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How long do sperms live on dry skin such as hands,fingers and thights?.and If they are dry and one touch them can the sperms be transfered? Thanks

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Dr. Darren Mack
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In brief: Varies

It is possible to become pregnant if live sperm are transferred from outside the body to inside, however that likelihood diminishes with time as the ejaculate dries out.
Sperm typically live outside the body as long as the ejaculate has not dried out and they still have energy to attempt to fertilize an egg. The answer is, this varies. They can live inside the female genital tract for a few days

In brief: Varies

It is possible to become pregnant if live sperm are transferred from outside the body to inside, however that likelihood diminishes with time as the ejaculate dries out.
Sperm typically live outside the body as long as the ejaculate has not dried out and they still have energy to attempt to fertilize an egg. The answer is, this varies. They can live inside the female genital tract for a few days
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