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how long on avergae does sperm live?

(7 Posts)
carriedababi Tue 11-Oct-11 12:06:27

i know it can live upto 5/7 days, but wondering what the average life was?

once its in the female reproductive system?

KatAndKit Tue 11-Oct-11 12:18:47

about 2-3 days apparently. Although the vast majority of the poor little troops die in the first 20 minutes as most don't make it past the vagina!

farfallarocks Tue 11-Oct-11 12:51:19

Yes I also read 2/3 days. I think 5/7 days can happen but is rarer.

KatAndKit Tue 11-Oct-11 12:54:49

This is the reason why sex three times a week is recommended when ttc as you will always have some alive inside there waiting for the egg.

highlove Tue 11-Oct-11 13:21:12

It depends on where you are in the menstrual cycle. At your most fertile time, your CM is more alkaline and specially designed to help keep the little chaps alive for longer. Other times during the cycle your fanjo is slightly more acidic and it can't survive as long.

I was advised sex every three days should be enough. I've interpreted that as every other day to be on the safe sold and actually the paperwork that came with the Clomid I just picked up also said every other day.

highlove Tue 11-Oct-11 13:22:00

Safe side, obviously, not safe sold. Must learn to type.

carriedababi Tue 11-Oct-11 16:51:19

thanks i thought it was probably every 2/3 days.

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