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Can sperm live without seminal fluid?So if a hand previously touched sperm, but was dry once wiped with a dry cloth,could there still be living sperm?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Without fluid, sperm die very quickly.
Once the semen dries, all the sperm are dead. Sperm can survive in warm water for up to an hour depending on chlorine content of water. Inside the female genital tract, they can survive for up to 5 days. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

In brief: No

Without fluid, sperm die very quickly.
Once the semen dries, all the sperm are dead. Sperm can survive in warm water for up to an hour depending on chlorine content of water. Inside the female genital tract, they can survive for up to 5 days. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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