Vagina tastes just like vagina.
The majority of vulva owners have been taught that their vaginas are disgusting, smelly, and strange.
Therefore, if you’re interested in altering the flavor of your vagina, keep the following in mind: A healthy vagina does not have a floral aroma, a fresh summer wind, or vanilla flavor. It has a vaginal flavor.
That might be sweet or sour, metallic or spicy, bitter or acidic.
Is it possible to alter the taste?
It is situational.
When the vaginal pH is disturbed, an infection such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), trichomoniasis, or yeast infection can occur, giving your vagina the flavor of an infected vagina.
That is, it may have an odor similar to rotting fish, ruined meat, or matzah.
Treating and eradicating the illness will eliminate any odd flavors, significantly altering the flavor of your bits.
However, if your vagina is healthy, any attempt to make it taste “better” would have a negligible effect, according to Michael Ingber, MD, a board-certified urologist and female pelvic medicine expert at The Center for Specialized Women’s Health in New Jersey.
Indeed, Ingber asserts that the most significant factor affecting the flavor of your vagina is the stage of your cycle. That is beyond your control.
When you menstruate, the blood imparts a metallic flavor to your vagina. When you’re ovulating, the discharge of cervical mucus may provide a somewhat musky flavor.
Is there anything further you could do to enhance the flavor?
“What you eat and drink affects the composition of your mucosal secretions,” Ingber explains. Alternate your snacks, and you may notice a difference in your vaginal odor and flavor. But not by a large margin, he says.
However, “improve”? That, of course, is subjective.
There has been no study connecting certain meals to specific vaginal tastes. However, anecdotal accounts show that highly spicy meals may impart a hotter flavor, while asparagus and wheat grass shots impart a grassier flavor.
Other meals that may have a noticeable effect on your taste include the following:
- red meat
- garlic and onion
- sugary foods and drinks
According to sex therapist Angela Watson (a.k.a. Doctor Climax), “any meal that alters the scent of your perspiration or urine alters the secretions from your vagina, which affects taste.”
What about washes, douches, and other items marketed as ‘hygiene’?
In the drug or supermarket store, go straight by these babies.
One of the (many) superpowers of the vagina is that it is a self-cleaning mechanism. And a nice one at that.
You do need to scour or cleanse the interior of your vagina with washes, douches, or other hygiene items. This can really alter your pH and result in illness.
“A healthy vagina does not smell like a flower, and any product that does may be harmful,” Ingber explains.
The vaginal environment is naturally acidic, allowing beneficial bacteria to #ThriveAndSurvive while eliminating harmful germs. Numerous commercial washes include glycerin and other carbohydrates that provide nourishment to the harmful bacteria, helping them to thrive and reproduce.
“An excess of some harmful bacteria, such as Gardnerella or Trichomoniasis bacteria, can result in BV and a fishy odor, which is atypical and indicative of an unhealthy vagina,” Ingber explains.
BV and other infections are generally treated with antibiotics.
Are there any other options available to you?
Anything that is beneficial to your health is typically beneficial to your netherbits as well. This includes the following:
- Consumption of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables
- Consuming a sufficient amount of H2O
- Obtaining adequate sleep
- Maintaining control of your stress levels
- Exercise on a regular basis
Nonetheless, there are a few more things you can do to help maintain the health of your vulva.
Cleanse the outside of your vulva (gently).
Again, cleaning within the vagina should be avoided at all costs.
However, you must wash your vulva (the outer bits). Your vulva is comprised of the following:
- clitoral hood
- outer labia
- inner labia
So, how do you properly clean your vulva? Water. That is all.
Spread your labia apart with your fingers or a clean washcloth. Gently pat/cleanse/rub warm water along the creases.
This prevents the accumulation of dead skin cells, discharge, and other dry body fluids in the vulva’s nooks and crannies, Watson says.
This white, sticky deposit is generally the cause of a mustier-smelling (or tasting) vagina.
Additionally, it will wash away any perspiration that has dried after exercise or strenuous activity, which can impart a salty flavor to the vagina.
Put on cotton pantyhose.
Cotton=breathable. Additionally, research indicates that vulva owners who wear breathable skivvies have a lower risk of BV than those who use synthetic underwear.
Avoid smoking and limit your alcohol intake.
If you’ve ever worked out following a night of drinking and smoking, you’re well aware that alcohol and tobacco alter the fragrance of your perspiration. Likewise with your vulva’s smell. Both of these ingredients will cause you to smell more sour, bitter, or stale than usual.
Utilize porous sex toys.
Porous materials have small pores through which bacteria may climb and colonize. Therefore, although porous sex toys may introduce new pH-altering, infection-causing germs into your parts, nonporous sex toys will not.
“When you don’t drink enough water, everything becomes concentrated. That is why, when you are dehydrated, your urine has a stronger odor, “Ingber explains. “The same is true for vaginal odor.”
Discard everyone who does not approve of your taste.
If your beau normally enjoys dining downtown but remarks (nicely) one day that you taste different, you may choose to see your healthcare practitioner.
However, if you’re presently dating someone who frequently makes derogatory remarks about your flavor or uses it as a reason to avoid giving you your head, break up with them. As if yesterday.
Is there anything that might wreak havoc on the flavor?
Again, an infected vagina will taste and smell foul.
Anything that alters the vagina’s normal pH and hence results in infection will make the vagina taste worse.
Several factors can affect the vaginal pH, including the following:
- Internal vaginal cleaning
- Down there, using fragrant soaps
- Using flavored condoms for penetrating intercourse
- Food in oral sex play
- Prolonging the use of a tampon or cup
- Use soaps and detergents with a strong fragrance instead
Is an odor ever indicative of anything greater?
Sometimes. You are familiar with the fragrance of your vagina. When something changes, you become aware of it.
A change in flavor or odor is frequently indicative of illness. Particularly if any associated symptoms exist, such as a change in discharge or itching. Consult a healthcare practitioner to ascertain the cause of your symptoms.
According to Ingber, a change in scent can sometimes be an indication that someone is entering menopause.
“As estrogen levels decline during menopause, the vaginal pH might become more basic, altering the taste and smell,” he explains.
There are a few lifestyle modifications that will benefit your general vulvar health and may improve the flavor of your vaginal discharge.
However, Watson notes that “there is a wide range of healthy vaginal flavors, and there is no one right or ideal healthy vaginal taste.” Thus, as long as your vagina is healthy, the flavor should be acceptable!
Only if the taste of your vagina has recently changed or if you are experiencing other symptoms should you be concerned.