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Thanks to Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie, The World Learns About MPreg Fetishism

Thomas Beatie’s wife Nancy can’t get pregnant—she had a hysterectomy twenty years ago—so when the couple decided that they wanted a child, Beatie offered to make like a seahorse and carry it himself. Beatie was born a woman. He switched … Read More

By / April 4, 2008

Thomas Beatie’s wife Nancy can’t get pregnant—she had a hysterectomy twenty years ago—so when the couple decided that they wanted a child, Beatie offered to make like a seahorse and carry it himself. Beatie was born a woman. He switched genders ten years ago, getting chest surgery and beginning a regime of twice-monthly testosterone injections, but he held onto his uterus. Now he’s legally male and pregnant.

Yesterday Beatie went on Oprah to discuss his delicate condition. There’s been some debate about whether he qualifies as a “pregnant man” since he’s still got a uterus, but—lavender cardigan non-withstanding—the clip makes it pretty clear that he identifies as a dude who just wants to have a baby with his wife. As opposed to, like, a hot slutty preggyboy.

What’s a preggyboy? Oh, you people are so naïve. Preggyboys populate the fantasies of mpreg fetishists—guys who get off on the idea of male pregnancy. You can find more mpreg fiction and illustrations (NSFW, obvs) than you’d ever dreamed of at Pregnantman.net, which has all sorts of stories about people like Matt, a sexy trucker who magically turns into a sexy blonde named Maddie who then gets pregnant by—ooh, an ouroborus!—a sexy trucker named Matt. Not to mention stories that end like this:

I'm 20 years old now. So far I've delivered 57 children. Pretty good, huh? I still don't know what exactly happened to me to make me so very fertile, but I've now come to think that it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I still absolutely love the feeling of being pregnant, and the sex Dante and I have it nothing short of spectacular…. Of course, looking after all of my children is a challenge, but I love them all just so much that it doesn't really seem like a chore.

Mpreg shows up a lot in fan fiction – you know, Dumbledore knocking up Snape, that sort of thing. There’s even a truly niche subset called Pregfur for people whose secret deepest wish is to be a pregnant badger.

I figured that even though Beatie doesn't seem remotely like an mpreg fetishist, the preggyboys would be totally excited about his existence — I mean, here's a guy living their dream (minus the 57 babies part.) Sadly, though, the Pregnantman.net forum seems to have been colonized by an anti-Israel, anti-Denmark Turkish hacker. As usual, the antisemites ruin it for everyone.