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How To Make Semen Taste Better: How To Make Cum Taste Better

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by KK
30 Mar 2020

UPDATED: 3 Nov 2022


We at KK love sharing the best sex-advice we come across, so we’re back with another “How To” article focusing on what makes cum taste nice. Don’t worry, you can thank us (with gift baskets full of the below) later!  

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How to make cum taste better 

Firstly, it is really important to note that bodies naturally give off odours that don’t, and can’t, smell or taste like confectionery. Vulvas and penises will naturally have their own scents that are an accumulation of: hormones; personal smell; diet and sugar intake; water consumption; use of internal or external menstruation products; stage of menstrual cycle; regular cleanliness and excersise; caffeine, tobacco and alcohol consumption; care after sex; a person’s perception of their partner/s smell – i.e – people will smell differently to different people; and more. An individual’s cum can also change in scent and taste, and can be affected by all of the above, though just how controllable this is has not yet been proven with scientific research. That being said, below are our suggestions on how to make semen taste nice.

What Does Semen Taste Like?

For many, the taste of semen or cum can have the base layers of being salty, bitter, metallic, or even chlorine-like. As semen is alkaline, for some it can even taste of ammonia or bleach. An individual’s semen taste, as well as the taste of their genitalia, can be monitored and potentially improved with some simple changes in daily activities. For example, have you ever had the experience of eating asparagus, and then having smelly urine? Well, it turns out that asparagus can also make your semen or cum smelly – as can several other foods. Read on for our suggestions on how to make cum taste better, as well as our suggestions on how to care for your genitalia to help it taste and smell better, too. 

Healthy Penis Smells 

Every penis will smell unique, though most penises, when clean, will have a basic skin odour – something not too dissimilar to the skin of the person on the rest of their body. However, groins have special sweat glands, and as penises typically spend the day in underwear with little-to-no fresh air, it is very common that by the end of the day, a healthy penis could be as smelly as an armpit. The best ways to keep a penis healthy, and smelling and tasting good, is to wash regularly with warm water and soap, and to wear clean, dry underwear to avoid bacteria growth and a build up of smegma (the whitish build-up of moisture, oils and skin cells, more common on uncircumcised penises). An unhealthy penis can smell and taste a variety of different ways, so it is important to pay attention to your regular bathing, any changes in smells, or what is coming out of the penis – including changes in semen, as new colours and odours can be a sign that something is off.

Healthy Vulva Smells 

Every vulva will taste and smell unique and different, and healthy vulvas can taste salty, sour, sharp, metallic, faint, or tangy. There are lots of different types of bacteria in our bodies, and Lactobacilli is a healthy bacteria that dominates healthy vaginas. It is the same tangy-smelling bacteria that can be found in sour beer, sourdough, yoghurt, and some fermented foods. Vaginas need this bacteria to stay healthy, as it creates a PH that is acidic and prevents growth of harmful kinds of bacteria. Be sure that if you are cleaning your vulva, you are only using water and little-to-no-soap on the outside of your vulva and lips. Internal douching, or the use of external products which are often sold to “fix” vaginal scents, can be damaging to the PH of the vagina and the skin of the vulva, and can cause even worse smells, taste and problems.

How To Make Cum Taste Nice 

Now that we’ve addressed how to try and balance the smells and tastes of our genitalia, it’s time to get into the foods and activities that can change the taste of our cum for the better

What makes cum taste nice?

To make the taste of your semen nice, you can try adding fruits to your diet such as:

  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Citrus fruits

As the taste of semen is naturally bitter and alkaline, adding fruits to your diet can change the PH of your cum and make it less bitter. They also have other health benefits, as they are high in vitamins, and are good for iron absorption in the body when paired with dark greens.

Any of the above works well when consumed as a juice as well. Drinking pineapple juice will add more water to the body than just eating pineapple alone, and more water will also help to balance out the taste of your semen.

It’s not just pineapple juice that makes sperm taste nice!

Additionally, many people claim to see improvement when adding the following to their diets:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Wheatgrass
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Yoghurt and Kefir
  • Dark chocolate
  • Avocado 
  • Watermelons 
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Bananas 
  • Probiotics (also present in unsweetened yoghurt, these are especially good for helping to balance good bacteria in the gut and vagina)
  • Coconut Meat and Oil

How to make cum taste better – activities

It’s not just about what you eat, however! You can influence the smell and taste of your genitals by making sure you do certain things, too. 

  • Exercise
  • Regular bathing 
  • Water consumption (this is a big one, as dehydration can cause the taste and smell of genitals to sour as well as causing or exacerbating vaginal dryness)

Combined with a healthy diet, these activities can help to make genitals and semen taste better.

Things that can make cum taste worse

We’ve listed the activities and foods above for what makes genitals taste nice, but what about what can make cum taste worse? 

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine Consumption
  • Drug Consumption
  • Foods and drinks with high levels of sugar 
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Dairy Products 
  • Leafy Greens
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Onions

Consuming things on this list can make sweat smellier, impacting the sweat around the genitals as well as everywhere else on the body. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco are also said to make the taste of semen more sour or bitter. 

There you have it! The KK list of how to make cum taste better. Now you know what to do – and what not to do – to help your genitalia and cum be as healthy and delicious as possible. All without adding harmful products or activities into your routines, and by helping your body balance itself naturally. Happy tasting!