• Question: what is the effect of temperature when the sperm is exposed to external conditions?

    Asked by 225heaa32 to Priscilla on 2 Oct 2014.
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      Priscilla Ngotho answered on 2 Oct 2014:

      Hi 225heaa32,

      Sperms die when exposed to high temperatures. The optimal temperature id about 35 degrees Celsius. That is why the scrotum is located outside the body to keep sperms in cooler temperature (remember the body is usually at 37 degrees Celsius).