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KoreyA
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Hello,
I am curious, I have read here on the site many articles that say sperm are fragile, and they are no capable of surviving on much, or in hostile conditions. Im wondering if anyone has some examples or analogy's or example situations which could explain their delicateness. For example, if there was semen or pre-ejaculatory fluid inside a condom, and that condom was rolled and mushed around, would it break the cells, even though they are still in their wet seminal fluid?
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Edith_*
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You can learn a lot about this topic on this next article:

Who's Afraid of Sperm Cells?

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"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it " (...'cause no one else will) -Gandhi-

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KoreyA
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Thanks Edith, read that and made it pretty clear. I have a question on a slightly different topic though, just out of curiosity. In the Chicken Soup Pregnancy Symptom article thingy, where it says "Shorter, lighter or missed menstrual period", does it mean less days between periods, as in 25 when its usually 38, or does it mean the actual bleeding time?
Thanks for the help!

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Volunteer Ruth
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Yep, a shorter or lighter period is referring to the bleeding time.
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KoreyA
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Ah okay, thanks for that, so a cycle from period start to start of say 2 weeks shorter than usual is not something to be concerned about?
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Volunteer Ruth
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Nope! Periods can come early or late or shorter or longer sometimes due to things like stress or a change in diet, even with the most regular people.
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Good to know! thanks!
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