Q&A: Do Certain Fruits Make You Taste Sweet?

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QUESTION: Do certain fruits make men’s semen or women’s vaginal fluids taste sweet?

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Some books and magazines suggest that certain fruits, such as pineapple and kiwi, will improve the taste of men’s semen or women’s vaginal fluids.

The Sweet Taste of Oral Sex

Given that most men and women engage in oral sex at various points in their lives, it is not surprising that people are often curious about how they can make their own sexual fluids, or those of their partner, taste better.

Some books and magazines suggest that certain fruits, especially very sweet ones such as pineapple and kiwi, will improve the taste of men’s semen or women’s vaginal fluids. Some companies have even developed supplements that they claim will enhance the taste of men’s semen.

However, I am not aware of any scientific research that has been published in peer-reviewed journals that suggest any of these methods actually work to make semen or vaginal fluids taste sweeter or generally more pleasant.

That said, I am also not aware of any research that discounts these methods – in other words, they are pretty much untested and unknown.

Diet and Supplements

Eating more fruit is unlikely to hurt and, though it might not improve your or your partner’s taste, eating fruit is good for people’s health.

I would, however, suggest that you check in with your healthcare provider before you begin taking any supplements that are supposed to improve the taste of your sexual fluids. After all, supplements are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration in the same way that medications are and thus it’s not always clear whether supplements are safe to take, especially for people with certain medical conditions that may have to be careful about how supplements interact with medications they may be taking.

Incorporating Foreplay

If you’re concerned about taste during oral sex, you two might shower or bathe together before sex, which might help to give you both an opportunity for pleasurable foreplay while also helping you both to feel confident about your body odor. After all, a more pleasant body odor can influence people’s perceptions of taste. If you smell good, your partner may have a more pleasant experience during oral sex.

More Information

To learn more about more pleasurable foreplay and oral sex, check out my book, Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction, or the book Moregasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mindblowing Sex.

Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.
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Comments

  • Erica Romeo

    I know that it's rational to advise fruits as the optimum suggestion for oral sex enhancement. But my personal experience has always been from extracts–specifically, cheap knock off vanilla extract. Though I wouldn't advise drinking it, it's in tons of cheap desserts, and often has a very fast effect.

    However, I don't recommend un-protected oral sex with anyone you wouldn't want to taste as is: trust is the tastiest compliment to oral sex,