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Sperm Bank

I consider donating sperm as irresponsible. To donate, you go to a “sperm bank.” Different sperm banks will have different qualifications that you must meet. For example, some require that you be at least 5’7″ to donate you sperm. Usually you have to be between the ages of 18 and 40. While you’re donating, all you probably think about is the quick and easy money and less about the possible outcome. I came across an article and video of a man named Ben Seisler having to tell his fiancé of his 70 known children. Notice how I said known, which means they’re are probably several more than that!

Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia to help pay for his education. He earned around $150 per donation. He originally planned to remain anonymous but later joined an online registry called the Donor Sibling Registry that connects offspring and siblings to each other and their donors. Around 15 of his children have made contact with him. Continue reading

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I Do: How Young Is Too Young?

Most people say it’s best to wait to get married, but I don’t understand why. It seems like the only people who give that advice are the ones who are single or who have just had an unsuccessful relationship. Some of the arguments people make against young marriage are that you don’t get to travel, you’re not mature enough, you’ll always wonder what else is out there, and it will be too hard to finish school. I understand their concern, however, if you’ve know your with who you’re going to marry, why wait until an “acceptable” age? What is the appropriate age to get married? When I say “young” I mean around nineteen or so, I don’t mean sixteen.  I feel like a couple should get married they know that they are ready and can handle it. Continue reading

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