The Truth About Sperm Survival: How Long Do Sperm Live?
How Long Does Sperm Survive in the Wild? | MEL Magazine
Sperm can be pretty hardy when they're in hospitable environments, like the reproductive track of someone with a vagina. They can survive for days in there. However, in an inhospitable environment on towels, clothing, sheets, the wall, bathtub, etc. In those situations, we're talking about a lifespan of on average about 20 minutes. You see, all in all, sperm are still relatively delicate.
How Long Can Sperm Survive After Ejaculation?
The length of time they stay alive has a lot to do with environmental factors and how fast they dry up. If you ovulate shortly after you finish your period, the sperm may still be alive and can fertilize the egg. Learn more: Can you get pregnant if you have sex on your period? Keep reading to learn more about the lifespan of sperm as well as sperm motility.