Saviours and satyrs: ambivalence in narrative meanings of sperm provision.

  title={Saviours and satyrs: ambivalence in narrative meanings of sperm provision.},
  author={Maggie Kirkman},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  volume={6 4},
This paper reports on the complex representations of sperm providers in the narratives of donors, recipients and offspring involved in donor-assisted conception. Eighty-seven volunteers from Australia, Canada, UK, USA and Argentina participated in qualitative narrative research. Sperm provision was perceived to be publicly represented as sexualized, provoking both disgust and hilarity; this is interpreted as arising from its association with masturbation and the metaphorical representation of… CONTINUE READING

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