But the truth is that donating the most productive of my bodily fluids was nothing like what you might think. I decided last year that, not wanting to become a father myself, that it might be an act of philanthropy for me to donate my sperm to help another couple conceive. So I filled out a deceptively straight forward looking online form and headed to a sperm bank which shall remain nameless near Harley Street to become a donor. Since the National Sperm Bank was created last year in order to tackle the shortfall in sperm donors in the UK, only five measly donors have stepped forward and passed the stringent medical checks in a period of eight months.
There's really no such thing as a silly question when it come to sexual health. Due to British prudishness and a lack of sexual health education at schools, it's not something we often talk about. But embarrassment shouldn't stop anyone from getting checked up - after all, the nurses have almost definitely heard it all before. This was asked after a woman had seen it as a storyline of Channel 4 show Catasrophe.
11 of the strangest questions sexual health nurses have been asked
Many men describe the experience as awkward and even a little embarrassing. Most doctors recommend you ejaculate directly into a provided sample cup and not use a condom. There are a few rules for collecting your semen sample:. Sperm does not have a long life outside of the body or in environments with fluctuating temperatures.
He was the only person I've personally known that ever had to do this, so I We clean up, get dressed, and cap off the cup, then I set it down on the exam table. I worked for a fertility clinic, not a sperm bank, and regularly had to ask men We explain to new guys what to do an where to place the specimen cup. The nurses face turns red, she says on my gosh I am so sorry and.. We clean up, get dressed, and cap off the cup, then I set it down on the exam table. Collecting a semen sample for sperm analysis can be uncomfortable.