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Ultraviolet
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I'm hoping this is an ok category to put it in, basically I'm just wondering how fragile sperm are? Are their tails easily damaged? Are they easily made (not useful as in they wouldn't be able to reach the egg).

Can their tails be damaged with hands ? Also I know sperm aren't dead till they have dried out but I was wondering if their not in the right environment hands for example as try are drying does that mean their slowly becoming not useful?

Also how long can sperm live outside the body? Does it depend on the temperature? Or if you dry them on your jeans even if it wasnt properly would they be dead by then?

I'm just really curious if you have any articles you could link me to that would be helpful Thankyou [Smile]

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Heather
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Very.

And as a matter of fact, we do have an article that addresses just these questions!

Check it out: http://www.scarleteen.com/blog/patricia_h/2013/03/21/whos_afraid_of_sperm_cells

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Ultraviolet
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I had tried looking for articles but not through the search bar sorry about that, Thankyou for the article [Smile]
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