How to Wash Your Hands to Kill Sperm

By Contributing Writer; Updated April 24, 2017
Hand washing is essential for good health and personal hygiene.

After a passionate time with your lover, you may discover that you've gotten some semen on your hands. Make sure that this body fluid is completely removed from your hands by using correct washing techniques and a few household ingredients.

In the bathroom, head to the sink and turn on the hot water. Allow it to run a little bit so the water’s just a bit warmer than what you would usually use.

Lather up with some soap. It doesn’t have to be anti-bacterial or anything special. Typical hand soap will do the job nicely, however don’t be afraid to use more than you think is needed.

Make sure to vigorously rub your palms, the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your fingernails.

After 20 seconds of scrubbing, rinse the suds off thoroughly with the warm water. Rub the palms, fingers, nails and back of the hands thoroughly.

If you somehow feel that’s just not enough after washing your hands, simply pour a little bit of something that’s mildly acidic into a cupped hand, such as vinegar or lemon juice. Just pour out as much as you can hold in your palm without spilling. Use it like soap and rinse it off afterwards. Wash with soap again and you’re done.

Pat your hands dry with a clean towel.


Sperm is sensitive to its surroundings, so just washing with soap and warm water that’s just above body temperature is enough to remove and kill it. Sperm dies on its own after a 1 to 4 hours outside the body.


If it’s pregnancy you’re afraid of, simply use a condom.