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How long can sperm survive?

How long can sperm survive?

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. ...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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How long can sperm survive in the shower after the shower hasnt been used in over 9 hours?

How long can sperm survive in the shower after the shower hasnt been used in over 9 hours?

Not long,: Plus i don't know of anyone who's become impregnated through their toes. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive on skin?

How long can sperm survive on skin?

Little while: Depends on moisture, temperature, etc., but can reasonably survive for a few hours. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How do you know?: How do you no that no mucus or hospitable environment is available. Don't know when mucous is "fertile" and when it isn't. Sperm can last up to 5 days. If you don't want to get pregnant, don't have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive in best conditions inside vagina?

How long can sperm survive in best conditions inside vagina?

Not long, few hours: However, they can survive about 5 days if they reach the fallopian tubes! ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive outside body If added to a fertile friendly lubricant (preseed). ?

How long can sperm survive outside body If added to a fertile friendly lubricant (preseed). 
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Nobody knows...: Nobody knows because nobody does research on such scenarios. Just imagine all the possible variations of this scenario that would have to be looked at in a research study, such as the ambient temperature (cold, cool, average, warm, hot), the presence of light (indoor, outdoor shade, outdoor sun), the humidity (low, medium, high), the surface (skin, metal, glass, plastic, cotton, rayon), etc... ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive on a wet cold face cloth?

How long can sperm survive on a wet cold face cloth?

Not long: Sperm in a vagina can last 3-5 days. Outside the body perhaps 1-2 hours and probably not that long if cold. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive once ejaculated into a woman's vagina?

5-7 days: I usually tell my patients that an act of intercourse can result in pregnancy for up to about 5 days. I believe the longest reported length of time is 7 days. The sperm do not actually survive in the vagina but within the cervix. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive during a menstrual period w/ tampons in?

How long can sperm survive during a  menstrual period w/ tampons in?

2-5 days: Sperm can manage to live a long time, even in harsh conditions such as a menstrual cycle. Tampons probably have no effect. The good news is that a woman is unlikely to ovulate during her menstrual cycle, so even if the sperm live for a few days, it's unlikely there's anything for them to fertilize. If she's late for her period next month, you should check a pregnancy test. Next time use a condom! ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive in a condom. i inseminated after it had been in non spermicide condom for 30 mins. 6 days before ovulation. Nipple tingling?

How long can sperm survive in a condom. i inseminated after it had been in non spermicide condom for 30 mins. 6 days before ovulation. Nipple tingling?

Maybe 2 days: In the conditions you describe I suspect a significant percentage would remain alive for 2+/- days. Insertion 6 days before ovulation ( if you can tell) makes it unlikely you would get pregnant. The reasons you would go through such a process is unclear & brings up some interesting legal issues. Using someone's sperm without their consent may be illegal. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive during a menstrual period? Heavy bleeding

How long can sperm survive during a menstrual period? Heavy bleeding

Always the same: Sperm can survive for anywhere from 3-5 days in the proper, warm environment, but if one is menstruating, there should be no worries as one would not be ovulating any time near the possibility of getting pregnant from the sperm inside a menstruating vagina. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive in the toilet bowl /toilet water?Chance of pregnancy from toilet splash when taking a piss/poop or from flush?

How long can sperm survive in the toilet bowl /toilet water?Chance of pregnancy from toilet splash when taking a piss/poop or from flush?

Not an issue: This is a non-issue, because nobody gets pregnant this way. No worries. If overly worried (which should not be the case for such non-issues) and not in a drought state like California, one can flush once and then sit down after the potential upward splash has subsided. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive if there was no intercourse, small amount was on stomach then rolled into vagina? 1st day of period hvy bleed & tampon in

How long can sperm survive if there was no intercourse, small amount was on stomach then rolled into vagina? 1st day of period hvy bleed & tampon in

Pregnancy?: If you were wearing a tampon when you had sperm on your stomach, the chances of your being able to conceive are very remote. Sperm cannot penetrate the tampon to impregnate you. ...Read more

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When a woman is not in the fertile window, how long can the sperm survive? Would they die within hours of entering?

When a woman is not in the fertile window, how long can the sperm survive? Would they die within hours of entering?

No: Sperm can live in the female genital tract for several days. This is one of the reasons for the high failure rate of natural family planning. ...Read more