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Is sperm alive if wiped off 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 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
Probably not...: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Digital Penetration: If he had no sperm on his hands then digital penetration will not lead to pregnancy. It is when there is viable ejaculate or pre-ejaculate on the fin... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Sperm need a normal temperature to survive. They do not live on tissues. Washing your hands will remove the ejaculate.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Fingering: Yes, pregnancy is possible. Soerm may be present under your fingernails, for example.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Sperm does not live for more than a few minutes outside of the body. Washing one’s hands and drying off with a towel would kill any sperm
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 24 years experience
Highly unlikely: I'd say it is almost impossible. Nevertheless, you should be practicing safe sex. Any sperm that may have remained on your boyfriend's hands were li... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
Emergency Medicine 15 years experience
It depends: Sperm has a difficult time finding its way through thick clothing. Sperm if still alive maybe able to swim through thin clothing. Always practice sa... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Maybe (not) . . .: Only way to determine if someone's pregnant is to do a home pregnancy test (available at most drug stores) or wait 9 months. In the future, avoid unpr... Read More

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