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Will hot water and soap kill sperm? How long can sperm live?

Will hot water and soap kill sperm? How long can sperm live?

Hot H2O kills sperm.: Hi Karina 0626
Yes, sperm cells are quite delicate and need to be ejaculated IN the vagina, as close to the cervical os (opening) as possible for them to work. When guys do a sperm test and ejaculate into a container, there is a large amount of the sperm that are not motile. Anything below 50% motility is not normal and below 25% could be problematic. Sperm on your clothing will not make you preg. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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Will cold tap water (with or without soap) very quickly or even instantly kill sperm, owing to osmotic shock?

Will cold tap water (with or without soap) very quickly or even instantly kill sperm, owing to osmotic shock?

Spermicide?: Tap water is definitely going to create an osmotic deficit when contacting living cells, but it is not sufficient to kill sperm effectively, so pregnancy is always a possibility.
The only way to resolve this is to wait until the receiver of the sperm has a period. Obtain a serum (HCG) pregnancy test if she is "late". ...Read more

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Is cold water and soap enough to kill sperm or Pre cum in my hands?

Is cold water and soap enough to kill sperm or Pre cum in my hands?

Yes: Soap and water will remove the sperm from your hands.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does cold water and hand soap kill sperm or pre-cum instantly?

Does cold water and hand soap kill sperm or pre-cum instantly?

Very quickly: If they are on an external surface. Actually, sperm are not that aggressive -- they're pretty nonviolent creatures. You usually don't have to massacre them. They also don't jump off of surfaces and crawl into your vagina to impregnate you. ...Read more

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Does latex kill sperm?

Does latex kill sperm?

No the latex in a: Condom does not kill sperm, it acts as a barrier to it. ...Read more

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Does menthol kill sperm?

Thanks for asking!: Nonoxynol-9 and microbicide are to more common studied spermatocidal agents. ...Read more

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Does 70% alcohol kill sperm?

Does 70% alcohol kill sperm?

Please clarify: I do not understand the question. Are you asking if using alcohol post coitus will kill sperm and prevent pregnancy? If you are asking this the answer is not very effectively. Alcohol would not reach the internal cervix or uterus to kill any sperm swimming there. Topical alcohol is not a form of birth control. ...Read more

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Will terconazole kill sperm?

Will terconazole kill sperm?

No: Terconazole is a treatment for yeast / fungal infections vaginally. It has no spermicidal or sperm eliminating properties that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Does a chlorine pool kill sperm?

Does a chlorine pool kill sperm?

Sperm: No, you can't get pregnant from a swimming pool. Sperm ejaculated outside the human body likely only survive a few minutes. Ejaculate or seminal fluid dries out very quickly when outside the human body, once it is dried the sperm die almost immediately. Dissipated into pool water, a similar outcome would occur. ...Read more

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Does water kill sperm due to osmotic shock?

Does water kill sperm due to osmotic shock?

Osmotic shock: Sperm could not live in water for a prolonged period of time. But having sex under water does not prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does water kill sperm due to osmotic shock?

Does water kill sperm due to osmotic shock?

Here are some. ..: Sperms are very fastidious for their survival so submerging in water will spoil their needed cozy environment like inside semen for survival. But, don't apply this fact to innovate or improvise something for contraception. Always consult Doc for such. ...Read more

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Does lube kill sperm or make them less effective?

Does lube kill sperm or make them less effective?

Yes: Different lubrications on the market can create a hostile environment for sperm. In general, the most mild, water based lubricants that do not contain perfumes, dyes, stimulants, etc. Are best for fertility. I recommend canola oil as a good alternative to traditional lubricants--it is effective and not harmful to sperm/semen. ...Read more

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Can saliva kill sperm?

Yes: Eventually. Immediately "no, " eventually "yes.".

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Does saliva kill sperm?

No: I actually heard of a case where a live sperm was seen under the microscope the next day to the girl's embaressment. ...Read more

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Could shampoo kill sperm in the shower?

Could shampoo kill sperm in the shower?

