Skip to comments.Short on cash, some sell own body products
Posted on 12/05/2008 10:52:35 AM PST by Publius804
Short on cash, some put a price on themselves
Lean times spurs interest in payment for sperm, eggs, plasma even hair
By JoNel Aleccia
Fri., Dec. 5, 2008
Before this fall, it might not have occurred to Michael Aylesworth to swap his sperm for money.
But faced with rising bills, a dwindling budget and a fractured economy, the 30-year-old Seattle man took stock of some very personal assets and decided to sell.
I did it because Im a student and Im always broke, said Aylesworth, who spent several delicate minutes in a small room at the Seattle Sperm Bank last month.
Apparently, hes not alone. Seeking quick cash in a tanking financial market, would-be sellers of a variety of body products sperm, eggs, blood plasma, even human hair are filling waiting rooms and swamping agencies with inquiries.
Increasingly, industry officials say people are hoping to trade spare body fluids, tissues and other parts for payments that can range from $20 to $50 a pop for blood plasma to $60 to $100 for a shot of sperm, $200 for a shiny ponytail and up to $7,000 for a fertile egg.
At the Seattle Sperm Bank alone, donor applications have tripled from 50 to 150 a month during this financially precarious autumn, staff members said, while officials at egg donation agencies from Chicago to Houston estimate that calls are up at least 30 percent over last year.
I am seeing a huge increase, said Mary Fusillo, director of The Donor Solution, an agency in Texas. She says egg donor applications have jumped in the past six weeks from two to five a day to 20. Its people who suddenly see it as a viable way to make a chunk of change all at one time.
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Home manufacturing business?
Some women just rent some parts out for an hour.
Might want to rethink that. There are lawsuits winding their way through Texas now to unseal records and give the kids access to your anonymous identity.
I gotta call Cathrine Zeta Jones about a lease
Huh. If I put off getting my hair cut until spring, I could make $200...
Broke? Need some extra money? Or simply looking for a new career? We can help you if you have some spare time on your hands...”
Become a professional “J**k-off”
Although I’ve never done it, I’ve never seen a big deal about selling sperm. It’s just like selling blood, although I’m sure a little more fun. lol
To his credit, he may have found a line of work he truly enjoys.
On the downside, how soon before people begin selling kidneys for cash...just like in India or any other third world country? I had never expected The New World Order to show us its dark underbelly so soon.
The recipient of the blood plasma or hair doesn't come back ten years later demanding years of child support payments after a DNA test.
That Hairtrader.com is selling to a bunch of fetishists. eeeeeeeew.
Edwards: "Money well spent!"
I have a cousin who thought he was a really great musician,
but we always thought he was just a beat-off.
$200 for a ponytail?
Dang, my hair grows fast and I don’t mind cutting it short... right now it’s too short to even go in a ponytail in the first place, but I’d totally sell it if it was long enough, and I could repeat the process maybe a couple times a year!
Wow, losers who can’t hold job to be the anon father.
A better business model would be to approach successful men and offer them more money -— couple grand to do an evaluation, grand or so per “deposit.”
What’s the going rate for nose oil?
I seem to have an endless supply of it that I’d like to sell. ;-)
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