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when sperm hits the air does it die

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Wong
33 years experience Family Medicine
NO: This may be a misconception for couples using the "pull out method" for contraception. Sperm may not be viable for long "out in the air" however, if ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes they do: Very quickly.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: it actually takes a few minuets but if they are i semen or certain other fluids they may survive for a while.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No immediately.: Sperm can survive about an hour outside the body.
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Sperm: up to few hours.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Pretty quick!: Depends on surrounding ejaculate a bit. But exposure is not good outside. A single spermatozoa exposed will die quickly,
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When sperm is: dried out - it is no longer functional / alive.
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Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Sperm : It does not die when it hits the air. When people dontate sperm they ejaculate in a cup and it is frozen for use later. The air does not kill the sp ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Sperm will not survive out side , unless you preserve in proper solutions and temperature as done in sperm banks In female genital system will survive ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Sperm does not die after it encounters air. Sperm can possibly survive outside the body on any type of surface or container for maybe an hour or two.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
No; air doesn't kill: Exposure to "air" does not kill sperm. And, at home "insemination" (placing semen/sperm into the vagina) is no better than intercourse: it will, als ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes...No: Sperm dies when dry. Your rod will protect you from pregnancy.

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