Eli5: what happens to the rest of the sperm in a womans body, since only can impregnate the egg

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Eli5: what happens to the rest of the sperm in a womans body, since only can impregnate the egg

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Eventually they die, and then get swept out of the woman’s body or absorbed. The woman’s body is actually pretty efficient at getting rid of things not needed or that aren’t suppose to be there. Think of all the unfertilized eggs that pass, and the blood and other tissues that pass every month with her period, etc.

They break down into their constituent parts (fats, proteins, lipids, etc) and are either absorbed through the uterine lining or are expelled slowly each time she pees and wipes (the urethra is a different hole and comes out a different place, but squeezing to pee and sitting to relax can allow gravity to assist with it “falling out” for lack of better term)