Ari Nagel, 40, a CUNY Kingsborough math professor has served as a free sperm donor in Brooklyn, New York in the past 12 years fathering 22 kids with 18 different women ranging from lesbian couples to single ladies who don’t have enough money to go to a sperm bank.
On a busy night last week at the Target on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Ari Nagel emerged from the men’s bathroom looking a little flushed and quite pleased with himself.
“It’s better when it’s fresh,” he told people gathered around.
”This isn’t time-consuming, and I’m doing it anyway,” he says of his hands-on hobby. “It’s very easy for me to do.”
His oldest child, now 12, was conceived with a woman he was in a committed relationship with, but all of his offspring since, he says, have resulted from his donations.
Sometimes he masturbates in a cup (which he prefers) while other times, a lesbian looking to conceive will have her partner in the bed for moral support while she and Nagel engage in sex.
“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.”
He often masturbates in public bathrooms before handing his sperm to ovulating women.
“I’m not doing it for easy action,” Nagel says. “Isn’t that what Tinder is for?”
“You don’t want to do it in one where people are knocking,” he notes.
Once a location is chosen, Nagel will go into the bathroom, pleasure himself while watching porn on his iPhone — “You can’t connect to Target Wi-Fi if you’re connecting to a porn site, so I use my cell service,” he says — and ejaculate into an Instead Softcup, a type of menstrual cup.
He then delivers the specimen to the woman, who goes into the ladies’ restroom and inserts it into her cervix.
“I can keep it in for 12 hours,” says Dege, a 40-year-old lesbian from The Bronx, one of Nagel’s customers.
The prolific professor is often successful with getting his clients pregnant, which he attributes to a high sperm count: 85 million per milliliter.
“It’s off the charts,” he boasts. “The clinic said they’ve never seen anything like it.”
(The Mayo Clinic says normal sperm density ranges from 15 million to greater than 200 million sperm per milliliter.)
As for his motivation, the big daddy professor insists he just likes spreading his seed which gives him joy.
“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.”
“I feel like [I’m] getting all the joy, but also getting a good night’s rest,” he says.
Nagel has a . album of photos of his kids and regularly baby-sits and attends birthday parties and graduations.
. NY times