Dear Sexpert. Are there other foods that do the same? It seems like the rumor that eating pineapple makes your vaginal fluid taste sweet has been around since middle school.
Please read on at your own discretion. Here we go again: women being told their vulvas and vaginas aren't good enough in their natural state. They have to be scrubbed and waxed and have food products shoved inside them.
When you write about sex and relationships you spend a lot of your life reassuring people. No, he will not notice that one of your breasts is a bit smaller than the other. The sheer volume of women who have rejected oral sex from an enthusiastic partner because they feel self-conscious about their vaginas is incredible.
Ok girls, let's talk about the taste and scent of the vagina. Women have pretty unique vaginal bacterial fingerprints rendering distinctive unique tastes. Ask any man what a vagina tastes like and you would get a whole range of answers from salty to bitter, sexy to fishy.
A healthy vulva — which includes the labia and vaginal opening — tastes and smells like a healthy vulva. That is to say, it might be sweet or sour, metallic or bitter, salty or sharp. It might even have faint hints of what you had for dinner.
Let's get real about vaginas for a minute. Should it be so surprising your lady parts take on the same kind of destructive kind of folklore? We all hear the awkward colloquialisms about vaginas and what they taste like.
Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolutiona biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a reader who is having a hard time receiving oral sex due to her body insecurities.
I'd like to let everyone in on a little-known secret about the female body, one that is heavily guarded, even from cisgender women themselves: vaginas are supposed to taste and smell like vaginas. Perhaps you think you already know this information, but you brag about your own vagina's total lack of flavour. Or maybe, you're standing in a drugstore wondering why scented vagina sprays and flavored lubes exist if we were meant to taste regular. Regardless, the narrative in which vaginas need to be fresh, fruity or flavourless, rather than taste like themselves, needs to die.
Ever since I've been old enough to sneak copies of Teen Magazine at the middle school library, I've known that vaginas sorry, "down theres" are mysterious, confusing places that need to be waxed, washed, wiped, and maintained lest all men run screaming away from you and you end up spending your life attachment parenting a series of rescue cats. As I matured and graduated to an entirely new level of man-obsessed stupidity in magazines, I gradually realized that while ladymags dispense plenty of advice on how vaginas should look, there's no real yardstick on how they should taste, or how a high achieving gal like me who just wants to have the tastiest snatch in town could go about getting it. Science must have some answers, right?