(Written for a published on Jasmin.com)
We’ve all heard that eating pineapple makes a guy’s semen taste sweet, and though there hasn’t been an actual scientific study done, lots of people vouch for it as the truth. But pineapple is far from the only food that affects the taste of our naughty bits – both guys and girls.
Ladies have secretions too and they’re affected by tons of factors including diet, smoking and of course, hygiene. If you enjoy being pleasured orally then it’s only polite to be considerate toward your partner, and that doesn’t just mean returning the favor.
First things first you want to be sure things are clean down there, if you can. Sometimes things get frisky unexpectedly and you might not have time for a shower. But know what you’re in for! People get sweaty. Lucky for you, the more turned on someone is, the less they’re likely to care.
But taking care of the outside parts is only half the battle. Most of the taste (and let’s face it, smell) is related to our sexy fluids. So what to do about them, then? Well…
Smelly on the outside, smelly on the inside
A good rule to keep in mind is that if a food would give you bad breath or bad gas it’s probably going to make your fun parts smelly too. Things like garlic and onions and asparagus can change the flavor of your juices for a few days. And if you eat them consistently the flavor doesn’t really go away.
Habits like smoking and drinking alcohol can make your taste turn for the worst as well. Both get into your blood stream and circulate through your body. No this doesn’t mean you can get your S.O. drunk through oral, so don’t try it.
Clean eats for a clean feast
Alternatively, eating fresh, odor-free things will make you taste better down below, if not completely sweet. We’re still fleshy after all and we’re always going to taste like it. But things like pineapple, blueberries, mango and other fruits have been said to make things taste at least a little sweeter.
And many doctors recommend lots of probiotics through vitamins or yogurt to improve the health of the vagina, which has a ton to do with its taste and smell. Vaginas are all about pH, and if your pH is off you (or your partner) will probably notice. See your doctor if you’re concerned this might be the case.
Relax, you’re only human
Nobody’s perfectly clean and fresh all the time. If you feel self-conscious, just ask your partner if you can go freshen up first. And if you notice that your partner’s a little smelly don’t be afraid to ask them to do the same. It’s considerate and makes things more enjoyable for everyone.
There are also tons of flavored gels and lubes that can add an extra sweet flavor to your oral pleasure session if you want even more reason to go down. Just make sure to keep an eye out for any irritation or reactions, and talk to your doctor about an alternative if you experience either one.
And I’m always here with suggestions ready for sex-curious explorers! Email me with any questions about oral sex, body health, hygiene or anything else – Dr.Yvonka@DrYvonka.com.