Win a pram, win a new car, win a vial of some random’s sperm!

This is the latest big giveaway making headlines around the world after a couple took to Insta to share their sperm giveaway.

Sure, Instagram giveaways are a dime a dozen, but it’s not every day a gorgeous couple offers up a sample of someone’s semen. And to win this grand gesture? All you have to do is tag a mate, like their page (plus the page of the sperm bank giving away the goods).

WIN a vial of spunk (no purchase necessary) 

Allie and Sam are a same-sex Canadian couple known for their cute antics on Instagram and YouTube. But this recent publicity stunt (which is in partnership with a sperm bank) is certainly giving the world something to talk about.

The couple took to the Gram over the weekend to share a sweet pic of the pair embracing and laughing, holding one of those message boards, usually reserved for quirky quotes or pregnancy announcements.

free sperm giveaway
Source: Instagram

Instead, this one read “Donor Sperm Giveaway”:

The post explains the fine print of the competition:

DONOR SPERM GIVEAWAY!! 

We are so, so excited to be partnering with @fairfaxcryobank to (hopefully!) help one of you grow your family!

Winner will receive credit for 1 vial of donor sperm (of your choice) from @fairfaxcryobank + free shipping.”

Of course, the world responded.

Sperm NOT for sale

Some were completely against the idea. After all, it’s kind of a weird thing to be giving way, right? Especially for us in Australia where buying and selling sperm is illegal. Fertility clinics here charge a fee for access to a donor’s sperm and preparation costs.

Plus, many are quick to point out it’s a little unethical.

One Twitter user writes, “Imagine telling a child that they came from an Instagram giveaway.”

Another joked, “Do they care what I do with it [the vial of sperm] or…”

Yes to free sperm

In America and Canada, however, sperm banks are big, but also an expensive business and a vial of sperm can set a couple back $500. So, when put this way, it’s a pretty good value competition.

In fact, there have been 8,000 entries so far from same-sex couples looking to expand their family.

“We just started our IVF process,” one commenter shared. “This would be a dream / big time-saving in the already huge bill. Thank you for the opportunity ladies!”

Another added: “Sperm is expensive and if this helps a couple’s dreams of making a family then that’s great!”

What do you reckon? Would you enter a competition to win a vial of sperm? Or is this just way too weird?

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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