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how long does it take for sperm to die

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Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Your question: It would depend on room temperature and humidity. Sperm are likely dead as soon as the semen is dried and no longer liquid.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Seconds to minutes: Sperm is very unstable in the environment and will die very quickly.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Reusing TP?: Are you really re-using toilet paper? Leaving it lying around or inside of a female's vagina? I honestly do not understand this question.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Up to 24 hours: Sperm can remain viable for quite some time. If they are in a warm, moist environment, they can be active for several days. However, if they are dried ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Minutes: Sperm is very sensitive to any environment other than testicles. Even in the vagina tons of sperm cells die quickly. Outside of the body it dies quick ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends where: Sperm can live up to a week in the fallopian tube if they get that far. Do not survive more than a few hours in vagina unless they pass thru opening i ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unanswerable: Unfortunately there is no real answer to this. What are you really asking?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holden
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sperm in a condom: Some condoms contain spermicide, causing sperm death quickly. In regular condoms, sperm may remain viable for several days.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: It's not the oxygen that kills sperm it's more the ambient temperature. Also sperm does not survive well within the semen. So to answer your question ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It dies in few minut: It dies in few minutes, as soon as it is exposed to the air it is dead.I will say within 5 minutes.

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