So you want to know how to make your vagina taste good?
You’re certainly not alone, and many women have similar thoughts, especially when they are about to have a sexual experience for the first time or with a new partner.
It’s understandable to want to feel good about every part of your body; however, there are a few things you need to know that may change your idea about how your vagina should taste.
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Vagina Tastes Like Vagina
So before I even start, I just want to tell you that, even though there are tricks to make your vagina taste and smell better temporarily, it naturally tastes like a vagina.
Most women have been taught that their vaginas are icky, gross, stinky, and weird. Many women also have no idea that discharge is completely normal, and it doesn’t only happen to them to make their vagina taste or smell bad. It happens to every woman because that’s just how our vagina cleans itself.
So, if you’re interested in changing the taste of your vagina, know this: A healthy vagina doesn’t taste like flowers, a fresh summer breeze, or vanilla. It tastes like vagina.
And that can be sweet or sour, metallic, sharp or spiced, bitter or acidic, depending on your diet, lifestyle, healthy or unhealthy habits (like drinking or smoking), the type of underwear you use, etc.
Can You Change How Your Vagina Tastes?
You cannot permanently change how your vagina tastes because there are instances when it will taste differently for various reasons.
For example, when the vaginal pH is disrupted, it can cause an infection like bacterial vaginosis (BV), trichomoniasis, or a yeast infection, which will cause your vagina to taste like an infected vagina.
That is to say; it will taste and smell bad. There really isn’t a way to explain the smell because it’s very particular, and if you have never had a yeast infection, you wouldn’t know.
However, if you’ve had an infection before, you surely know what I’m talking about. The smell of an infected vagina is so unpleasant; there is no way you won’t notice something isn’t right.
Treating and absolving the infection will absolve any unusual tastes, and therefore change the flavor of your bits quite a bit.
Additionally, your vagina can also smell and taste different depending on the time of the month. For example, when you are menstruating, your vagina is going to have a metallic taste.
But if you have a healthy vagina that isn’t going through a period, anything you do to make your vagina taste “better” will only have a very minimal effect, says Michael Ingber, MD, a board-certified urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist at The Center for Specialized Women’s Health in New Jersey.
With all that being said, here are a few things that you can do to make your vagina taste better temporarily.
Avoid Eating Certain Foods
What you eat and drink plays a role in what goes into your mucosal secretions.
So perhaps switching up your snacks may affect your vaginal odor and taste. But not overwhelmingly so; therefore, don’t expect your vagina to start smelling like roses just because you stopped eating Hot Cheetos.
There’s been no research linking different foods with different vaginal tastes. But anecdotal reports suggest that heavily spiced foods may make you taste a bit spicier, while asparagus and wheatgrass shots may make you taste grassier.
Other foods that may noticeably affect how your vagina tastes include:
- garlic and onion
- sugary foods and drinks
- red meat
Sex therapist Angela Watson (aka Doctor Climax) says, “A good rule of thumb is any food that modifies the smell of your sweat or pee will also modify the secretions from your vagina, which will impact the taste.”
Certain Foods And a Change in Lifestyle Can Help Make Your Vagina Taste Better
If you have heard the good old “eat pineapple for a great-tasting sperm” advice for men, you are probably wondering whether some foods or lifestyle changes can help make your vagina taste better.
And the answer is: possibly.
Anything that’s good for your health is generally good for your nether bits, too. This includes:
- eating nutrient-dense fruits and veggies
- drinking plenty of water
- getting enough sleep
- managing your stress levels
- getting regular exercise
But besides all that, here are the most effective things that you can do to make your vagina taste good:
Maintain Good Hygiene
This is really a no-brainer, but maintaining good hygiene will definitely make your vagina taste and smell better.
However, avoid using harsh or overly perfumed shower gels because these could change your vaginal pH and cause infections and a bad smell.
When washing your private bits, it’s best to use plain water and very little soap.
Remember that one of the vagina’s (many) superpowers is that it’s a self-cleaning machine. And a good one.
You really don’t need to scrub or wash the inside of your vagina with washes, douches, or other hygiene products.
Wear Cotton Underwear
Cotton = breathable.
Research shows that women who wear breathable panties have lower rates of bacterial vaginosis compared to those who wear underwear made of synthetic materials.
While we are at it, also try to avoid wearing super tight underwear and tight bottoms, cause these could also increase your chances of getting an infection, but besides that, they will definitely make you sweat more, which won’t make your vagina taste or smell good.
Use Non-Porous and Body-Safe Sex Toys
Porous materials have tiny microscopic holes that bacteria can climb and reside in. Besides that, they are impossible to sterilize.
Therefore, sex toys made of porous materials such as PVC, vinyl, jelly, and rubber can introduce new pH-altering, infection-causing bacteria to your bits.
Instead, try to choose non-porous and body-safe sex toys that you can clean properly, such as silicone, stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and lucite.
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Apply Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural alternative to a body cream that can make your vagina feel silky smooth and hydrated but also taste and smell great.
You will likely have to apply it 5-10 minutes before putting your underwear on because it needs to absorb into the skin, or else it can stain your clothes, but the best thing about it is that your vagina will be smelling and taste like coconuts for the entire day.
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Apply Flavored Lube
Flavored lubes are definitely the best way to make your vagina smell and taste heavenly because there is a huge scent variety for everyone’s tastes.
Flavored lubricants can be fruity, chocolaty, minty, or just sugary-sweet and they can not only make your vagina smell and taste great, but they also bring extra moisture to the party.
Same as with coconut oil, try to apply any flavored lube of your choice for at least 5-10 minutes before putting underwear on to avoid staining.
Other than that, flavored lubes are definitely safe to be worn all day as a body lotion and will make your skin feel silky smooth.
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