I wasn't entirely sure where to post this but given this topic is somewhat related I figured I'd might as well post it here. If a mod feels it fits better somewhere else, feel free to move it.What do you guys know about sperm banks? How much do they pay? Where can I find one? (I'm in Mich, btw) Things like that. I'm kinda curious as I need money and not finding a job at the moment, so finances are shaky. Every little bit helps, right?
My information about sperm banks is second-hand, very old, and from a different country to yours. However at the time they paid pretty well considering it was for masturbation - not enough to live on, but useful pocket-money.To find one, try the Yellow Pages - try looking under "Fertility Clinics". If that doesn't work, try hospitals.The procedure apparently is that they give you a little vial to fill and show you into a private cubicle, containing helpful porn magazines (at least the ones here do). After the first time they won't let you back until they have done a battery of tests to see if your sample is free of disease and technically suitable. (I heard of one guy who was rejected as "too viscous".) After that, they let you come once a week, but only for a certain total number of times. You are supposed to have not ejaculated for three days before a visit.In some places any children your sperm fathers have the right to find out your identity.
It is not so simple anymore.the ynow are willing to take samples only from specific people.Do you have a degree? hows your health and family history?what about your IQ, member of mensa or any national groups?THey take all that into consideration, people do not want to go get the turkey baster stuffed in them and end up having some gusy goo that has a family medical history of mental illness, criminal past, and can barely spell his own name twice the same way.You also have to provide one free sample, to be tested to maek sure your swimmers are healthy and that there are enough of them in a given sample.You can not have had sex or jerked off for 48 hours (Not sure on that, it might be 72 hours) so as to increase the sperm count. Myself, I could never go that long with out blowing a load.
I just read in a newspaper of a US sperm bank that has seen a huge jump in people wanting to donate, because of the recession. Apparently they are being very selective indeed.
It's interesting, because here, at least a few years ago, sperm banks were having great trouble getting donors.