My name is Ethan and I am a sperm donor. I have a very high sperm count, good genetics, don’t use drugs or alcohol, practice safe sex and am STD free.
6ft tall, 180lbs, former 2x All American track athlete, Princeton grad with graduate studies in acting at USD. Healthy and fit, successful career as an athlete, actor, model, DJ, musician (see website,) and owner of IconDJ.com.
If you are mentally and physically healthy, educated and financially stable, I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to get in touch. The next step would be a Zoom call to see if we are a good match and to discuss logistics.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Q: Where are you based and do you travel?
A: I am based in Santa Cruz, CA and am happy to host or travel within the bay area. In certain cases I am open to traveling beyond the bay area or shipping AFTER the known donor agreement is signed and notarized here in Santa Cruz and we have tried at least one round of AI locally.
Q: What method to you prefer/recommend?
A: I donate via AI method only with a notarized known donor agreement like this one signed beforehand. While the exact choice of AI method is entirely up to you, there are only two methods I have personally found to be successful thus far. One couple became pregnant using a midwife and frozen sperm and the other 3 became pregnant by inserting a disposable menstrual cup with sperm inside of it. The brands of menstrual cup from those successful AI attempts are: Softcup and Flex. They come in small, medium, or large fit so it is important to get the right size for you. If you are out of practice putting these in, it is a good idea to practice because it is not the easiest to get these in without sperm spilling. I also recommend a conformable relaxing setting such as a hotel room for insemination.
Q: What is your schedule like?
A: The calendar below shows my availability. If a date is marked busy, it is still possible for me to meet but only during certain hours. Otherwise I am generally available daily from 3pm-3am.
Q: Why have you chosen to be a donor?
A: I donate because I want to help people create a family. I’m too focused on my entertainment career to start a family right now and I’m also not ready to be a bone marrow donor so I figure, hey, this is the least I can do.
Q: How many donor children do you have on planning?
A: I am not sure. I am very selective but have not decided to put a number on how many people I will donate for.
Q: Do you charge for donating?
A: I don’t charge. I just ask that the recipient pay for the notary service fee when we sign and notarize our 2 copies of the known donor agreement. The notary fee is $15 per signature and legally the only signatures that are required are those of the donor and the recipient.
Q: Have you donated successfully before?
A: Yes, I have donated successfully 4 times. 1 healthy girl and 1 healthy boy have been born and two couples are currently pregnant. Happy to donate as often as necessary to achieve a successful pregnancy and also happy to donate again down the road if you would like to have another child.
Q: What are your preferences for contact after conception?
A: I am definitely open to contact with the donor family but not expecting any.
Q: Are you STD free?
A: Yes, I am STD free. I get tested for all STDs every 6 months. I am fully vaccinated against HPV and also COVID-19. I practice safe sex with a condom every time. My most recent negative STD results are from 11-10-22 and I can share them in person. Results from 3/29/22 are below (click images to view full size.)
While I am STD free, I am positive for HSV 1 and CMV virus. Fifty to 80 percent of American adults have oral herpes (HSV-1.) Over half of adults have been infected with CMV by age 40.
Q: What is your ethnic mix?
A: According to 23andme, I am a mix of 23 different ethnic groups. Below are screen shots of my genetics results from 23andme (click images to view full size.)
Q: Are you sure you have healthy sperm?
A: Yes, I have very healthy sperm. Please see images below for my Sperm Analysis results (click images to view full size.) According to these results I have healthy sperm and a high sperm count. To increase the chances of conception, I try to obtain from sexual activity for three consecutive days before donating. I also try to eat especially healthy, avoid hot showers and keep my cellphone out of my pocket to promote healthy sperm production.
Q: Do you know your blood type?
A: Yes, My blood type is AB Positive. See photo below (click to view full size.) For information on why blood type matters, click here.
Q: Have you done a carrier screening AKA a DNA test that can tell whether you carry genetic variants that may increase your risk of having a child with an inherited condition?
A: Yes, click here to view report.
Q: Do you have photos of you as a baby/child?
A: Yes, see photos below (click to view full size.) For photos of me as an adult, click here.
- AI Shipping Info (I generally prefer not to ship, but possibly open to this)
- How to prep pack and ship the donation
- Sample Known Donor Insemination Agreement
- Recommended book: The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, & Birth
- How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
- Here’s When to Take an Ovulation Test