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    Default How long does sperm live?

    Hi girls, really REALLY random question, but, does anyone know how long sperm lives:

    -inside a woman
    -inside a condom
    -'out in the air'

    I am really curious!

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    Hi Silent,

    As far as I know its something like 4-7 days in a woman, not sure about the condom(not sure any tests have been done on this), but air not long at all an hour max probably.

    Sorry I couldn't be any more help.

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    Forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shel82 View Post
    As far as I know its something like 4-7 days in a woman, not sure about the condom(not sure any tests have been done on this), but air not long at all an hour max probably.
    sperm lasts quite long (especially compared to the egg - which lasts around 15 hours).

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    I think it depends on how 'accommodating the environment' but I have read up to 6 days inside a woman &
    about an hour in a condom, similiar 'out in the air' I should think about an hour
    Last edited by Shellfish; 10-04-2010 at 18:05.

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    I've always been told sperm usually lives up to 72 hours inside a woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korfire View Post
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    OP i have heard 4days inside a woman, not sure about the others.

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    Thanks guys. If i was rich I'd do tests so all us curious TTCers would know

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post



    OP i have heard 4days inside a woman, not sure about the others.
    Well surely you didn't think I was serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korfire View Post
    Well surely you didn't think I was serious?
    Why waste the Op's time then? It appeared to be a genuine question, why snark her?


 

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