I think I read somewhere that they live almost a couple of days so I wouldnt worry if I were you. I was just worried about the pain because I was told that it wouldnt be very bad on the test with my tubes and I ended up having to stay there for a few hours because I was fainting and throwing up! Now I'm scared to death of ALL this stuff! Also, I read somewhere that there are like 3 different ways to distribute the sperm. Did they put it in your tubes or?