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( NSFW ) What happens to these "squiggly squiggles" if they are not released into the wild?

Asked by mazingerz88 (18388 points ) February 2nd, 2012

A man’s sperm. What happens to it if a guy, say, has zero sexual activity for a week or two weeks, or longer. What is its life and death cycle? And once released, how long before it could be replenished? Thanks! : )

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GladysMensch's avatar

To increase the chances of pregnancy, sperm are produced constantly inside the testes. They live for 42 to 76 days and when they near death, they are reabsorbed back into the body to make room for new, fresh sperm. Some environmental and conditional factors can decrease sperm production, but nothing can stop it. Too much heat, smoking, drinking, and tight clothing will all limit the production of sperm, but, rest assured, some will still get through. Additionally, unlike women, who become infertile around age 50, many men never stop producing sperm as long as they live. Sperm production has shown to decrease after age 35, and gets worse each year thereafter, but men have been known to get younger women pregnant into their 80s.

6rant6's avatar

Man, @GladysMensch That sounds so much healthier than the thing I heard with the stork…

GladysMensch's avatar

@6rant6 I know, and don’t get me started on that cabbage patch.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

They’re sent to the SRH- Sperm Retirement Home.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

And let us not forget: “Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is good. Every sperm is needed in your neighborhood.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Every sperms and every ovum MUST be kept alive. Every. Single. One.

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