Sperm swims at what pace?

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by Melanie3103, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Melanie3103

    Melanie3103 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe an odd question... When you DTD and sperm enters... How long does it take to get where it is supposed to ?

    I know it depends where egg is at that time etc - but approx ? Does it take minutes or hours or days ??

    X
     
  2. kittykitchn

    kittykitchn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,628
    Likes Received:
    0
    About 2 hours if I remember correctly!
     
  3. LittleDalla

    LittleDalla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think, that it takes a few hours to reach the top of the fallopian tube, but dont quote me on that. I will check :)
     
  4. Nemi

    Nemi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    1
    I found something on google which said anything from 45mins to 12 hours!!

    This shocked me! Such a massive difference and not much help...sorry!
     
  5. Melanie3103

    Melanie3103 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow! That is an amazing difference..
     
  6. Birdie

    Birdie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2015
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just to add into the mix that sperm survive for varying amount of time too... without the right kind of cm they can all be dead within a couple of hours... in absolutely ideal conditions - right consistency & ph of cm then you might get a few days, but I gather that's more of an exception not a rule.

    Also it will depend on where the egg is.... Sometimes it might be right there waiting so the sperm don't have to do too much! :D
     
  7. lisey

    lisey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    12,686
    Likes Received:
    4
    I am not sure how long it takes for them to get to the fallopian tube but I know the sperm have to go through 'capacitation' in order to be ready and able to penetrate the egg. Think it takes 8 hours or so. Been a while since I looked it up xx
     
  8. Melanie3103

    Melanie3103 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Blimey interesting stuff eh x
     
  9. lisey

    lisey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    12,686
    Likes Received:
    4
    It's a mission for the poor little fellas xx
     
  10. scn

    scn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Messages:
    5,086
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes 8 - 10 hours for sperm to be capable of penetrating the egg, that's why it's so important to have the sperm there and waiting prior to ovulation and why having sex 2 days prior to ov actually results in more pregnancies than the day of ov!
     
  11. Melanie3103

    Melanie3103 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Indeed.. poor lil buggers! ;-)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice