I was wondering how long sperm can survive outside body
Patient :I was wondering how long sperm can survive outside body if stored in a container and mixed with preseed or a fertility friendly lubricant? To be honest I am afraid that I become pregnant from a lubricant lube that contains sperm. I suffer from OCD and it?s driving me crazy. Thank you very much
thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
The life of sperm in reproductive tract is 72-120 hrs at max and is dependent on the level of fructose nutrition available to it during the ejaculate with the seminal fluid.
The survival of semen outside reproductive tract is controversially low considering after liquefaction, fructose is utilised very fast by number of sperms so even if stored with pressed and fertility lubricant (which provides gel based frictionless motility but no fructose), the chances of sperms surviving is low and can be from 18-24 hrs as temperature also plays an important role in their survival and also any contact with fomites or plastic containers can render them defective to penetrate or move ahead.
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Wishing you good health,
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