How can I make my vagina taste better?
Why do you suspect you taste bad? A healthy vagina doesn’t taste like a summer’s day, the ocean breeze, or a yankee candle. It tastes like vagina.
I am aware that the issue of how a woman’s vagina, and more precisely her vaginal fluids, smell and taste is one of those topics that causes many people anxiety. It is a very intimate space and most women are raised with negative messages about their bodies – their genitals in particular.
Add to this the fact that there is much mystery and precious little education for young men about women’s bodies. Most men pick up more than a few negative stereotypes about the taste and smell of a woman’s vagina (it’s dirty, smells like fish, etc.)
The good news is that most adults who enjoy a healthy sex life, and experience of going down on a woman, end up loving the taste and smell of their female partners. After all the smell and taste is one of arousal, desire…sex really. So for a lot of people it becomes a turn on, not a turn off.
Every woman has a slightly different taste, and it is dependent on many things, including natural secretions, arousal fluid, sweat, diet, and certainly whether or not you have any sort of bacterial or yeast infections. If you know your own taste and smell you will know the rhythm of your body.
In terms of what you can do if you want to experiment with changing the taste of your own vaginal fluids, there does seem to be a lot of non-scientific agreement that diet can have an impact.
If you’re interested in experimenting with your taste I’ve heard and read about many things having an impact: raw garlic, multivitamins, asparagus, pineapple and kiwi fruit. It is also meant to change the taste of sperm. Stay away from broccoli and cauliflower it is alleged to make your natural taste bitter.
One of the vagina’s many superpowers is that it’s a self-cleaning machine. Be careful of scrubbing and washing in the inside of your vagina with washes, douches, or other hygiene products. You may throw off your pH and this may lead to an infection.
If it’s good for your health, it’s generally good for your vagina too! This includes:
- eating nutrient-dense fruits and veggies
- drinking plenty of water
- getting enough sleep
- managing your stress levels
- getting regular exercise
As long as your vagina is healthy, it will smell and taste A-OK!