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Trying to conceive: do I have to hold all that liquid (semen) in after sex?

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Dr. Julian Escobar
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most sperm die in the vagina after and hour, therefore the sperm that are able to fertilize the egg have less than an hour to enter the cervix and uterus.

In brief: No

Most sperm die in the vagina after and hour, therefore the sperm that are able to fertilize the egg have less than an hour to enter the cervix and uterus.
Dr. Julian Escobar
Dr. Julian Escobar
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Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

After sex, the ejaculate usually leaks out of the vagina.
Don't worry - the good sperm leave the ejaculate and swim through the cervix within seconds of ejaculation. The liquid that leaks out of the vagina is just the fluid surrounding the sperm and the dead or slow sperm. Holding in the liquid will not improve your fertility - another common myth.

In brief: No

After sex, the ejaculate usually leaks out of the vagina.
Don't worry - the good sperm leave the ejaculate and swim through the cervix within seconds of ejaculation. The liquid that leaks out of the vagina is just the fluid surrounding the sperm and the dead or slow sperm. Holding in the liquid will not improve your fertility - another common myth.
Dr. Serena Chen
Dr. Serena Chen
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