Search icon

How to Make Cum Taste Better? 13 Foods to Try

June 9, 2024

If you really don’t like the taste of cum, believe me when I tell you you’re not alone. Some women love the taste of semen, but I’m yet to personally meet a woman who truly enjoys it, and I talk about sex a lot

Some women find the taste manageable, but actually love the concept of a man ejaculating in their mouth; I mean, it can be a huge turn on for both partners. 

Consider semen in porn. Lisa Jean Moore, in her chapter about the fetishization of semen in porn, explains “Semen is depicted as a mechanism of marking territory and claiming ownership.” So of course it’s understandable why some people are into it. It’s hot, dominating and very intimate. 

If, like me, you find cum pretty unbearable and you’re looking for tips and tricks to make cum taste better, you’re in the right place. 

Key Takeaways 

  • Always practice safe sex. STDs can spread during oral sex as well as penetrative sex.
  • Never feel pressured to ingest your partner's semen. If you don’t even want it in your mouth, that’s totally okay.
  • A lot of things can impact the taste of a man’s semen. 
  • There are no health risks to swallowing semen (outside of the spreading of STDs). 

What Should Cum Taste Like?

Just remember, that everyone is different. Not only will each male's ejaculation taste differently, but everyone’s taste buds are different too. 

I also want to point out that although there are several tips that may help improve the taste of ejaculation… it will never be something that tastes delightful (unless you’re really into semen, that is). It’s mainly about what you can try to make your partner’s cum taste better, and in turn be more manageable for you to swallow

Cum will taste different depending on the man, and in fact depending on the day. 

I take no shame in telling you that I’ve only had cum in my mouth twice in my lifetime. The reason being is that the first time my boyfriend came into my mouth it tasted okay. Not good, not bad, just okay (kind of sweet actually) and I could live with that. 

Now it’s important for me to mention here that I’m not great with textures anyway, and I’ve got a really bad gag reflex. So you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that when I next ingested semen and found that it tasted like actual hairspray, I was traumatized and physically can’t bring myself to do it again. 

Luckily, my boyfriend is really understanding and has never once pressured me; this is really important. If you don’t want to do something, you should never feel obliged to just because you think it will please your man. 

Typically cum is known to be kind of like a salty mucus (instant gag reaction). It can also be described as acidy, bitter, sweet, metallic, musky, chemical-like even. 

If you asked 100 women, you’d likely get a bunch of different answers. This is because the taste of a man's semen depends on his health and lifestyle. You also have to consider each person’s taste buds. What tastes disgusting to one person might taste okay to another, it really does depend. 

If you asked a bunch of people what ‘nice tasting cum’ tastes like, most people would answer along the lines of sweetness or reduced saltiness. So, what can you do to make cum taste better?

How to Make Cum Taste Better? 

Sexual couple in bed

Before we get into some examples of food to make semen taste sweeter, there are a couple of other tips that may help you when ingesting your partner’s ejaculation. 

Some tips are things that your sexual partner can do to help improve the taste of his own semen, and other tips are to help you with the process of ingesting it. 

1. Forget about texture

If, like me, you’re a bit of a texture person, it’s important to not overthink it.

If you constantly remind yourself of the texture, you’re going to make yourself feel sick before it even passes your throat. Be calm, cool, collected, and don’t think too much about what it is that you’re swallowing. 

You could even try imagining that you’re swallowing something else. Eventually, this is something that you’ll just get used to.  

2. Don’t taste it

What I mean by that is, swallow fast. If you can sense that your partner is reaching climax, get ready to swallow; that way, the taste shouldn’t linger in your mouth.

3. Encourage your partner to live a healthier lifestyle

Typically, your partner's semen will taste better if he has a healthier lifestyle. That means a healthy diet, good level of fitness, and regular hydration. 

If he tracks his diet, together you can then learn which foods most impact the taste of his semen until you find the answer you’ve been looking for. 

4. Ask him to taste his own cum

It’s important that people know what their own cum tastes like if they expect a sexual partner to taste it. 

Asking your partner to taste his own cum might put his mind at ease, or make him realize that there are things he can try in order to help his semen taste better. 

5. Spit

Remember, you should never feel obliged to do something because you think it will please your partner. If you really don’t enjoy the taste of his cum, take no shame in spitting it straight out.

Use this tool to check whether he actually is who he says he is
Whether you're married or have just started seeing someone, infidelity rates are on the rise and have increased over 40% in the last 20 years, so you have all the right to be worried.

Perhaps you want to know if he's texting other women behind your back? Or whether he has active Tinder or dating profile? Or worse yet, whether he has a criminal record or is cheating on you?

This tool will do just that and pull up any hidden social media and dating profiles, photos, criminal records, and much more to hopefully help put your doubts to rest.

6. Hold your nose … 

80% to 90% of your taste comes from your sense of smell. Holding your nose, and eliminating that sense of smell can make food (or cum in this case) taste less intense and in turn more manageable to digest.

7. Use flavored lube to mask the taste

Using flavored lube during oral sex is a great idea anyway. 

