One of the many reasons I love going to various Pride festivals each year is that I can never resist a good freebie - I always come home laden with pens, condoms, lanyards, lollipops, and keyrings. And, it was at Nottingham Pride last July that I picked up this little sperm keyring as a freebie.
Essentially, it's a small plastic keyring, very hard and rigid, moulded into the shape of a sperm, with a wiggly tail, and an oval head, with small bumps on the head indicating where eyes would be. Aside from the bumps indicating the eyes, the body of the sperm, and the tail are almost perfectly smooth. My Sperm is a translucent green, and glows in the dark once 'charged' under direct light. It is attached to a small metal linked chain, which in turn is attached to a standard key ring loop, allowing you to attach keys for safe keeping.
I rather like the little fellow - whilst I do currently have him attached to my house keys, in my old house I actually had him attached to my bathroom light pull, where guests would have to pull him to turn the light on when they wanted to use the toilet. He provoked endless giggles, and plenty of comment, and if left to 'charge' under the lights for a little while, would glow in the dark, albeit not very brightly.
When I moved house, I didn't want to leave him behind, so I took him off and popped him onto my new house keys. He's quite small, approximately 2 inches long from head to tail, not including key ring fixings, so popping him into a pocket is easy. He's sustained a little damage from me occasionally chewing on his tail when I get bored though!
The one criticism I do have is that he does have eyes - which of course sperm, being single celled organisms do not! It's a shame he's not a little more anatomically correct, though it does make it possible to pass him off as a tadpole!
Overall, I think he was a fun little freebie. He's available from amazon for 49p, which seems reasonable until you take into account the £3 delivery charge - I certainly wouldn't be willing to pay this for him, cute as he is! Still, since I didn't have to pay, I'm happy to award him 4 stars!