‘How often can an ordinary guy get a chance to do something life—changing?’
Sperm donors are anonymised in British clinics.
Recipients don’t even get to see a photo of the man who will father their child. Donor-conceived kids can only discover the identity of their biological father upon reaching adulthood themselves.
But Mitch Kennedy is a private donor. His sperm has been used by 23 couples - and he’s met them all. In most cases, he’s slept in their spare room during the conception. He has around 40 children.
In this fascinating interview with Olly, Mitch explains the logistics of his bespoke donation process, the legalities of his paternal responsibilities, and the ‘dark cloud’ that deters him from donating to hetrosexual couples...
Elsewhere this week, Ollie Peart weighs up the benefits of low-impact exercise in this week’s Zeitgeist, putting the trends for ‘backwards running’, trampoline parks and Bouncersise under the microscope.
Meanwhile, in this week’s Foxhole, Alix Fox selects her top sex subscription boxes from Boxx, Project Lingerie, and Lovehoney - and highlights the work of menstrual supply box The Pink Parcel, too. Plus, Ollie and Olly try whipping each other with a ‘50 Shades’ keychain. It’s all very erotic.
In this week’s Lifehack, Josh Ebsworth of Howard’s Meat Co offers up his Top 3 tips on how to make a great barbeque.
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