• alexae alexae
    November 12, 2011
    How long can sperm survive outside the body?
    alexae alexae
    November 12, 2011

    Is it possible to transfer sperm from a penis that has recently ejaculated onto the outside of a condom and thus risk pregnancy from the transfer? How long can sperm live outside the body?

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    November 12, 2011
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    November 12, 2011

    The American Pregnancy Association states that once sperm is dry it is dead. Sperm cannot be brought back to life by being re-moistened. So if the sperm has dried it is not going to get anyone pregnant.  

     

    Experts have differing estimates on how long sperm can live outside the man's body. Some report it can be up to five days if the sperm stays within a warm moist environment, such as a woman's cervix.  But outside of the human body, sperm have a much shorter existence, from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on such factors as exposure to air and humidity.

     

    So basically if the sperm is dry then there is no chance for pregnancy, but if you have ejaculate on your hands which is not dry or washed off completely and you get that ejaculate anywhere near your female partner's vagina, then there may be a slight risk for pregnancy. 

     

    Here are some articles you might find interesting:

     

    5 Questions Your Teen Probably Has About Sex

     

    Sexual Health in College

     

    Myths about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

     

    • alexae
      November 12, 2011
      alexae
      November 12, 2011

      But are there chances to transfer sperm with my hand from his organ to the condom and is that so much risky?

      thank you for the great answer... 

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    • Merely Me
      November 12, 2011
      Merely Me
      Health Guide
      November 12, 2011

      Hi there

       

      I honestly don't think so.  I know you must be worried to ask this.  Sperm need certain conditions to be able to travel...if you will.  And if the sperm had dried it would not get you pregnant.  If you are still worried you can take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period or speak with your doctor.  But if you wish to avoid these worries...you may want to use another back-up method in addition to a condom such as spermacide or birth control pills. 

       

      It is very good that you and your partner did use a condom and I think you are going to be fine.  But again...if you have concerns see your doctor or gynecologist.

       

      Try not to worry.

       

      Thank you for reaching out here.

       

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