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Shanghai Sperm Bank Offers Helping Hand
Pictures showing a Shanghai Sperm Bank that allegedly "gives men a hand" with sperm donations did the rounds last year, and now they seem to be circulating again. The deal is supposedly that if you agree to get a health check and abstain from sex and masturbation, then you can donate your sperm 4-5 times a month. You get paid RMB200 per session. The sperm bank is located in Ren ji Hospital, No 145 Shan Dong Zhong Lu, Building 1, 7th FL, near Fu Zhou Lu, Shanghai, China. Click here and here for the pics, which are potentially NSFW.

The Shanghai Sperm Bank is real, but its nurses don't actually help with the sperm donation process. The Sperm Bank issued a press release last year insisting that "These pictures are completely misleading. We never have female nurses assisting in sperm collection, which is done by the donor himself, alone in a special room." (Thanks, Asmo!)
Categories: Photos/VideosSex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 04, 2009
There are sperm banks in China?
Posted by Canadarm  on  Fri Sep 04, 2009  at  10:23 PM
Lol...That was my thought exactly!!! :D
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sat Sep 05, 2009  at  08:58 AM
Hmmm, I was thinking about something else...
Posted by diarrhea  on  Sat Sep 05, 2009  at  09:42 AM
How much is RMB200 in USD ?
Posted by Daniel Adams  on  Sat Sep 05, 2009  at  09:44 AM
This strikes me as potentially being still shots from some porn movie.
Posted by Nick  on  Sat Sep 05, 2009  at  12:05 PM
200RMB is just under US$30.00. Looks like a hoax to me.....
Posted by Earnest Weasel  in  US  on  Sat Sep 05, 2009  at  03:03 PM
What a bunch of jerk-offs!
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sun Sep 06, 2009  at  07:28 PM
The photo is not from a hospital, its the kitchen of a Shanghai restaurant where the house specialty is Cream of Sum Yun Ghai.
Posted by Fred  on  Mon Sep 07, 2009  at  01:13 PM
eeeeeewwwwwww, Fred....but funny none the less!
Posted by Nick  on  Mon Sep 07, 2009  at  07:56 PM
Yes, Canadarm, there are sperm banks in China - there are even fertility clinics and such in Africa ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/08/13/ST2008081303789.html ) because infertility is a problem worldwide, not even just a medical one.

And frankly, such a clinical procedure as that in the picture wouldn't inspire me to donate smile Then again, sperm donors *are* hard to come by ( No pun intended) as in the joke from RICK AND STEVE - "They'll leave gallons of it in every bathroom in Sa Francisco, but when someone wants it for it's real purpose, it's liquid gold!" smile Good thing it'll be obsolete soon ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1198132/Ethical-storm-flares-British-scientists-create-artificial-sperm-human-stem-cells.html though it appears there is some doubt on this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/5949676/Artificial-sperm-research-included-plagiarised-paragraphs.html )
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  Auckland New Zeaalnd  on  Mon Sep 07, 2009  at  10:23 PM
"but its nurses don't actually help with the sperm donation process"
*cancels ticket*
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  in  Earth  on  Tue Sep 08, 2009  at  12:36 PM
I live in China and 200 yuan four times a month is basically nothing. I mean, it would be nice to have - it will buy you more than 30USD will in the states - and I'd do some reasonable moonlighting for it, but it wouldn't be worth that kind of inconvenience. In my part of China, a very low salary, I think, would be about 3000 yuan a month, just for comparison.

200 yuan would be, maybe, slightly more than a meal for one in a fancy restaurant. Shanghai is a bit more expensive, though, so it probably wouldn't even get you that.
Posted by Caio  in  Jiangsu, China  on  Wed Sep 09, 2009  at  08:53 PM
Why would they ask you to abstain from sex and masturbation (except, say, 24 hrs before the Moment of Giving)?
Posted by outeast  on  Tue Sep 22, 2009  at  04:40 AM
Attractive as it may seem; I cannot see a country with a "one child" policy would need such a service.
Posted by Richard H.  in  Melbourne Australia  on  Sun Dec 20, 2009  at  11:07 PM
I'd do some reasonable moonlighting for it, but it wouldn't be worth that kind of inconvenience. In my part of China, a very low salary, I think, would be about 3000 yuan a month, just for comparison.
Posted by stock option software  in  usa  on  Fri Mar 05, 2010  at  02:25 AM
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