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Are sperm alive when they fall off?

By February 7, 2013 - 1:05pm
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If I see some semen falling off the second day me and my husband had sex. Does this semen that falls off contain living sperm? Are those sperm still effective and can cause pregnancy ? Just for curiousity .

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What I meant was that When i feel something falling off the second day do they fall because they are dead ? If Something falls off me on a toilet seat and someone came right after me and sit on it. Does this cause her pregnancy??

February 7, 2013 - 2:08pm
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Hello petermilan,

I do not know what you are seeing falling off you. Sperm are microscopic, so very tiny that you could not see one with your eyes. Whatever you are seeing, it is not sperm. As I mentioned in my answer to your previous question, sperm dies after about 20 minutes to an hour, once outside the body.

To answer your question, no, she could not become pregnant.


February 7, 2013 - 2:36pm

Hello petermillan,

Once semen has dried, sperm is dead. Sperm can live outside the body for about 20 minutes to one hour, depending on how exposed the semen is to the air and other environmental factors.


February 7, 2013 - 1:57pm
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