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.
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?