The Mythbusters team approached Dr. Turek, an expert in sperm biology, to help them figure out how Coca Cola irrigation of the female reproductive tract after sex could be a contraceptive. They wanted to better understand if there was any biological basis for a Coca Cola “contraceptive effect”. On reviewing their “scientific” experiments, Dr. Turek helps them come to the conclusion that Coca Cola does not necessarily kill sperm on contact (water does a better job of that), but with the help of its carbonated properties, simply washes the sperm out of the female reproductive tract. The Coca Cola “contraceptive effect” myth is… busted!
Last modified: January 10, 2013