Trent Arsenault, a man who made headlines for running a private, one-man, unregulated sperm bank from his home, recently joined Anderson on his daytime show. Trent has donated to close to 50 couples, helping to conceive 14 children to date -- with four more on the way. He is currently being investigated by the FDA, which wants to shut him down.
On the show, Trent explains who he donates his sperm to, which is free to couples.
"I donate to childless couples," says Trent. "So, it's either male/female or female domestic partners. I don't donate to single women."
"Do they sign some sort of a contract?" asks Anderson. "I have a contract that was drawn up," answers Trent. "It mentions things like child support and custody."
Trent explains he has relinquished all custody responsibility for the child and that the families can name the child and choose if the child should know about him in the future.
"And then, you get the sperm... which I think we all know how that works... and then you immediately give it to them? Or they call you up?" asks Anderson.
On how it works, Trent says, "I have it down to a science." He continues, "So sperm doesn't live much longer than an hour, so the sooner you have it, the better. So, what I do is, ahead of time they will be charting their fertility schedule (the women)... I will allow up to 2-3 days a month for improving the odds because there are others waiting."
Along with making headlines because of his unconventional sperm donation business, it also emerged in the press that Trent makes sexually explicit videos of himself. Anderson asks Trent about this...
"I coined this term 'donor sexual.' "It means 100% of my sexual energy is for producing sperm for childless couples to have babies, so I don't have other activity outside of that." Trent tells Anderson he does not have sex and has never had sex, saying, "I will probably be the 40-year-old virgin, except I'll have 15+ kids."
Also in the show, Anderson introducing Kristi and Tracy - who now have a daughter because of Trent's donation.
Kristi and Tracy explain why they went to Trent for a sperm donation...
Do you think Trent's at-home sperm bank should be shut down? Does government have a right to intervene?
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