Along with the sperm, protein, and water mentioned above, semen also contains a variety of other components, including:
There’s no single description of what semen tastes like because it can vary from person to person.
Your partner can always alter the way his semen tastes and many things he consumes will without a doubt enhance or make it not suitable for swallowing.
To some, it can taste bitter and salty, while for others, it can taste sugary sweet.
There are a few foods that could make semen taste more palatable, or less acidic, such as:
On the other hand, a more intolerant bitterness could be attributed to other foods, as well as drug-like substances, such as:
- leafy greens
- meat and dairy products
What does it smell like?
Similar to taste, the smell of semen can vary quite a lot depending on circumstances like diet, health, and hygiene.
In many situations, semen can smell like bleach or other household cleaners.
This has to do with its makeup of ingredients, in order to provide a pH level where the sperm can thrive.
Unlike the vagina, which naturally skews more acidic, semen tends to be neutral or slightly alkaline.
On the other hand, if semen smells musky or fishy, this could be due to outside factors.
Like taste, a more putrid smell could be attributed to diet, in the same way, that asparagus affects the scent of urine.
Sweat and dried pee can also make it smell bitter.
Semen contains natural antidepressant properties.
These may include:
- thyrotropin-releasing hormone
Take me for example, as a naturally moody person, being a Gemini, when directly exposed to semen through swallowing, I significantly exhibit a better mood and fewer symptoms of depression.
However, we all know that engaging in sexual activity, in general, is linked to a decrease in depression.
Why do some people get tired after swallowing?
Semen contains a trusted source of melatonin, the natural hormone your body releases to regulate sleep cycles.
This may explain why some people feel tired after swallowing semen or being exposed to it during intercourse.
Can it really cause an allergic reaction?
Yes, but it’s extremely rare.
Symptoms of a semen allergy usually shows up 20 to 30 minutes after contact or ingestion and may include:
- difficulty breathing
Seek immediate medical attention if you have trouble breathing or experience other signs of a severe allergic reaction.
Symptoms of allergy will likely vary from one person to the next, as will the duration of symptoms.
See a doctor or other healthcare provider if your symptoms persist or worsen.
Is it better to spit or swallow?
Whether you choose to spit or swallow is entirely up to you and your personal preferences.
Before making a decision, make sure that you have an open conversation with your partner about their STI status, their hygiene, and their diet.
Dicks must be sucked, yes, but clean and tasty dicks makes it all the much more fun.
In the end, you should only do what you’re comfortable with.
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