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Study Answers Burning Question: Does Coke Kill Sperm?

If you thought Coca-Cola could work as a contraceptive, think again.

Deborah Anderson, a Harvard Medical School researcher, said the soda’s acidity does not kill sperm, the Australian Associated Press reported.

Many women in third-world countries use the soft drink as an after-sex douche, hoping to kill sperm. The belief held true in America until the 1960s.

Sperm travels very quickly and would reach the cervix before the douche had a chance to work, Anderson said.

Another reason not to try this: The beverage could damage the vagina’s top layer of cells, removing healthy bacteria, thus, allowing women to become vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases, Anderson said.

Click here for more on this story from livenews.com.au.