I ejaculated in a couple of pairs of my underwear and my parents put them in the washing machine, now I’m really worried about will the semen contaminate the other clothes? And will the stains come out of the underwear?

Thanks for your question. Many people wonder about semen and underwear.

Sperm can live outside of the body for a short amount of time, except in very specific conditions. Good news is that sperm won’t survive a normal cycle of a washing machine. So, you do not have to worry about it contaminating other clothes.

Semen stains usually come out of underwear with a normal cycle of a washing machine using regular clothing detergent. If the stain is still there, try washing your underwear again or try using a stain remover for clothes.