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Does the pH in the mouth kill sperm?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Probably

The ph in the mouth and also the enzymes in the digestive tract are not friendly to sperm.

In brief: Probably

The ph in the mouth and also the enzymes in the digestive tract are not friendly to sperm.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Saliva has a ph between 6.
0 and 7.4. The normal ph for semen is 7.2-7.8. Sperm are protected by the fluid around them which makes up the semen. It is unlikely that a ph change is going to "kill" the sperm.

In brief: No

Saliva has a ph between 6.
0 and 7.4. The normal ph for semen is 7.2-7.8. Sperm are protected by the fluid around them which makes up the semen. It is unlikely that a ph change is going to "kill" the sperm.
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not really

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

In brief: Not really

Not really. The mouth is not that acidic.
Some will die but not the majority.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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