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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Men, re: sperm donation?

Asked by Imadethisupwithnoforethought (14659points) August 3rd, 2012

If you were requested to donate sperm from a female friend, but she would never, ever, agree to actual sex with you, would you agree to donate?

Why or why not?

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9 Answers

zensky's avatar

No. Nothing to do with the sex aspect, thank you, it has to do with not wanting little zens around who grow up without a father; and a father with kids all over the place.

It’s a control/caring/philosophical issue with me. I’ve been in that position. I opted out – and object to it.

DominicX's avatar

For a female friend, lesbian couple, etc. yes, I would do it. I wouldn’t do anonymous donation for the same reasons @zensky said, but I would be willing to do it for a friend, provided I would be able to see/know the child. I already know someone who agreed to be a surrogate if I ever wanted a child that way…

King_Pariah's avatar

No, fuck the human race with an old splintery bat wrapped in rusty concertina wire.

augustlan's avatar

If I were a man, I would. So long as the woman/couple legally adopts the child at birth.

flutherother's avatar

I don’t think so. It creates a situation where you are the father of a child you see growing up and yet you can’t act as the father. I think that could be difficult.

gorillapaws's avatar

I would, if I was really close with them and knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she would be a good mother. Giving a woman the gift of a child in such a case would be a very noble thing to do. If I were ever in a situation where I couldn’t reproduce, and I was married to a woman I loved who desperately wanted to have a child, I would hope that others would be willing to do the same for me.

fremen_warrior's avatar

No, as I don’t think it’s responsible to bring innocent people into this world just to satisfy someone’s ego. Besides, there are plenty of orphaned kids to, pardon the expression, go around.

blueiiznh's avatar

Sorry, but the question makes no sense to me.
It’s like asking “if a female friend asked me to donate sperm but would never ever ever make me a sandwich, would you do it?”

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Yeah, if the family situation was stable, and I got to spend some time with them to make sure of that, I would consider it. I’m not going to just fill a cup and run though. I’m going to watch and love, but always at a distance unless they ask me in. That would be the nicest option, but I’m open to other things.

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