A 39-year-old member asked:
how long can sperm survive?
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Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Um, WHAT?: Intravaginal semen (/sperm) routinely survive 3-5 days, if that is what you are trying to ask. If not, need to re-ask with more detail as to question.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
What is sperm banking?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Future planning: Sperm banking is a process of saving and freezing sperm to be used, of needed, after a vasectomy or for other reasons.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Where can you find a sperm donor?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Sperm banks: Commercial sperm banks. A simple internet search will yield several results. These banks will provide information on the details of the donor. Once ready for treatment, your doctor may need to fill out a form for obtaining the sperm.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
How long can sperm live for? And can sperm survive during a period?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
4-5 days and no: When sperm are deposited into the vagina they quickly move into the cervical mucus to avoid the acid ph of the vagina. Once in the cervical mucus the sperm swim through to the uterus and up to the egg over the next few days. Good cervical mucus is usually only present for 1-3 days before ovulation. After ovulation the mucus is thick and during a period the mucus is gone.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
How long sperms can survive inside & outside of underwear ?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Please see below: Inside a woman's body, sperm can live for up to five days depending on the conditions. If you have unprotected sex even a few days before your partner ovulates, there is a chance of achieving a pregnancy.
On a dry surface, such as clothing or bedding, sperm are dead by the time the semen has dried.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
How long can sperm survive on underwear?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Sperm die quickly: Sperm are already dead as soon as semen dries out on underwear, survival on underwear can be counted in seconds rather than minutes. Thus sperm die very quickly unless in a warm moist vagina or even in a warm container.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2020
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