Salem, WI
A 18-year-old female asked:

Do disinfectant wipes still work if they are wet? i left a container of disinfectant wipes in my car during the heat and they still contain moisture. and can those same wipes kill sperm? i wiped my hand off with them before fingering my girlfriend?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Yes, wet chlorinated wipes can kill sperms.
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