Nobody knows: Don't bet three people's future on it. A woman isn't going to get pregnant off a shower curtain, bar of soap, or swimming pool no matter what some ungentlemanly man may have done there earlier. But don't expect shampoo to be a contraceptive. ...Read more

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Does the pH in the mouth kill sperm?

Does the pH in the mouth kill sperm?

Not really: Not really. The mouth is not that acidic. Some will die but not the majority. ...Read more

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How to kill sperm outside the body?

How to kill sperm outside the body?

Sperm Die: Sperm do not live outside of the body. They die very quickly. What is the real question here? ...Read more

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Does the acidity in urine kill sperm?

Does the acidity in urine kill sperm?

Yes: It is true that sperm can not live very long in an acidic environment such as in urine. ...Read more

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Can shampoo kill sperm outside of the body?

Can shampoo kill sperm outside of the body?

Yes: Sperm die as soon as they are out of the body, unless they are inside a warm friendly vagina. Soap, shampoo etc would speed up sperm "kill". ...Read more

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Do condoms have stuff on them to kill sperm?

Check the condom: That you are buying to see if it has a spermicide or not. ...Read more

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Can drinking vinager kill sperm the next day?

Can drinking vinager kill sperm the next day?

No: This may give you a stomach-ache (or not), but it will have zero effect on conceiving a baby.
You will be able to increase your understanding of these things by so much! Ask for information from a reliable source. Library, clinic, doctor, pharmacy, online.... The options are endless. It is also a good idea to learn about yourself - can even be fun. You'll have a better life than you'd imagined! ...Read more

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Saliva kill sperm? If it does how long does it take?

Saliva kill sperm? If it does how long does it take?

Only a flesh wound: I hope another doctor also answers. But, till then. No. Saliva is not able to kill sperm - it does hurt it - but not fatally. So, do not think that this is even a poor birth control method. It will disappoint you. ...Read more

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Does a heating pad kill sperm inside a females body?

Does a heating pad kill sperm inside a females body?

No: The heat from the pad will not get to the interior so the sperms will maintain normal viability. ...Read more

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My friend Morgan keeps havin questions I don't no, but she is 2 stubborn 2 ask anyone for help. She asked me if its true that saliva can kill sperm?

No: If you are thinking to use as a spermicide after unprotected sex. then no, Tell Morgan to see her doctor for various contraceptive choices, saliva is not going to be one of them. ...Read more

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Can a lot of spit kill sperm?

Can a lot of spit kill sperm?

Spit where??: Only spermicidal agents will kill sperm even them not 100% effective. Ones sperms enters female genital system will survive un to 4 to 5 days. Ultimately need single sperm to fertilize the ovum and pregnancy. See your physician to get various prophylactic measures not to get pregnant, if that is what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Does menthol cigarettes kill sperm cells?

Does menthol cigarettes kill sperm cells?

No: They are neither an effective male or female contraceptive, nor in any way good for you. ...Read more

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Can a blood clotting condition kill sperm cells?

Can a blood clotting condition kill sperm cells?

No connection: There is just too much missing from your question. What disorder? What damage to your organs has it done? Are your testicles damaged because of this disorder? ...Read more

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How do spermicide (male) condoms work? As in, how do they kill sperm?

How do spermicide (male) condoms work? As in, how do they kill sperm?

Here are some...: Some kinds of condoms may be manufactured with coating on condoms so to add additional protection by killing sperms in contact and uplift their selling pitch. Nonetheless due diligence and vigilance in practicing safe sex are still main ingredients for succeeding in contraception. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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During foreplay can saliva kill sperm as me and partner are trying for a baby? Will this affect it?

Saliva & sperm: Studies show that saliva can have a negative effect on sperm. If your partner has enough sperm then it's unlikely to make a major difference, but if he has a low sperm count then every single sperm may count. ...Read more

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Doc had told me lubes like KY yours, kill sperm and should be avoided when ttc, true? What would you recommend? I don't need one but i'd like option.

Doc had told me lubes like KY yours, kill sperm and should be avoided when ttc, true? What would you recommend? I don't need one but i'd like option.

Lubricants: Most lubricants will work against sperm motility. Preseed and conceive plus are two that supposedly don't. If at all possible it is probably best not to use a lubricant while try to conceive. ...Read more