Sperm donation gives people the option of making babies without sperm. It can also lead to very large family reunions.
A woman on TikTok, @izzyvn_98, posted a series of videos about a DNA test result that led her to a private Facebook group. Text over one video reads: “I join the page and turns out there are 50 of us who are siblings and children of the same sperm donor… and we’re all different ages. And now there’s paranoia about overpopulation because some of them are afraid there are so many of us, we may end up dating someone who happens to be a sibling.”
The pandemic has made this problem worse. Because of closures and social distancing regulations, sperm donations are in short supply. Reliable donors like Ari Nagel, once dubbed the “Sperminator” by the New York Post, have spent a lot of the pandemic… um… producing. He told Esquire his 2020 child count is 21 and he expects 30 more this year.
His total? Close to 100. And he has more children from his own marriages. So, if you’re a sperm donor baby (or one of Nagel’s children), a DNA test might be a good first date gift.