Trent Arsenault, Bay Area Man Flooded with Sperm Requests, in New York for Media Blitz
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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.
While 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 say, America, prepare to be weirded out.
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