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How long can sperm live on hands

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology 59 years experience
Unclear question: Unclear question.Sperm can live few hrs, depending on temperature & medium. After being wiped ? It is no more on hand is it wiped with soap/water?Al... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Sperm survival: Sperm under ideal conditions can survive for 2-3 days. Washing with soap will kill them.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not long: About 20 to 60 minutes at most.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nobody knows: Sperm don't live in the air, on clothes, or on other items. Their natural habitat is warm, fresh semen... not on hands or household objects. Fresh sem... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Who knows?: Thank you for bringing up this question to professionals. In my lifelong study and practice in urology of 35 yrs, I have never heard any discussion on... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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APortnoyeousQuestion: The last time I checked(and that was a long time ago)they seemed to die if they were out of their naturally warm,moist,viscous mucilaginous environmen... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Sperm is part of semen. You do not have sperm without semen. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you: Mean when someone compresses the penis to block ejaculation -- it can be very painful and possibly cause some tissue damage. Why would anyone need to ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
It depends: Outside of the body, sperm may die quickly when they are exposed to the air. The length of time they stay alive has a lot to do with how fast they dry... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Masturbation : I am not really sure what you are asking. Maybe if you phrase it differently. But, masturbation does not diminish your ability to make sperm. Spe... Read More

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