Get rid of stubborn sperm stains with these easy tips

Don't cry over spilt semen with these useful cleaning tips!

How to clean up sperm stains
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How to clean up sperm stains

Learning how to clean up cum stains is probably not something you were taught at school or by any member of your family. Nevertheless, the time comes as an adult when you need to know this kind of thing.

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So, we've taken it upon ourselves to show you the best ways to get semen out of the fabrics it's most likely to encounter.

On washable fabrics

Semen stains set fast, so time is of the essence. If the stain is on a washable fabric, such as your bedding or clothes, washing them immediately on a cool setting should do the trick. Or, if only a small about of semen is present, you can spot-wash by rinsing the item with soap under cold water. Just remember to avoid hot water which could potentially coagulate the protein in semen, which will worsen the stain.

On delicate fabrics

If the stain is on a more delicate fabric, such as wool or silk, soaking the item in cool water using a delicate laundry detergent is advised. After letting the mixture sit and penetrate the fabric, gently hand wash until all the soap residue has gone, squeeze out the remaining water, and flat dry the item.

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On the carpet

Start by sponging the area with cool water and a small amount of detergent. Repeat, using just water until all the detergent has been washed away, then blot dry with a towel, removing as much water as possible. (Useful tip: standing on the towel will help it to soak up the water much faster!)

If the semen has crusted up your carpet, there's no need to worry, but a different plan of action is required! Using a soft brush, loosen up any dried residue before vacuuming it. Then follow the same steps as above for a deep clean.

On the sofa

It is best to follow the manufacturer's guide when cleaning upholstery as different fabrics have different needs. However, the good general advice is as follows:

  1. Spot-clean the area with cold water
  2. If this doesn't work, try using a gentle detergent, but be sure to test the soap on an inconspicuous part of the furniture first to ensure no further staining occurs.
  3. Leave to dry naturally.
  4. If there is any remaining powdery matter, use a soft brush to remove it and vacuum the area thoroughly.

We hope that helps you to keep your house clean despite the crazy nights!

Sources used:

Good House Keeping: 'How to remove semen stains'

Self: '7 Tips for Cleaning Up After Sex Gets Messy'

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