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how long does a sperm survive outside the body

By Anonymous November 4, 2014 - 7:49am
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I am 22 yrs & my b.f is 24yrs we are in relation since 5yrs. I & my b.f went for 4days overnight vacation. On 2nd day me & my b.f were in romance mood & we were cuddling each other i touched my b.f penis & gave him a handsjob he came on my hand. he was about to touch my vagina but we stopped there as i got very bad cramp on my leg i removed the blanket & started rubbing my leg & also put Iodex & i also received a call from my friend & then went to wash my vagina but by-mistake i washed it with the same hand which had my b.f sperm so i want to just confirm how long does a sperm survive outside the body & are there any chances of getting pregnant.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your question.

Sperm can survive outside the body for only about 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how exposed the semen is to the air and other environmental factors.

Once semen has fully dried, it no longer contains any living sperm.

There was no risk for pregnancy because by the time you got to washing, you had rubbed your leg, picked up the telephone and used a cloth to wash.


November 4, 2014 - 10:11am
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