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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

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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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 hot water (like shower water) kill sperm when it is ejaculated? And is on a girls stomach (cum)?

Does hot water (like shower water) kill sperm when it is ejaculated? And is on a girls stomach (cum)?

Sperm: Not necessarily, but once sperm has been ejaculated they rapidly die so if you wash them off your abdominal wall, this should be sufficient unless they were close to the entrance to your vagina which could be dangerous if you had unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Assuming protected sex, ejaculation on her back, removing sperm by having a shower, can pregnancy occur in such scenario? Does water kill sperm?

Assuming protected sex, ejaculation on her back, removing sperm by having a shower, can pregnancy occur in such scenario? Does water kill sperm?

Pregnancy: Sperm must be deposited in the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Water does not "kill" sperm, nor is it a reliable way to "remove" it. If you did not have vaginal sex without a condom, and no sperm entered your partner's vagina, pregnancy is extremely unlikely. You may still expose each other to STD's, however. ...Read more

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Can tap water kill sperm on hands? Can it cause pregnancy if touched the vagina immediately after washing with tap water? (Hands still wet)

Can tap water kill sperm on hands? Can it cause pregnancy if touched the vagina immediately after washing with tap water? (Hands still wet)

Here are some...: Your described scenario should carry a zero odd to conceive in considering the high fastidious requirements for sperms to survive, move, and swim up cervical canal through uterine cavity into the Fallopian tube to fertilize the timely waiting egg. Nonetheless, always do HPT in a wk after missing period and repeat it in another week if the first test is (-) and still in doubt. More? Seek evaluation ...Read more

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Can regular tap water kill sperm on hands without soap? Will it still cause pregnancy if touched the vagina after washing and hands still wet?

Can regular tap water kill sperm on hands without soap? Will it still cause pregnancy if touched the vagina after washing and hands still wet?

Unprotected exposure: While unlikely, this could certainly result in pregnancy. Presumably you understand that the possibility of introducing sperm to the vagina introduces the possibility of pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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Can just warm/hot tap water hand wash kill sperm off the hands? Is it enough?

Can just warm/hot tap water hand wash kill sperm off the hands? Is it enough?

Sure: A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, but using soap is ok too. ...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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Can washing with soap and water kill all sperms on hands instantly and will it make them inactive to cause a pregnancy?

Yes: Sperm on your hands do not cause a pregnancy. Washing you hands with soap and water will kill sperm instantly.
Sperm must get into the vagina to cause a pregnancy. ...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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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