Chinese sperm donors get a helping hand from machine BEIJING: Here's sperm donation with no mess or fuss. A hospital in China is trying to overcome sperm shortage by installing a hands-free extractor of the seminal fluid. The hospital, Zhengzhou Central Hospital, has said it needs the machine to attract more donors because the demand for sperm by infertile couples is rising rapidly. "The machine can be used by men who cannot donate sperm in the old-fashioned way," Zhu Guoxin, director of the urology department at the hospital, was quoted in the Chinese media as saying. "This machine is only recommended for patients who've had difficulty retrieving sperm. Users must use a condom, but lubricant and chemicals on condoms will affect the accuracy of the test results." The hands-free machine in grey, white and pink has an adaptable massager that can be adjusted according to the height of the donor. It can also adjust temperature, amplitude, frequency and speed. The device has a display screen and a surround sound system, according to reports in Chinese websites. A report on the subject has gone viral on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. A website is offering the device on sale for $2,800, saying "it can give patients very comfortable feeling". Chinese sperm donors get a helping hand from machine - The Times of India ************************** An ingenuous machine for the Chinese whenever they want to get a 'very comfortable feeling' and at the same time, do social service! And for the common Chinese, who apparently are rich, if one goes by report here, the machine is cheap to be bought and used at home!