When it comes to giving oral sex on a penis-haver, you may find yourself wondering what to do with the semen afterwards. Swallowing can be weirdly hot and romantic if you're really into the partner. But it seems there is a two teams divide between those who do or do not fully consume the end result of a successful blow job. If it doesn’t totally gross you out and you’re up for it - maybe even find a little thrill in it - we encourage you to educate yourself by reading the perfect guide to swallowing.
THE QUESTIONS WHICH ARE ON EVERYONE LIPS
What semen consist of?
Semen consists of minimal amounts of sperm, the rest of it is protein, fructose, mucus, enzymes, water, vitamins, and minerals. A typical ejaculate can fill about a teaspoon and only contains about 5-7 calories.
What does semen taste like?
Some people suggest that fruit juice and vegetables improve the taste, while red meat, cheese, and coffee may make it taste worse but despite plenty of anecdotal evidence, there is no definitive research to date showing that diet affects the taste of semen.
It varies from person to person but some people describe the taste as:
What does semen smell like?
As semen contains mostly water, it may have no scent or a faint smell. Due to the pH being slightly alkaline, some people report a smell similar to bleach or ammonia. Other components, such as fructose, magnesium or calcium, may cause it to smell sweet, metallic or salty.
However, a strong odour such as a fishy smell can be a symptom of a problem such as an infection.
A NATURAL ANTI-DEPRESSANT
While sexual activity already gives us a flood of oxytocin from the intimate human connection, it seems that according to a study conducted on 293 female college students at the State University of New York in Albany, exposure to semen can lower symptoms of depression by the presence of cortisol, estrone, oxytocin, prolactin, thyrotropin-releasing hormone and serotonin in it.
A MULTIVITAMIN BOMB
One teaspoon of semen contains over 200 proteins and several helpful vitamins and minerals including:
- Vitamin C
- Citric acid
- Lactic acid
- Vitamin B12
Noticed that the amounts of each vitamin vary with age and relative to the health of the obliging male.
HELPS FOR A BETTER SLEEP
Did you know that semen contains melatonin? It is a chemical that helps you feel sleepy and relax, it will enter your bloodstream and help you doze off better than most over-the-counter sleep aids. You’re welcome, good night!
WE CAN'T SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH: SAFETY FIRST!
Even if swallowing cum is less risky than unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse, STIs can be transmitted through oral sex so if you want to swallow your partner’s cum, make sure that they have been recently tested for and are negative for STIs.
All sexually active people should make regular STI testing a part of their healthcare.
6 TIPS TO MAKE THE SWALLOWING MORE ENJOYABLE
- Make sure to check in with yourself and your partner during a non-sexual moment.
- Set the mood by playing your favourite music, lighting candles, scenting the room with essential oils, or exchanging massages with a partner - that is a great way to promote relaxation and comfort.
- When you are already turn on use visualization in order to prepare for swallowing your partner’s cum: imagine its texture, its flavour, the way it fills your mouth, and the way it feels to swallow.
- Flavoured lubes can help to mask the taste of cum as well as enhancing sensation.
- Prepare yourself to swallow by practicing deep breathing before you begin oral sex, and take breaks leading up to your partner’s ejaculation to calm your body and center your mind.
Take your time, don’t expect to succeed on your first try, and keep a box of tissues in case you decide it’s actually not for you it is always ok to change your mind!