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A 30-year-old member asked:

can sperm be alive and present on hands after a shower. i got semen on my hands and then took a warm shower for about 15 minutes. the semen washed off my hands and i applied body wash and conditioner during the shower. i also dried with a towel after?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: In real life, human sperm are not that rugged. A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, but using soap or body wash is ok too.

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