Some die within minutes, and some can live anywhere up to seven days, under perfect conditions. But most live about two or three days inside the female reproductive system, according to USC Fertility. You need just one sperm to make it to the right place — the correct fallopian tube — at the correct time — after ovulation — to create a new life.
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They die as they dry out, so it depends on how quickly they dry. They also are killed by fresh tap water due to osmotic shock they "explode". Soap and detergents such as those used for laundering and hand washing also kill them, as these substances strip off the cell membrane "skin" of the sperm.
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