Okay this probably sounds stupid. But please give me some serious answers… I would appreciate it. Yesterday my husband and I had anal sex and he came inside. Today, more than 24 hours later, we had anal and vaginal sex both. Can the sperm possibly be alive inside my rectum all this time and can it possibly be transferred to my vagina? I am really distressed about this and I think I should do something about it… I googled to find out whether sperm can live inside the colon/rectum but I couldn’t find anything online. Please don’t laugh or mock… I am in all seriousness!
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A female reader, Honeypie + ♥, writes (17 October 2018):
1. You two should NEVER go from having ANAL to vaginal. That is a sure way for YOU to get a bacterial infection in your vagina which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease where BV bacteria infect the uterus or fallopian tubes.Something YOU DO not want. It also can leave you open for other STD’s, IF he has any you don’t or if he has other sexual partners who has any.As for whether sperm can live in the rectum it’s hard to say, the ph is generally around 7,5 in the rectum – which coincidentally is around the same ph as sperm. Where as the vagina has a much lower and more on the acid spectrum. YET, sperm can live for up to 72 hours inside the vagina. So… I would venture a guess that sperm can live inside the rectum too, it’s moist enough for that. UNLESS, of course you defecate, as that would empty your rectum.If you really worry about this, maybe you two should consider using condoms. That way you know EXACTLY where the sperm end up (in the condom and then trash).However, with ALL that said… I think it’s highly unlikely that you can get pregnant this way.Still in the future use condoms, better safe than sorry.
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A female reader, anonymous, writes (17 October 2018):
Stop panicking. Sperm cannot live in the rectum for more than a few minutes and it’s the same for outside the body.What could happen though is a quick transfer between the rectum after coming inside you then going into the vagina. There is always a risk that way. Also your husband should not be going into your rectum then your vagina without washing himself first as this could cause a nasty thrush infection.Using a condom is important if you do not want to get pregnant.
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