VWPA Advice #021: Is Sperm Vegan?
“…well, is it!?”
I’m not sure how often this question is asked in earnest but giving it the benefit of the doubt, the answer is: yes. Or no. Whatever. Bottom-line, human body fluids do not fall into the “vegan or not” category. The reason for this is because they are not procured via exploitation, and if they are, then they are procured during the execution of a crime and more serious, actionable conversation needs to happen.
I would argue that anything that happens within a species is automatically removed from a question of veganism. What we do to, or with, each other falls outside of the realm of what veganism is trying to accomplish. So this covers sperm, breast milk, saliva, blood…you get the picture.
Swallow, or don’t, based on your sexual proclivities, not based on your ethics. As always, be safe and have fun!
Totally have to agree with Nichole here, as long as your aren’t exploiting another being and it is from your own species (during a consensual act) I don’t believe it has anything to do with veganism… :)
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