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A 18-year-old male asked:

If my pants had urine on them and i precumed in my pants, would the urine kill the sperms sense sperms die from high levels of acidity?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Acidity and sperm: Sperm can survive the acidity of the vagina, but will die outside the body if left exposed to air.
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