How To Make Semen Taste Better

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I think we’d all prefer to live in a world where semen tasted like chocolate. Such a world would have no war and no crime… but then again, it might not have civilization either. In our fallen world, for better or worse, the taste of semen generally ranges from neutral to yuck, which can be a major turn-off and a significant reason for a wife to be reluctant to perform oral sex.

In our recent post titled “Level-Up Your Sex Life” we talked about giving the wife as many orgasms as she wants, and we also shared some encouragement from both husbands and wives to include more oral sex in your marriage. Along with that encouragement we think it’s important to give some practical tips that will help oral sex to be more enjoyable for the wife to perform. Here are a few posts on that topic that you may have missed:

You may think that we write a lot about oral sex, but this blog has over 400 posts! Those ten links constitute around 2% of our total posts… and husbands who crave the intimacy of oral sex make up a good 25% of the email we receive.

Ok, so to the topic of this particular post: how can you make semen taste better? You may be surprised to learn that there are actually a number of proven things you can do to improve the taste of your semen (or your husband’s). First, let’s look at some things that are likely to make your semen taste bad.

  • Dehydration.
  • Smoking, drugs, and alcohol.
  • Caffeine.
  • Red meat.
  • Dairy.
  • Processed foods, including fast food.
  • High-sulfur vegetables from the cabbage family, like asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.
  • High-sulfur spices like garlic and onions.
  • Basically, if it’s bad for your breath it’s bad for your semen.

Next, here’s a list of things that are likely to make your semen taste better — but still not like chocolate, alas.

  • Water. Drinking more water will lead to higher semen volume, which will dilute the bitter/alkaline taste of the sperm in the semen.
  • Sweet fruits — particularly pineapple. Some of the sugar goes into your semen.
  • Acidic fruits, like cranberries, citrus, pineapple, and peppers. The acidity cancels out the alkaline taste of sperm.
  • Vitamin C will reduce the quantity of salt in your semen. Fruit again, including pineapple, but also celery which has lots of water.
  • Some spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, and peppermint.

If pineapple jumped out to you from the list then you’re not alone. Along with drinking plenty of water, the internet seems to agree that pineapples are a surefire way to improve your semen flavor. For people who don’t want to eat pineapples all the time, you can buy the pineapple enzyme called bromelain as a supplement — it’s like eating ten pineapples in a pill, but without the acidity, sugar, or vitamin C that seem to be important elements of pineapple’s power. For science I tried some bromelain supplements for a few days, but they made my stomach so upset that I had to stop taking them before Sexy Corte could render a verdict on their effectiveness.

Which brings us to the final question: how long will it take for a change in habits to result in a change to semen taste? The improvement will happen gradually over the course of a week as the fluid from your prostate cycles out of your body and is replenished. Presumably you can speed this process up by drinking and ejaculating more.

This post probably won’t be effective enough to bring about world peace or destroy civilization, but maybe it will help a marriage or two. Got any other tips or experiences to share? Leave a comment and let us know!

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  1. Thanks for the post on this.

    Fellatio has been off our menu for well over a year after the frequency declining for almost a decade. For the first couple years of our marriage (and about a year and a half before marriage unfortunately), fellatio was a mainstay. The reason it’s been removed is the taste of the PRE-SEMINAL fluid. Have you seen/heard ways to improve its taste? I seem to produce a lot (no idea what the norm is), and apparently mine is bitter/tastes like soap (I’ve tasted it and don’t have a problem with it, but I’m clearly aroused at the time and thus may have my perceptions altered). While I’m sure finishing in her mouth would be nice (we only tried that once), that’s of little interest to me unless/until fellatio in general is an option.

    One thing I’ve mentioned to my DW is considering trying a Werther’s Original (or other flavored candy) in her mouth while she gives fellatio. She showed some interest in that. One worry I have is that the residual material after fellatio would enter her vagina and cause problems. I’ve heard that sweets/sugars down there can cause issues–do you know if that’s true, especially for this amount? We also recently bought a We-Vibe Chorus, and trying that on her while she gives fellatio might help with her arousal and tolerance of odd flavors.

    And I won’t hide it–one reason I want fellatio back on the menu is because it’ll likely bring cunnilingus back too. I think she has some guilt of cunnilingus with no fellatio, so we haven’t done cunnilingus in several months. The vibe has completely taken its place. I could give cunnilingus every day!


    1. Thanks for the comment!

      I could give cunnilingus every day!

      Does your wife know that? :)

      I expect that the same things that improve the taste of semen will improve the taste of pre-seminal fluid also. Drink lots of water and eat pineapple — and report back! Tell your wife it’s for science.

      As for candies, I really enjoy it when Sexy Corte uses sugar-free mints, especially altoids. I think the mint could create a “cold” sensation in your wife’s vagina later if there’s much left on you, but you can rinse off if necessary.

      As for the vibrator during oral, check out Stimulate Both Spouses While One Is Performing Oral. We like this a lot, especially when SC is on her period.

    2. I would be careful about residue left on your penis after oral sex. You could use a Werther’s, and then wash off before Penis-In-Vagina sex. For your wife, certainly the more aroused she is the more fun fellatio is. :) EF almost always uses his hand or a vibrator on me, and I notice less about what’s going on the more aroused I am! You can then switch to cunnilingus after that. Communicate to your wife how much you love that, and that you aren’t keeping score and you just love to do it. I hope this helps!

  2. Unless you are dehydrated it is unlikely that drinking more water is going to increase your semen volume. If you have a citation for this I’d like to see it.

    Semen is alkaline for a reason–it is necessary for reproduction to have a chance to occur. The vagina is more acidic and the alkalinity of the semen gives a buffer for the sperm to survive in that environment. It is unlikely that eating tons of fruit is going to change this. Your body tightly controls acid-base balance–the extra acid from the fruit has been dealt with by your body long before it gets to the reproductive system. If you have citation that shows an alternative pathway–please post it.

    Our bodies should also normally control glucose/sugar to keep it in a certain range. Do you have a citation that shows that eating “sweet fruits” would considerably increase the amount of sugars in semen?

    What on earth does a fallen world have to do with the taste of semen. God made the recipe for semen a very tightly controlled one—–so that reproduction could occur. The same ingredients that are important for reproduction to occur could be same ones that might be perceived as not tasting great by some women.

  3. @S — That’s an good point. I suspect that any chemicals which have metabolic significance (e.g. glucose or salt) are regulated in such a way that increasing one’s ingestion of them wouldn’t affect semen, as you suggested. On the other hand, chemicals which the body doesn’t use in chemical reactions (e.g. the chemicals which give fish, mint, or garlic their characteristic odors) would affect semen, just as they affect sweat.

  4. Did you have anyone reach out with results on the Bromelain? I started with 500mg a day with no noticable difference, so I went to 1000mg a day and the wife said if anything it was worse; but I’m always not sure she’s really giving it the good ol college try either.

    1. James, thanks for the report back! Did you have any stomach problems?

      It’s too bad that you wife didn’t like it, ah well.

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