It may seem like a weird question, but you are definitely not alone in wondering what does cum taste like. Not everyone enjoys swallowing cum. Or, maybe you’ve sucked dick but never let your partner cum in your mouth because you wanted to know what it tasted like beforehand, and got too nervous to finish him that way. The first time you try swallowing cum, it can feel pretty nerve wracking, since you haven’t tried it before and think it may taste bad. However, don’t be nervous! Swallowing your partner’s cum can be very intimate and enjoyable once you get used to it. Plus, the pleasure that they receive will make you even more excited. However, remember there should never be any pressure from your partner to make you do this, and that you should only do this because you desire to try it or do it.
So what does cum taste like?
There is a huge variety of factors for what semen can taste like. Many describe the taste as super mild, not even noticeable. Some describe it as bitter, salty, or sweet! Some people like to taste their partners cum, some feel uncomfortable doing this, and some absolutely will never try. However, on the other hand, some partners don’t want their partners to taste their cum! They may be very nervous about tasting or smelling bad, which is thoughtful of them. Obviously with bodily fluids, each individual only has so much control over the taste and smell of it, and it is nothing to be ashamed of, since it is a naturally occurring thing in your body. There’s no right or wrong taste for semen. It is very individualised to each and every person, and based on many factors such as diet and lifestyle.
There are many studies that state that what men eat does not affect the taste of their semen, but there are also many studies that suggest it may! With so many conflicting studies and research that’s been done, what do you believe? For example, cauliflower and broccoli may make semen taste more bitter or acidic, where pineapple is thought to affect sweetness (and this applies to women as well)! It doesn’t hurt to give it a try and see if this does make a difference. You can pretty much assume that anything that changes your body odor, will most likely affect the taste of your bodily fluids as well.
Semen is made of multiple kinds of fluid, all of which change the way it tastes. Semen contains so many things such as amino acids, potassium, phosphorus, and citric acid. It also contains small amounts of zinc, calcium, sodium, potassium, and other enzymes. All of these fluids and things together create a very unique taste.
All of these vary in concentration. The reason for semen to taste different person to person can be because it’s more alkaline, causing it to be more bitter or salty; or it can be higher in sugar content which can cause it to be sweeter. Semen is primarily water as well, which dilutes any smell there may be. However, semen can cause an odor once it has been ejaculated into the vagina, since the vagina is very acidic. This is also what leads to semen as being “healthy” to swallow, as the common joke is it is full of nutrients that your body needs. However, you would have to swallow copious amounts of semen to actually see any health benefits from this particular act.
Another common joke is that semen is great for your face, however, it has been shown that the benefits of semen on your face are completely miniscule and not worth the risks that you take, as you can contract STI’s from semen on your face if there are any open sores.
Some underlying health conditions can make semen change taste. For example, if your partner has diabetes, they may secrete more sugar in their semen, which can make it taste sweeter. Excessive drinking of alcohol can also alter the taste, as can smoking.
Is it safe to swallow cum?
As long as you know your partners sexual health status, there is no harm in swallowing semen! Semen is a bodily fluid, which can transmit STI’s (sexually transmitted infections), so it is so important to remember to be open to talking about it with your partner and to both get tested often. Rarely, people can be allergic to the proteins in semen. This would cause them to have an allergic reaction. This is known as seminal plasma hypersensitivity. It is very rare, so not something to necessarily be overly concerned about.
You cannot get pregnant from swallowing semen. Most of us know this already, but occasionally, some people do get concerned about this in the beginning because it’s such a commonly told myth!
Surprisingly, semen also has melatonin in it. This may be why you are so tired after sexual activity! This applies to ingesting semen as well. Oral sex can also potentially lower your blood pressure, especially in pregnant women with preeclampsia.
Do you have to swallow cum to enjoy oral sex?
Absolutely not! You can enjoy giving and receiving oral sex without swallowing semen. You can even use a condom to avoid semen altogether. There is no reason to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable, but if you are curious to try it, don’t hold back either!
People are made to feel so self-conscious about their bodily fluids and what they enjoy during sex – by the media, by social media, and even by their partners sometimes! If you feel anxious or nervous about the flavor or taste of your semen, or you feel nervous or anxious about tasting your partners semen, you can perform oral sex and then finish by stimulating them to orgasm manually by using your hands or even your breasts! This helps you become more confident without actually having to take their semen in your mouth.
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