Woman 'stockpiling semen' in an effort to fight coronavirus, but doctors say her advice is nonsense
While the experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) are advising everyone to wash their hands regularly and thoroughly or to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer - it appears that others have adopted more unconventional methods of staving off the contagious coronavirus.
One health blogger, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire in England, is advising her followers to stockpile human semen, which they can then ingest in order to keep their immune system "on track" to fight COVID-19.
Tracey Kiss, a 32-year-old mom-of-two posted a YouTube video, informing her viewers of the supposed health benefits of consuming semen amid the pandemic.
In the video, the blogger, also a fitness trainer, refers to stockpiling semen as a "free and alternative method". She also advises viewers to consume it sooner rather than later, or else to keep it in ice cube trays in their freezer.
Per the YouTuber's description for the video, she has spoken about the "natural health benefits" of consuming semen for years.
Admitting that it has long been regarded as "taboo", she adds "that with time and research more and more people are waking up to the fact that natural, unprocessed home remedies are a safe and alternative method to the side effects of modern medicines for fighting off illness.
"[In the video,] I discuss a safe and easy method to stockpile semen at home and keep your immune system on track to fight off the coronavirus."
Interestingly, most of the comments on Tracey's video were positive, with one subscriber gushing: "Wow British Women are much more open-minded compared to N.A. Ladies. [You're] on top of the Subject maybe a hand would help! Thanks [sic]."
Another wrote: "Well you are just one amazing [woman] with information so thank you for sharing [sic]."
A third went as far as to thank the YouTuber for her advice, writing: "Thanks very much me dear Tracy kiss best information to Corona virus and very happy weekend your family and Children's halting [sic]."This is the controversial moment Vanessa Hudgens said self-isolating for months "sounds like a bunch of bullsh*t":
However, not all of the commenters praised Tracy Kiss for her unconventional theory amid the coronavirus pandemic.
One person asked in disbelief: "Is this a sketch? It is? Right?"
While another refuted Tracy Kiss's claim about semen being vegan. "Not vegan!" the YouTuber commenter insisted.
Despite the mostly positive response, the health blogger's claims have been slammed by doctors.
In an interview with The Sun, Dr. Sarah Jarvis said: "There are hundreds of myths out there about how to protect yourself against Covid-19. Most of them are exactly that – myths.
"The idea of drinking semen doesn’t have the slightest nugget of science behind it and is frankly extremely worrying.
"There is absolutely no benefit to drinking semen from one known 'donor' even when you know everything about their sexual history.
"But if you are taking in semen from more than one person, you would run the risk of sexually transmitted infections as well.
"There are clear ways you can protect yourself and they are the messages we are giving out constantly – thorough handwashing, using 60 percent plus sanitizer gel when soap and water aren’t available and avoiding contact with others as much as possible. Please don’t listen to any other nonsense."