Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

The title says it all: “Meet a ‘donorsexual’ on the web—and he’ll service you anywhere.” Artificial insemination was first developed for human use in the 20th century, and rose in popularity during the 1970s. Although women having trouble conceiving have used AI, it is not usually associated with an online underground community.

There are several online forums and “members-only websites for women seeking sperm—and men giving it away.” It’s similar to regular sperm banks, but you get to know the name of the donor, the conceived children can contact the men in the future, and they don’t get paid. When I read about this, I thought “well…that’s different…”

I can’t say I actually know how to react to all the details of such a process, but it’s kind of amusing to think about the places listed by the women in the article for where they met these donors. The place that made me laugh the most was a Starbucks bathroom. It just seemed so amusing to think about the things we don’t realize are happening around us when we’re in a public location like a coffee shop.

It is crazy to think about the potential for incest though, with the number of men that donate sperm. What if the guy or girl you hook up with in college was an AI baby that you’re related to and you never knew? That’s a whole other issue to contemplate though. For now, just think about what’s really going on in those public bathrooms.

-Erin Elzo

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You’re walking home from a night out on Marshall St. with your significant other–or a very beneficial friend, or even a person you just met (no judging)–and they’re looking at you with those come-hither eyes.

You both lean in for an innocent (let’s face it, probably not-so-innocent) kiss, and when your lips finally touch, the last thing you’re both probably thinking is, “hmm, I wonder just how many germs we’re exchanging right now.” Just in case you’re newly curious as to how germ-infested those kisses are for future reference, the answer is: very.

Aside from the obvious infections transmitted through saliva-swapping like, mono, strep throat and cold sores, there’s another disease that can be added to that list: Cytomegalovirus. According to a 2009 study in the medical journal, Medical Hypotheses, however, the Cyto-virus (which is what I’ll be calling it from now on), is actually quite beneficial, and could even be deemed as one of the reasons for those late-night lip-locking sessions.

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Plan B: For Women 17 and Up

Posted: March 31, 2009 by krystieyandoli in Uncategorized
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Plan B

Plan B

So the truth comes out, and politics is the reason for a delay in social justice yet again. Plan B, a form of emergency birth control available 72 hours after intercourse, has now been made legal for 17-year-olds to access over the counter.

 

Why has this legislation been modified, you may ask? And why now?

Well, Plan B should have been made available to 17-year-olds initially. (more…)