Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

does rinsing hands wash away sperm

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, and using soap once is ok too.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Washing with soap and water and drying will wash all of it off. This is especially important to reduce the risk of infection.
5
5 thanks
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: It takes a certain number of sperm deposited in the vagina for fertilization of the egg. The process you described is not likely to result in pregnanc ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If the worries are about possible undesired pregnancy, that is not possible in above scenario. Using contraception consistently should help with the a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: In real life, human sperm are not that rugged. A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, but using soap or ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Here are some ...: Likely they are all dead within minutes due to sperm's fastidious requirement for survival. But, there has been no known clinical study to specificall ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Eventually: Sperm don't last long outside the warm moist environment of the male &female genital tract. When they dry out, they are no linger effective. When ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not enough: to matter anyway. Fertility rate falls rapidly with lowering numbers and that should get rid of nearly all of them.
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely : Not really a problem , It cannot be spread this way
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Nope: Sounds like you have cleaned everything up well, and I cannot imagine residual sperm being present after all that cleaning

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
24/7 visits
$15 per month