Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Infertility review – a very male taboo
The Welsh comedian explores a personal subject in this one-off documentary. But can he persuade other men to do the same?
“I suffer a condition,” says Rhod Gilbert in Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up to Infertility (BBC Two), “called shit jizz.” Ninety eight per cent of his sperm don’t swim straight. That’s a lot of responsibility for the two per cent. I’m not saying there is a conspiracy to prevent men confronting this issue, but how typical that, when I typed those words, autocorrect changed it to “shit jazz”.
Given that, as we learn, about 500m sperm are released each time the Welsh funnyman ejaculates, you would have thought the 10m straight shooters would be enough to impregnate his wife, Sian. The “you would have thought” in the last sentence confirms not only that I have no medical training, but suffer from the real curse of modern men: complacent oaf syndrome.Continue reading...