Core tip: We have always been curious, men will ejaculate tens of millions of sperm each time, but the chances of pregnancy are pathetically small, why is this? How long can a man’s sperm survive in a woman’s body?
All adults know that pregnancy only occurs when sperm and egg are united. So whether you are planning to have a baby now or in the future, knowing the survival time of sperm will be helpful in getting pregnant. This is because only by knowing the sperm survival time can you catch the best time to conceive and hit the spot.
Before we look at the survival time of sperm, let’s look at the survival time of eggs.
A woman’s egg has a life span of only 48 hours, and fertilization is strongest within 24 hours of its discharge. If the egg is unable to meet the sperm to form a fertilized egg for various reasons, it will die after 48-72 hours, resulting in a failure to conceive and you will have to wait for the next ovulation period.
Ovulation algorithm: The ovulation period of a woman is usually about 14 days before her next period. For insurance purposes, the first 5 days and the last 4 days of this period are usually called together as the ovulation period. When ovulation occurs, there will be an increase in discharge from the lower body, along with a rise in body temperature and lower abdominal distension.
How long does sperm survive in a woman’s body?
The duration of sperm survival in a woman’s body varies, mainly depending on the location of the sperm in the woman’s body. If the sperm is in the vagina, it usually lasts only 2 hours; if it is in the fallopian tube, it can take up to 10 days; however, the strongest fertilization ability of sperm in a woman’s body is 1-2 days, which means that conception is only possible if you have sex 1-2 days before and after ovulation.
But it is not possible to conceive just by ejaculation, because the normal vaginal environment is acidic and most of the sperm will die after entering the vagina. Only with the buffer of a certain amount of semen is it possible for the sperm to survive longer and for the sperm to enter the uterus. And in a woman’s uterus, the more acidic it is, the more lethal it is to sperm.
These are the statistics about sperm you should know
The amount of semen per ejaculation: 1 to 2 teaspoons
The average number of times a man ejaculates in his life: 7200 times
The average number of times a man masturbates and ejaculates in his life: 2000 times
Average lifetime ejaculation volume of a man: (53 liters)
Average length of penis without erection: 8.9 cm
Average length of erect penis: 13 cm
The time when a man’s libido is at its highest: autumn
Average number of erections a man has at night per day: 9
Time it takes for a sperm to swim to an egg: 2.5 seconds
Lifespan of sperm: 2.5 months (from creation to ejaculation)
Normal symptoms of semen: grayish white viscous gelatinous semi-fluid
PH of semen: 7.7 to 8.5
Sperm density: 0.6 to 150 million sperm per ml of semen
The quality of sperm is the key to conception, so if men are preparing for pregnancy, they must be prepared and find the best time; in addition, they should pay more attention to the diet and quit the bad habit of smoking and drinking to prepare for a healthy baby.