This article will talk about a rather cringy topic that a lot of us tend to avoid. Today, we will be talking about genital taste and smell. While this subject is indeed a bit too personal and uncomfortable for some, nonetheless a lot of people especially women are often self-conscious about it. So knowing more about it and learning the ways in which you can taste and smell better down there will help you get rid of the self-consciousness and thus improve your sex life significantly.
Did you know that what you eat can actually have a big effect on how you smell and taste down there? Different kinds of foods can impact the taste and smell of vaginal secretions. However, there exists no particular recipe to make you always taste delicious. It depends on how these foods affect your body chemistry. There has been no research work done on this topic and hence all we have is anecdotal evidence.
What affects Genital Taste and smell?
Everything that you eat can potentially affect the secretions of your body which include sexual fluids. The food you eat could have both positive and negative effects on the taste and smell of the genital area depending on how your body reacts to the food. There are some particular foods and drinks such as garlic, asparagus, alcohol, red meat, broccoli and dairy that can lead to unpleasant odors around the genital areas while citrus fruits, pineapple, in particular, can actually help improve the smell and make the vagina taste “sweeter”.
The reason behind this is the fact that when we consume our food, they are digested by the body and carried in the bloodstream to various glands and tissues of our body including the prostate, seminal vesicle, the vaginal wall and the sweat glands. The smell and taste of these foods is released by the secretions of these glands, and hence we observe a noticeable change in our body odor and flavor, including the fragrance and taste of the genital area.
One way to taste and smell great down there is to modify our diet and ditch foods like red meat and garlic while at the same time consuming decent amounts of citrus fruits and vanilla. Now whether it is worth it to take up these changes is entirely up for you to decide.
Does the Genital smell of men and women differ?
Technically, how the both men and females smell and taste in their genital area is affected by the same factors and the same things apply to both the sexes more or less. But certain factors can influence the aroma of the different sexes in different ways.
Men tend to have a fatty acid in their sweat which upon the exposure of bacteria produces a rather unpleasant and cheesy odor while women do not produce this particular fatty acid in their sweats. But women tend to have a higher concentration of a sulfur compound in their sweat which when exposed to bacteria can make it smell something similar to onions. One of the main causes of vaginal odor for women is bacteria which lead to the release of fishy smelling amines. Having pubic hair can magnify the smell as the aroma gets trapped in the pubic hair. So shaving off the extra hair can help a lot in making the genital area smell better.
How to make Oral Sex a more pleasant experience
One of the most important things to consider when talking about a pleasant oral sexual experience is cleanliness. A properly clean genital region is far more likely to smell and taste better compared to an unclean one.
Here are some tips you can follow to improve your smell:
- Wearing cotton underwear or no underwear at all can actually reduce sweat produced in the region and thus lower a number of bacteria making it smell better.
- If you are a woman, and you suffer from a yeast problem, then consider cutting down on your sugar and alcohol consumption.
- Eat and drink more citrus fruits and vanilla. Pineapple is believed to make the vagina taste “sweeter.”
Sometimes what is most important at the end of the day is to break down on all kinds of sexual barriers and just enjoy instead of worrying and being self-conscious. That is probably the best way to have a great sex life.