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Journalist admits stealing her husband’s sperm to get pregnant

Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones reveals her desperation to have a baby led to sneaking around behind her partner’s back

Posted: 3 November 2011
by Kimberley Smith
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Confessional Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones has revealed how her desperation to be a mum led her to steal her husband’s sperm while he was asleep.

But her husband wasn’t the only victim of this crime. Now in her 50s, Liz admits to first trying the trick with her live-in then boyfriend, when she was in her late 30s.

"Because he wouldn’t give me what I wanted, I decided to steal it from him. I resolved to steal his sperm from him in the middle of the night,” Liz writes.

“The ‘theft’ itself was alarmingly easy to carry out,” she continues. “One night, after sex, I took the used condom and, in the privacy of the bathroom, I did what I had to do. Bingo.”

But the impregnation attempt failed and it was several years later that a newly-married Liz decided to give it another go, this time with her unwilling husband.

Once again the attempt failed and Liz has now resigned herself to being childless. She concludes her confession with a bizarre warning to all men with partners in their late 30s and early 40s, saying that men should keep an eye on their sperm and dispose of used condoms themselves.

Bonkers or something you’d try?


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this is insane, but i suppose no different from the minority who " miss a few " of the pill, because they feel its time to start a family even if their partner doesnt. my friend did this and it cost her big time. she lost her partner over it as he felt betrayed and trapped however he does see his son often. i understand she must have been feeling desperate but maybe she should have sort proffesional help before resorting to sperm theft! personally if i were her partner i would have felt quite violated by this. The poor guy was using condoms to stop a pregnancy and she had the opposite on the agenda.

Posted: 09/11/2011 at 16:40

Don't condoms have spermicide inside them? Did this daft woman really think this would work?????

Posted: 09/11/2011 at 21:12

i am just watching this morning and this ridiculous woman is on trying to fight her case for stealing the sperm and she has just admitted that one of ther reasons that she wanted to get pregnant was because she thought "it was something to do and i might be able to take a year off on maternity, and i am not that mumsy or maternal" this woman has just made me furious and is giving women in general a bad name. and i dont fee if she has a influential job as a journalist she should be sending the message out that  this is ok


Posted: 10/11/2011 at 10:43

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