husband is 5'10", brown hair and eyes, thick build, and italian. The sperm bank will have some sperm on hand (or can get it) that matchs those traits so that the child has a higher chance of looking like the father.

Also, if the couple has a high chance of having a child with genetic defects (tay sachs), then the couple can use sperm from a bank to reduce the risks of having a child with some terrible issue.

There are lots of good uses for sperm banks...
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:42:06 AM EST
Wouldn't want anyone hitting me up of child care because they found out kid genetically is my offspring.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:45:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Win_88:

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Is the sperm is sold( or Government programed out) to women who don't want to have sex with men?

Or is it sold to Barney Franks and friends?




What the fuck, you idiot?



Well.. Lets face it.. If she is buying it then she doesn't want to have the sex to get pregnant. Maybe she to busy make her carrer her life. She could also be a memeber on the N.O.W. gang which doesn't want to have anything to do with having sex with men.

As for the left over sperm. Its probably friends of Barney.

As far as IDIOT. Look in the mirror.



Yeah, you're right. They sell sperm to Barney Frank and friends. Lord knows that gay men go to sperm banks so that they can get sperm. HOW does this make any sense? Idiotic.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:48:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:49:32 AM EST
Story: A few years ago, some crazy lady called up my father-in-law (doctor) claiming that he had donated sperm and was the father of her child; she, of course, demanded a whole bunch of child support. The thing was a non issue since he had never sold any lil' swimmers, but think about the issues that could have come up if he had donated.

Personally, I am unconvinced that your info is 100 percent secure at the sperm bank. What would you do if someone came to you demanding child-support? Think of the mess it would be trying to disprove the allegation (or worse, what if the allegation is true?). I think that lawsuits have been filed on over similar situations, but I'm not sure of the cases or outcomes. Even if a judge would not order you to pay child support, how hard to you think it would be to get money out of you in a civil case?

Too much risk for me--even to get paid to wax the ol' barber pole.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:54:42 AM EST
I did a couple of years ago, got a son out of it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:57:15 AM EST
It would be nice to get paid, and I wouldn't mind if they just wanted to play around with it, but I don't want to end up having kids around the country that I never even know. That just seems creepy and wierd to me.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 10:58:00 AM EST
Some people are just slow..So slow..
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:21:20 AM EST
on one huge condition
an air tight no way it's getting nullified in court contract stating I am in no way shape or form responsible for any child support or anything else
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:39:28 AM EST
Shit I need money for guns. Where do I sign up?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:41:49 AM EST
I am shooting blanks, so there I go...
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:42:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Win_88:
Is the sperm is sold( or Government programed out) to women who don't want to have sex with men?

Or is it sold to Barney Franks and friends?




What the fuck, you idiot?



I happen to know that Barny Frank has a taste for sperm. A senate page boy told me.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 11:46:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By DOA:
No, for moral reasons.



+1, I wouldn't feel right about it because I would always be wondering if he or she was with good parents or not. Also, whether you like it or not that IS YOUR son or daughter out there with strangers.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:15:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By -M60_Gunner-:

Originally Posted By DOA:
No, for moral reasons.



+1, I wouldn't feel right about it because I would always be wondering if he or she was with good parents or not. Also, whether you like it or not that IS YOUR son or daughter out there with strangers.



Someone who goes out of their way to go to a sperm bank (which means they have seen doctors about their issues having a child) generally wants a child enough, and has the financial means to be a good parent.

It is not like some trashy woman off the street goes to something like this for the hell of it. These are people that really want children, and can not do it on their own...
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:19:12 PM EST
Donate blood - do you really want kids running around?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:27:19 PM EST
Not really moral reservations so much, but I don't like this "trace the biological father" BS that is going on right now. I'm just waiting for the day it is used for a woman to squeeze child support out of the guy that gave the sperm up. If there hasn't been a law suit involving that already, there's probably one in the works.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 2:50:18 PM EST
Sure who you got in mind?

Bob
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:43:46 PM EST
Yes, but you would have to catch my wife or girlfriend before they made it to the bathroom.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:52:06 PM EST
I used to have a towel that would be worth a million bucks
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