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does sperm die in clorine pool?

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Dr. Omobola Oji
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Chlorine and salt will kill the sperm
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: this is a harsh environment for sperm to live.

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A 31-year-old male asked:

At the time of intercourse I m not able to discharge sperms in quantity and organ getting loose after course of 5-10 minutes, is there any problem. Kindly advise.?

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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Consult physician: Don't worry about the "quantity" of the sperm, unless there is none. A single drop is enough for conception purposes. You don't say if the penis gets flaccid before getting the orgasm or your total intercourse time is 5-10 minutes. You need to see a physician to evaluate this and other issues to find out the cause and prescribe a treatment if necessary.

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