When it comes to pleasure, there’s hardly anything better than oral sex. With a mix of kisses, licking, sucking (and maybe even penetration with fingers or a sex toy), oral sex can help hit all of your hotspots, making it almost impossible not to reach orgasm.
With all of that guaranteed goodness waiting for you, what do you do if it doesn’t exactly taste the way you want it to down there?
First off, know that vaginas will never taste like candy or smell like flowers—and that’s totally normal. Our bodies’ natural smells and taste are just a part of human sexuality, and as long as you’re healthy, there’s nothing wrong with the way you taste or smell.
Still, if you want to sweeten things up so you can boost your confidence (and encourage your partner to stay down there longer), there are a few things you can eat and drink to smell and taste sweeter. There’s no scientific research on what foods make your vag taste good, but as the saying goes, “you are what you eat.”
Fill up on these 6 foods that make you taste sweeter, smell better, and feel fresher.
#1 - Pineapple
If you’re wondering how to make your vagina taste good, you’re probably already familiar with the pineapple myth. All you have to do is eat pineapple before the big day, and you’re good to go, right? Not exactly.
Eating pineapple (or drinking pineapple juice) can make your vagina taste better, thanks to its acidic pH level and high sugar content. This gives pineapples an alkalizing effect that can help maintain your vagina’s natural pH balance and acidity. In turn, eating pineapple can make your juices taste better and sweeter.
But if you’re looking for foods to eat before oral, pineapple isn’t a quick fix. You need to eat (or drink) enough of it to make your vagina taste better. Try regularly incorporating pineapple into your diet or loading up a few days before you’re planning to have sex to surprise your partner with a sweet treat.
#2 - Berries
When it comes to fruits that make you taste good, berries will be your best friend. Dark fruits (like blueberries, cranberries, and strawberries) are great for your vagina’s overall health—the darker the fruit, the sweeter the juice.
Eating these berries regularly won’t only help improve your vagina’s taste and smell, but they can also help protect your body from diseases and infections thanks to their antioxidant properties. Plus, cranberries help combat harmful bacteria in your urinary tract, which can help reduce your risk of urinary tract infections. In other words, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be eating berries.
If you’re picking up fruit juice to get your daily dose, opt for fresh juices instead of ones that are filled with sugar. Even though berries can have incredible health benefits, overdoing it with sugary fruit juices can throw your vagina’s pH off balance, which can affect your taste and smell.
#3 - Yogurt
If you’ve ever frantically Googled home remedies for a yeast infection, you’ve probably come across the magic of yogurt. It’s one of the best foods for your vaginal health because it promotes the growth of healthy bacteria. Not only does it improve your vagina’s pH balance, but it also helps combat yeast infections—one of the most common reasons for a funky-smelling vagina.
Yeast infections happen when our natural yeast cells multiply due to a deficiency of good bacteria. The vagina has a delicate balance of bacteria, and it can be thrown off by anything from hormonal changes to eating too much sugary fruit (hint, hint). That’s where yogurt can come in, save the day, and leave you smelling fresh.
Of course, not all yogurt is created equal. For the best results, choose full-fat plain Greek yogurt without any added sugar, flavoring, or fruit, which can feed yeast and further irritate your bacteria balance.
#4 - Cinnamon
Eating cinnamon won’t make you taste or smell like a wintertime treat, but it could add a touch of sweetness to your natural flavor.
Since cinnamon is alkaline, it helps neutralize your vagina’s acidity, maintain your natural pH balance, and even improve your vagina’s taste. It’s also a mild antibiotic, and some studies suggest that it can even help treat yeast infections. Of course, you should still talk with your doctor if you suspect you have an infection.
The best part? It’s super easy to add cinnamon to your diet.
You can add cinnamon to your smoothies, morning coffee, or tea to get your daily dose (and make your vagina taste better daily). And if you’re not a huge fan of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, peppermint, and lemon are just as effective.
#5 - Celery
Celery might seem a little out of place here because it doesn’t really taste like anything, but it’s packed with vagina-friendly properties. Celery is mostly made of fiber and water, which can help neutralize any funky smells down there.
It’s also great at combating dehydration. Dehydration makes your urine more concentrated, which can influence your vagina’s smell and taste. Plus, there are countless health problems (including problems that might make your vagina smell weird, like bacterial vaginosis) associated with dehydration.
And if you’re dehydrated, your vagina probably is too.
Drinking more water (or celery juice) can help you maintain a healthier taste and smell while also helping to combat vaginal dryness, helping to get wetter faster and longer.
#6 - Mint
Wondering how to make your vagina smell good? Mint is one of the best foods for the job. Much like your mouth after eating too much garlic, your vagina is another orifice that filters out food odors. So, the same way you might pop in mint gum to combat bad breath, incorporating mint and other foods that smell and taste good into your diet can play a key role in your vagina’s taste and smell.
To reap the benefits mint has to offer, try drinking mint-infused water for a few days before your special date. You can even add it to a salad, soup, or protein smoothie (don’t forget about the berries!) to get your daily fix.
Show Your Body Some Extra Love
At the end of the day, a little muskiness down there is perfectly normal. So don’t stress out (or pass up some good oral sex) because you feel insecure about your personal taste. Just give your vagina the love and attention it deserves, and it’ll be happy and healthy.
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