One New York man, 40-year-old Ari Nagel is getting his 15 minutes of fame for a fairly strange reason. The CUNY Kinsborough math professor spoke with the New York Post about his side job; donating sperm for women who want to have children.
Nagel has sired 22 children over the past 12 years with 18 different women. Nagel has donated for lesbian couples who want to have a children, or single women who are not interested in going through sperm banks. When asked what spurred Nagle's decision he said, "This isn't time-consuming, and I'm doing it anyway...It's very easy for me to do."
Nagel went on to explain that sometimes he will provide sperm through intercourse, adding that when it is with a lesbian couple looking to conceive, the partner will often join in the bed for moral support. “She’s never slept with a guy before, so the partner’s in bed, holding her hand,” Nagel explains. “Sometimes, it could be a little painful, then after a few times, they’re comfortable to do it on their own.”
The other times he will simply provide women with a cup full of his semen, and will use public bathrooms to do the deed.
Nagel, and the women, rarely need a second go. He boasts that he has a very high sperm count: 85 million per millimeter. "It's off the charts," he boasted. "The clinic said they've never seen anything like it."
One woman explained why Nagel is such an attractive donor. “He’s a lot of fun to be around, he loves people, he’s outgoing, and he’s gorgeous,” says Tiffany Harrison, 41, of New Jersey, who with her wife, Yvonne, has a toddler daughter, Zoe, sired by Nagel.
As for his own motivations, Nagel loves spreading his seed to those in need. “I just love seeing how happy the moms and kids are . . . That’s why I do this,” he says. “It’s the gift that keeps on giving.” Nagel grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family with six siblings, and he says he get's the benefits of being fruitful and multiplying without the hassle. “I feel like [I’m] getting all the joy, but also getting a good night’s rest,” he says.
As for his love life, Nagel doesn't readily admit it during dates, but if the topic comes up he honestly answers the question.
Nagel has been hit with five child support suits, from the first five women. But since then, it has been smooth sailing, as Nagel hopes to continue to help women in need conceive for years to come.
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