‘Sperm donors’ are trying to trick lesbians in to having sex with men
Women in same-sex relationships who want to get pregnant are being pressured into having sex with men.
Men are offering their services as unauthorised sperm donors for as little as £30 in secret Facebook groups.
A BBC documentary has uncovered how men offer their semen in secret Facebook groups, with the women sometimes not even knowing their name or other basic details.
Prospective donors offer themselves on social media – volunteering to donate their sperm for no more than the cost of petrol involved.
Many men say their motivation is to help women conceive who cannot do so naturally.
However BBC Three’s Desperately Seeking Semen has exposed how some men offer their semen via artificial insemination, only to then demand unprotected, penetrative sex when they arrive at the woman’s home.
According to two women featured, Chelsea and Sarah, who are in a relationship, heterosexual men are targeting lesbians looking to have children in a bid to ‘turn’ them.
25-year-old Chelsea says: “There’s a lot of people on sperm donation sites that’ll decide that they’ll give someone the help with AI.
“AI is artificial insemination, where you do it through a turkey basting mechanism.
“They’ll turn up and they’ll push for NI, which is a natural insemination, so basic sex.”
Sarah, 23 explains: “A handful of them that are on there specifically to try and challenge to see if they can turn a lesbian straight.”
“There’s a lot of that, isn’t there. It’ just because ‘you haven’t had it off a proper bloke’.
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“And it’s like someone saying, ‘but this gherkin is longer than the other one.’
“I’m still not gonna go for that gherkin, you know what I mean?”
Some women are resorting to the unregulated donation market due to the high costs of IVF.
It can cost women up to £5,000 to go through the process, compared to just £30 a time from some unauthorised men.
Sex Map of Britain: Desperately Seeking Semen is on BBC iPlayer.