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Is this true?

Mu husband told me today that once semen is exposed to air that it dies and can't get you pregnant. I told him he was full of it. Who's right?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Dec. 23, 2008 in Just for Fun

Answers (11)
  • it dies once its exposed 2air . . . just bc u pull out doesnt mean u cant get pg though

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • Not true! If it died once it was exposed to air, how could they test it with a semen analysis? Didn't anybody listen in health class?

    Answer by holykids at 8:23 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • Haha apparently he didn't. He told me that he knew that was right because he missed that question on a test in HS.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • It is live an viable untill is drys crusty (sorry, tmi) lol

    Answer by navy-wife at 8:26 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • I don't know exactly when it dies, but I know it's not when air hits it. Otherwise, there would be no way for them to test men's fertility, there would be no sperm banks. I mean, not to be graphic, but those guys don't get air-tight containers to put it in when they donate or give a sample for testing.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 8:35 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • Hmmm...A possible topic for a CSI episode? LOL.

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 8:40 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • I dh says it dies when it is exposed to air.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • i was gonna agree with your husband..but then after reading tropicalmama's answer..i i never thought of i do believe i was always told otherwise..maybe not like RIIGHT away..but eventually...i

    Answer by alexis_06 at 9:16 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • No air doesn't kill it. It just dies when it falls to a certain temperature.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 9:34 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

  • I googled it! LOL the wiki answer is - Does semen die when it reaches air? Answer
    this is a old wives tale. no it doesn't. it doesn't die until it completely dries out. if you research this issue, you will see this said through out.


    Answer by MommyJen at 9:43 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

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