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A 23-year-old male asked:

How long does it take sperm to die in air.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Minutes: Sperm is very sensitive to any environment other than testicles. Even in the vagina tons of sperm cells die quickly. Outside of the body it dies quickly as it dries up.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Since sperm: Generally don't fly through the air like birds, it's really hard to tell. If you mean how long do they live on a surface, they die as soon as they dry out. If you listen very, very closely you can often hear them crying out as they expire.

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A 17-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for sperm to die when it is exposed to air?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Seconds to minutes: Sperm is very unstable in the environment and will die very quickly.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does it take sperm to die after expulsion?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends where: Sperm can live up to a week in the fallopian tube if they get that far. Do not survive more than a few hours in vagina unless they pass thru opening in cervix. They need to pass thru uterus to fallopian tube to survive. Die soon after ejaculation if outside vagina. Can survive many years if frozen as at a sperm bank. Need to be inserted rapidly after ejaculation if used for artificial insemination.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How long does it takes sperm to die in a condom?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It dies in few minut: It dies in few minutes, as soon as it is exposed to the air it is dead.I will say within 5 minutes.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take sperm to die in a condom?

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Dr. John Holden
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Sperm in a condom: Some condoms contain spermicide, causing sperm death quickly. In regular condoms, sperm may remain viable for several days.
A 16-year-old male asked:

Does sperm die when exposed to air?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: After a period of time as they dry out.

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