As goddesses, we want to feel sexy and entice our partners. Not only do we want to look good, we want to taste good. You don’t want your worst fear to come true and have your partner tell you that you taste or smell bad. Cue bruised ego. How would you bounce back after that?
Most of time, you’re all set and good to go. But your partner may not feel comfortable telling you the real reasons for not wanting to or stopping oral sex. They care about you and the last thing they want to do is hurt your feelings. The rule of thumb is if you can smell yourself (standing upright), they can too. Most likely that bad odor is accompanied by a bad taste.
Vaginas are natural sweet tasting, according to oral sex performers. The connection with your partner enhances their desire to want to go downtown. When you’re feeling self-conscious, they can sense that you’re uncomfortable. You may redirect them to do more kissing or other types of foreplay. You don’t want to have an awkward question of what’s going on in the heat of the moment. Or they may be the one avoiding any southern play and leave you wondering what the deal is.
Let’s talk about how to keep your sugar sweet.
So fresh and so clean
This is an obvious suggestion, but it has to be said. People have varying ideas of sanitation. In the shower, wash your private parts with a clean washcloth. Avoid using scented soaps that can irritate your vagina.
Please don’t douche because it ruins your PH or may cause an infection. The vagina self-cleans itself for the most part. Other things that throw off your PH are scented or flavored products (soap, lubricants, lotions, condoms). Have you ever had sex using a flavored lube or a condom and you suddenly feel a stinging sensation? Welp, that is also known as irritation. Those products don’t agree with you. Eventually, you probably get turned off and the vagina dries up from it. Always listen to your body.
Use fingertips to wash the lips of your vagina and parts to remove dead cells, discharge, and secretions. Don’t forget to wash your butt thoroughly. Let’s be honest, it can be a dirty neighbor. Sweat and other natural fluids are enclosed in the cracks and crevices down there. When those places trap those fluids, it’s a breeding ground for smelly bacteria. So anything and everything below needs close attention to detail when you’re bathing.
The taste of your vagina depends on the stage you are in of your cycle. When you’re on your period, the blood down there can make your vagina taste metallic. During ovulation, there’s a muskier flavor from the cervical mucus.
Not able to take a shower before getting some action? Keep wipes in your purse to wipe up prior to sex or wet a paper towel to cleanse the area. Let it air out and pay it dry before getting dressed again.
Every woman knows that hormones run the show. If we could control them, we would. Our lives would be a lot easier if we had a hormone remote. A drop in estrogen levels or menopause change the smell of your vagina. Keep your annual exams up-to-date. Explain your concerns to your doctor. They may want to run tests to check your levels. They can offer solutions to get you back to your old self again.
Wear breathable cotton underwear that reduces sweat in that region. Sleep nude to air it out and enjoy that freeing feeling. Rocking sexy panties is cute and all, but just as needed on those date nights. Those materials aren’t always ideal for her to get some fresh air under your clothes.
You are what you eat
You are what you eat…kind of. Your diet has a slight affect on how you taste. Hot foods could produce a spicy flavor. Doctors say that your vaginal smell and taste changes if your sweat and urine have an altered smell. Garlic equals a musky taste while asparagus and red meat give her an unfavorable salty, grassy flavor. Citrus fruits (pineapples, mangoes, oranges), vanilla and ginger promote a sweeter taste. Coffee promotes a bitter taste. Parsley and celery produce milder flavors. Any food that smells loud before you eat it will secrete that same kind of taste during oral sex. Processed sugary food lead to a higher risk of yeast infections. Dairy foods negatively impact your natural flavors. So steer clear.
Stop smoking since it can excrete a bitter or sour odor. Overindulging on alcohol may give your vagina the same aromas or a stale smell. A night of shots and margaritas seep through pores, even down there. Sweat stinks and so can she.
Pour it up
Drinks lots of water. A dehydrated goddess increases concentration, resulting in a strong urine smell that affects your vagina as well. The more water you drink, the more your vagina flushes out bad bacteria and odors. Changes in smell or discharge may be a sign of an STI. Get checked out, otherwise it will taste like it’s infected like fish (due to a BV or yeast infection).
Oral sex is best right after a nice, hot shower. You’re so fresh and clean and will taste your best. Your partner will enjoy your organic self. Knowing that your vagina was recently cleansed gives you a peace of mind. In return, you can relax so enjoy the ride!