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if i masturbate in a swimming pool could my sperm swim up a random woman and get her pregnant?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Hmmmm.: Are you a man named sherry? The answer is probably not, but masturbating in a pool with other people in it is not really a socially acceptable thing to do. Yuck.
Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
ditto
Jan 15, 2012
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Sperm will die in the swimming pool water. Only way for a woman to get pregnant in a swimming pool is to have sex in the water.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
I answered this one before. My answer was that this is disgusting and you should not do it. Masturbating in privacy outside of a swimming pool will also not a woman pregnant, and is far less nasty.
Apr 21, 2012
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Provided original answer
I agree with both Dr. Fogelson's answer & his comment!
Jun 24, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: I doubt that would ever happen.The over-hydration would likely render the sperm impaired to the point they would never work.I do recall an instance where this argument was used in a paternity case,but this was long ago and likely more myth than real.
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
No.: Chlorinated water will kill the sperm too quickly for them to be viable.

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