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#31 Old 10-27-2004, 05:11 AM
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Haha, I know this is an embarrassing issue... but my girlfriend wants to know. Is semen vegetarian/vegan?



I think it would be hard for seamen to be vegan. They are on a ship and they have to eat what is there........

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Matt Ball, head of Vegan Outreach thinks that the whole point of veganism is not to avoid animal products as an end in itself, but to avoid doing things that contribute to animals suffering.



In the world we live in that translates to not buying meat, milk, or eggs.



Your sperm is an animal product, but supposedly no one is being hurt ( non -consentually at least ) in its production.

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Your sperm is an animal product, but supposedly no one is being hurt ( non -consentually at least ) in its production.



You can justify it any way you want. Sperm are not ours to wear, to use for food, entertainment, or (sexual) experimentation!

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#34 Old 10-27-2004, 05:34 AM
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You can justify it any way you want. Sperm are not ours to wear, to use for food, entertainment, or (sexual) experimentation!

Interesting. This will sure come (sorry) as bad news for many people.
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Cutting through the BS here. The reason for veganism is not out of some religious dietary law in which substances that come from animals are unclean. The reason for veganism is that animal products are obtained through the violent exploitation of animals. Asking "is it vegan" about a human substance usually given freely and with joy is a non-sequetor.



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So if you found an animal that had just died of natural causes and you ate it you'd still be vegan?

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So if you found an animal that had just died of natural causes and you ate it you'd still be vegan?



In the dictionary definition of the word? Of course not.



My reasons for becoming vegan have never been about non-consumption of animal products, but more about lessening animal cruelty.



Perhaps this warrants a more in-depth debate?
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So if you found an animal that had just died of natural causes and you ate it you'd still be vegan?



No, not according to the dictionary definition, but the whole point behind the concept is to not cause more suffering of animals on your behalf.

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this is the stupidest topic. I mean, REALLY!



kirksjobluder said it best. thank you for stating the incredibly obvious.



jellyfishgirl, why is this a good debate? Its ludicrous.



its stuff like this that makes being vegan harder. I have to answer these types of questions. In itself, that would be fine as many people honestly don't know. But to hear all these vegans and vegetarians saying, "well technically, it isnt, but blah blah." I really have no words for this type of b.s.



are we without all logic? are you guys just bored and wanting to analyze something to death?



WHAT IS THE DEAL?!



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Wow! I think I am stupider for having read this thread. Can I have that two minutes of my life back?
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are you guys just bored and wanting to analyze something to death?



WHAT IS THE DEAL?!



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That's my excuse. I don't know about the rest of these jokers.

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this is the stupidest topic. I mean, REALLY!



kirksjobluder said it best. thank you for stating the incredibly obvious.



jellyfishgirl, why is this a good debate? Its ludicrous.



its stuff like this that makes being vegan harder. I have to answer these types of questions. In itself, that would be fine as many people honestly don't know. But to hear all these vegans and vegetarians saying, "well technically, it isnt, but blah blah." I really have no words for this type of b.s.



are we without all logic? are you guys just bored and wanting to analyze something to death?



WHAT IS THE DEAL?!



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If sperm is anti-vegan, then breastfeeding would be too, wouldn't it?



While I agree fully, I feel that I must advise anyone with the word spunk in their name to steer clear of this thread. They'd just be setting themselves up.







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Haha, I know this is an embarrassing issue... but my girlfriend wants to know. Is semen vegetarian/vegan?



This same subject has been asked about over and over. It seems it is not that embarrassing, or else people wouldn't keep bringing it up.



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So if you found an animal that had just died of natural causes and you ate it you'd still be vegan?



Well, you know. I'm reading the revolutionary manga Buddha by Osamu Tezuka and the graphic novel opens with a parable of a rabbit jumping into a fire in order to save a religious wise man. So if I was starving in the wilderness and and another creature jumped into the fire to save my life, I probably would.



But not being religious, a wise man, or prone to being lost in the wilderness, I don't expect to be in that situation.
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"Every sperm is sacred.

Every sperm is great.

If a sperm is wasted.

God gets quite irate."



Swallowing them seems much less wasteful than letting them lay (lie? help, grammar police!) around in little puddles, drying up.



This is a silly conversation, but I am all for silly...and swallowing sperm.



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Wow! I think I am stupider for having read this thread. Can I have that two minutes of my life back?



Nope, the brain cells you used to read this thread are dead forever. Sorry. No refunds.
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If a vegan kid eats his/her own boogers, are they still considered a vegan?? muwahahahahaa!!!
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"Every sperm is sacred.

Every sperm is great.

If a sperm is wasted.

God gets quite irate."



Swallowing them seems much less wasteful than letting them lay (lie? help, grammar police!) around in little puddles, drying up.



This is a silly conversation, but I am all for silly...and swallowing sperm.



Sunny

You need to rub off on the rest of the female population........heh..
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If a vegan kid eats his/her own boogers, are they still considered a vegan?? muwahahahahaa!!!



MsRuthieB... Your siggy line reminds me of a favorite quote of mine:



The measure of a mans character is not what he gets from his ancestors, but what he leaves his descendants.
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Ohh, come on. Any excuse to talk about spoo is a good one.
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Let's at least discuss whether or not its a good source of protein.
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This is a silly conversation, but I am all for silly...and swallowing sperm.



We can tell by the look on your face.

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Am I THAT transparent? lol



...but today I have a flu bug and the whole idea just sounds wretched.



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As a committed longtime ethical/health-minded vegan and regular consumer of my man's sperm, for me personally there is an urgent issue not mentioned: What does the sperm provider eat? If he's not vegan, and especially not vegetarian, then his sperm and everything about his body, including his sweat, his pheromes and even his scent are not vegan because they contain the essence of what he eats. If a man eats meat or fish or other slaughter products, then his sperm is a product of harm. And what if a novice vegetarian man just happens to eat vitamins or medications in gelatin capsules or tablets or drinks wine filtered through fish bladders (isinglass)? I would say his sperm is not vegan. Sperm is a life force that should be celebrated and savored by the tongue of compassion in sexual intimacy. Is it comprised of living beings before it reaches the egg? That's a tough one but I don't see it as a vegan issue. We know that nearly all men's sperm cells are destined to die as ejaculate because sperm was meant to gush like a fountain of life and men cannot contain it forever. Releasing it is healthy and natural. Probably less than one in a billion sperm cells lives on via pregnancy. The virility of ahimsa-based (non-harm) sperm can be both sexual and sacred to consume because it derives from eternal life, not death. Virile sperm was worshiped in some ancient civilizations. The intimate tasting and consumption of my man's sperm is an expression of physical and spiritual love allowing it to avoid being wasted. It lives on within me as nourishment that becomes one with every cell in my body, meaning I'm happily composed of what comes from his testicles but I'm not composed of dead animal flesh. Receiving it as nourishment also stimulates and rewards my man for his vegan ethical ahimsa. I know this was a really old (2004) post. But I would hope that any vegan girl will feel the same about her man’s sperm.

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Haha, I know this is an embarrassing issue... but my girlfriend wants to know. Is semen vegetarian/vegan?
If the sperm is given willingly, then in spirit: yes, and technically, it would depend on whether or not the donor is a vegan himself, since sperm, like breast milk, is affected by the donor's diet.

In other words, it's both a matter of consent and the donor's diet.

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.
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This is the kind of topic that makes us all look like idiots.
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"...as nourishment"
What the...

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form." - William Ralphe Inge

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