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How long can a sperm cell live outside the body?
An_220073 posted:
I am curious to know how long sperm cells are able to live outside the body. Lets just say sperm cells got on your skin, how long would it take for the sperm cells to die off? Also if you washed the parts of the skin where the sperm is, would washing your skin with cold water and soap kill the sperm cells faster?
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Anon_171329 and thanks for posting.

This FAQ on Sperm has that answer for you. It says, "On a dry surface, such as clothing or bedding, sperm are dead by the time semen has dried." You can read the full article to find out more.

Best wishes,

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