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FrankieFrog
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Hey all! [Smile]

So I was doing some research and there seems to be a lot of mixed answers on just exactly how long sperm lives outside the body, so I thought i'd ask the experts, cuz i've been almost completely misunderstanding this from all angles [Razz]

Example scenario, how long can sperm live on a towel in a laundry hamper?


I know sperm lives until it dries, but what exactly counts as "dried, no longer viable sperm"?

Say there is a drop of semen the size of a penny.

Would simply draping a single piece of tissue paper over it then removing it already make it not viable?


Thanks! [Smile]

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Hi Frankie, have you seen this thread all about sperm yet?
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/1/t/008907.html

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