Sperm: How Long Do They Live After Ejaculation?
The life span of sperm after ejaculation depends on the circumstances.
Sperm ejaculated into a woman’s v**ina can live in a woman’s cervical mucus or upper private part tract for three to five days. Fertilization is possible as long as the sperm remain alive. Sperm ejaculated outside the body might survive in semen — the fluid released during ejaculation — up to a few hours.
Sperm can be preserved for weeks when semen is stored at a lowered temperature — or years when semen is frozen