There’s an old joke in which a sex ed teacher explains to her class that a man’s ejaculate contains 80% sugar in the form of glucose. Without thinking, a student asks “Why does it taste so salty?”. Of course, the punch line is that she’s just admitted to swallowing cum from at least one of her sexual partners, which is how she knows what cum tastes like, and everyone gets a laugh.
WHAT DOES CUM TASTE LIKE REALLY?
Of course, she’s not wrong. Cum often tastes salty. The same is true for pre-cum, which can also get you pregnant. Other people report that cum tastes sour, bitter or metallic. The latter is because of your man’s zinc content in his semen – which isn’t actually 80% glucose by the way. It is over 95% water, in fact! Other ingredients in semen include sperm, Vitamins, hormones, minerals, fructose and proteins.
Whether or not you like your food seasoned with salt, this might not be what you enjoy in your sex life. And that’s perfectly okay. But can your man change the way his cum tastes? The answer is yes… usually!
WHAT DOES CUM TASTE LIKE WHEN YOU ALTER DIET?
The age-old recommendation is that eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice will change the taste of his ejaculate to one that’s sweeter, and you might find that more enjoyable or, at the very least, less unpleasant. This is true not because pineapple is some miracle ingredient but because diet can definitely change the taste of your man’s cum, which also explains why it can taste different if he’s switched to a new diet or nutrition plan.
If he prefers, melon will alter what cum tastes like because those fruits are both sweet and are mostly water. Green foods high in chlorophyll also have a sweet effect on the taste of his cum. These include celery, parsley, wheat grass and spinach. Plus, they’re good for you! The healthier his habits, the more normal his semen will taste. Some studies even suggest vegetarians taste better than meat eaters!
He can also add sweeter fruit juices to his diet. Some people recommend cranberry juice, which might also help you beat a UTI. More on that here. However, fruit juice tends to be acidic and too much can be a bad thing for your teeth. It’s all about finding the right balance!
Finally, it’s worth trying a smoothie. This not only tastes good, but can improve his taste. Give the following recipe a try:
- 1/4 fresh pineapple, cubed
- 1 banana, cut
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 cup pineapple or apple juice
Blend it all together with the option of wheat germ or protein powder, and head down south a few hours later to see the taste difference in his cum! You can also enjoy a smoothie with him for breakfast.
Other things can also make his cum taste more acidic. These include eating lots of red meat, eating garlic or onions, smoking, drinking alcohol and drinking coffee. Asparagus can cause semen to taste bitter, just like it changes the smell of urine. These things also have the same effect on women and can also make you smell less appealing. Read more in this post.
So if he wants to lighten up on those activities before you’re going down on him to suck his cock, it might help. Generally, increasing his water intake is both healthy and a way to make semen taste more mild.
TRY THIS TO MINIMIZE THE TASTE OF HIS CUM
But you don’t control your man’s diet, and there may be factors such as medication he must take that are out of both of your control. What can you do to improve the taste of his cum if you want to give amazing head and swallow?
1. FLAVORED LUBE
This can improve the entire activity by making his cock more slippery as you bob your head up and down. You can choose from a variety of flavors – fruits and berries are especially common – to help mask the salty taste of cum and precum.
2. FLAVORED CONDOMS
Another option is a flavored condom, which will both make the taste of the blowjob you’re giving more pleasant and catch his cum, so you won’t have to swallow at all. Using a condom can also help to prevent STIs that are spread through oral sex. More on that here.
3. EAT OR DRINK AFTER
You can also keep a glass of water or a flavored drink on hand as soon as he ejaculates and you swallow. Rinse his cum down with a swig to get the taste and texture out of your mouth. Consider a hard candy to suck on after you’re done, too.
4. BREATH MINTS AND STRIPS
A breath mint or strip can also do the trick. There’s even one company, that makes strips specifically for oral sex that dissolve on your tongue. Right now, these strips are available in strawberry, chocolate, watermelon and mango. At $10 for a pack of three, it’s pricey. But it’s worth checking out if you’re adverse to what cum tastes like.
5. CANDY AND FOOD? NOT SO FAST!
Some people recommend accompanying your blowjobs with food items such as pop rocks, whipped cream or even a popsicle. While these ideas might sound hot and clever, all of these foodstuffs contain sugar, which can lead to a yeast infection. Not only can your man get a yeast infection, but he can pass it to you through vaginal sex, so we don’t recommend playing with food near anyone’s genitals!
6. THE MONEY SHOT
No one says you have to swallow, either. You can let your man ejaculate onto your stomach, face or chest if you prefer. He might find it pretty hot. After all, there’s a reason why this activity is known as the “money shot” in porn!
Don’t force yourself to taste or swallow his cum because you could actually be training yourself to have a negative response, just like Pavlov and his dogs. Instead, give it a try – check out our tips for swallowing in this post – and cut yourself some slack if it’s not for you. You might realize that his cum doesn’t taste that bad at all or that you can live with the taste of it for the few moments it’s in your mouth.
For most guys, oral attention is going to get them hard and happy. He’ll just love the sight of you going down on him. If you don’t want him to finish in your mouth, you can switch to PIV sex or a hand job. There are plenty of other ways to keep him satisfied in the bedroom if you don’t love what cum tastes like!