The national news just can't get enough of the Bay Area's one man sperm-donor, Trent Arsenault. The 36-year-old, who claims to have fathered 14 offspring with his super-potent sperm he ejaculates during porn movies (yes, they are available online), told SF Weekly that he flew out of Oakland at 4 a.m. Wednesday to tell his story to curious New Yorkers.
First stop in the 36-hour media blitzkrieg is 20/20, for a piece that the show has been working on for months, with co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas having flown out previously to the Bay Area to conduct interviews. Then, Arsenault says, he'll be on a network tour, filming segments with Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, Today, and Nightline.
Arsenault recently entered the news cycle after the FDA sent him cease and desist letters ordering him to stop
offering his seed for free on his website, TrentDonor. Arsenault has fought back, saying that he has a personal relationship with all the families he impregnates.
Of course, this isn't your everyday charity story, which is why it has drawn so much attention from the national media. Arsenault says that since his FDA
controversy made local headlines, he's gotten "dozens" of inquiries about his
sperm -- from as far away as Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, France, Italy, and
Ireland. Arsenault says he's been turning these international requests down since he only offers up his sperm to Bay Area families. He has continued to sign new contracts with local couples seeking his semen, despite the FDA's requests.
Arsenault is unabashed about his service, he says he never wanted the
media to find out about his porn videos. As
Arsenault tells us, "Some people would call them porn videos; I call it
documenting the process of being a donorsexual."
You can be the judge and view his NSFW show here. In our opinion, he's no Dirk Diggler.
He says some couples are seriously asking for the footage of him secreting the semen that made
their baby -- and not surprisingly, he's happy to oblige.
"The government is
trying to say donor-sexuality is not intimacy. After millions and
millions of people have viewed them and they've gone viral on a
mainstream sex site, it reinforces the fact that people see some
sexuality in being a sperm donor," he says.
With Arsenault's story
about to hit the mainstream news, we can only