Does Sperm Exposed To Soapy Water Die Immediately?
, if sperm if exposed to water and soap die immediately?
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Sperm or semen is a liquid produced by male reproductive organs consisting of sperm cells, proteins, hormones, and other nutrients that function to fertilize eggs in women. The life cycle of sperm outside the body begins when the sperm is ejected or ejaculated from the penis, and can still live inside both the outside environment and inside a woman's body.
When sperm is ejaculated into a woman's body through the vagina, sperm can last up to 2-3 days in the female reproductive organs, and can last about 20 minutes when they are in humidity and temperature similar to body temperature. However, if sperm are in the outside environment, sperm can only live for a few minutes. When the sperm liquid dries, the sperm cells in it will die too. In addition, when the sperm is washed with soap and water, the chemicals contained in soap will kill the sperm cells.
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