Performing oral sex on your man is sexy, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s a lot better when he tastes of sweet cherries (flavor is preference-based, of course).

Then, when he reaches climax you will already have a pleasant taste in your mouth to help mask the bitter taste of his semen.  

8. Maintain good hygiene 

Asking your partner to maintain good hygiene is key when it comes to the taste of his bodily fluids. 

He could have the best diet in the world, but his semen isn’t going to taste great if he doesn’t wash his penis regularly. 

If he’s not circumcised, it’s important that he pulls back his foreskin and washes the area thoroughly.

9. Drink fruit juice

We’ll get into some of the alleged foods that make semen taste better, but generally speaking a method known to most people is to drink fruit juice. 

Pineapple juice in particular is probably the most well-known and popular method to improve the taste of semen. 

Fruits in general have the potential to improve the taste of semen because they’re high in sugar and acids and so can break down the bitter taste that you usually would find in male ejaculation.

10. Consider the tongue map

I’m sure you’ll remember learning in school that different areas of your tongue are more receptive to particular tastes. This is controversial amongst scientists, as throughout the years many have described this as a myth. 

Now, I’m no scientist, but there’s absolutely no harm in testing this theory out for yourself and seeing if a certain area of your tongue is preferable in terms of reducing the taste of his semen.

What Food Makes Cum Taste Better?

Fruit basket

When it comes to specific foods that make semen taste better, there really isn’t enough research and evidence to prove that any of these actually work. 

After searching and scanning the internet, these are the alleged foods that make cum taste better:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Apple juice
  • Lemon
  • Green Tea
  • Oranges
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint 
  • Plums
  • Water (hydration is key)

Alleged foods to avoid:

  • Dairy products
  • Garlic 
  • Red meat 
  • Coffee
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus 
  • Beer
  • Alcohol

Smoking and alcohol consumption are known to have a negative effect on the taste of semen; that, and if excessive it can even impact fertility and sperm production. 

Does Cum Have Any Health Benefits?

So, we have a bit of an idea of tips and tricks to make cum taste better. But what is the actual point of swallowing cum? Does it have any health benefits? Or is it simply to pleasure our sexual partner?

You may have heard that cum has health benefits due to its protein levels and nutrients. You may have even heard that it has barely any calories and so it won’t affect your diet.

WedMD explains that  “Semen is a complex substance created by the male reproductive organs. The fluid is made mostly of water, plasma, and mucus (a lubricating substance). It also contains 5 to 25 calories, and is made up of small amounts of essential nutrients including: Calcium, citrate, fructose, glucose, lactic acid, magnesium, potassium, protein, and zinc.”

Sounds healthy, right?

Unfortunately, that would be incorrect. You’d have to consume large amounts of semen to actually experience any of the health benefits. However, at least we know that ingesting semen isn’t harmful. 

The only harm to be had from oral sex in general is the transmission of STDs. This is why it’s important to be honest with your sexual partner about each other's sexual histories and to always get regularly tested. 

Some STDs that can be transmitted during oral sex are herpes and gonorrhea. 

As a precaution, you can even perform oral sex with a flavored lubricated condom, and as a bonus you won’t even have to swallow his cum; it’s kind of a perfect solution, actually.  


What does semen taste like?

The taste of semen varies depending on the man, or the receiver. Most people describe semen to taste salty, and it’s sticky in texture. This will usually depend on a man’s lifestyle, and naturally it will depend on the taste buds of the person swallowing. 

Usually, if someone’s semen tastes ‘good’, it can be described as sweet-tasting. It can also be described as, chemical-like, acidy, bitter, and metallic. 

It may also be described as sexy, or gross. If you’ve never tasted semen, I can only suggest that you give it a try and decide for yourself if you’re into it or not.  

What is good to drink for sperm?

According to UChicago Medicine, your diet can highly affect your sperm count and in turn impact fertility; “A study of 250 men who had sperm analyzed at a fertility clinic showed that men who ate higher amounts of fruits and veggies, particularly green leafy vegetables and beans (legumes), had higher sperm concentrations and better sperm motility compared to men who ate less of these foods.”

Drinking smoothies with leafy greens is a great way to get this veg in, allowing you to consume them easier in order to help benefit your sperm count. 

Can you make your cum taste better?

Yes and no. Many things suggest that leading a healthy lifestyle can help to make your cum taste better. But, ultimately there’s no concrete evidence to suggest this. The only way to truly find out is through trial and error. Take the time to see what works best for you and your partner. 

How long does it take for sperm to taste good?

Changes in the taste of a person’s semen will vary depending on the person. Typically, you can expect these changes to take several weeks, but ultimately if you’re undergoing a big lifestyle change then it may take a little longer. 


Ultimately, although there is no conclusive evidence, it’s likely that a good diet and healthy lifestyle should help to improve the taste of your partner’s cum. 

It’s also highly important to acknowledge that you don’t have to let him finish in your mouth if you don’t want him to. Swallowing cum really isn’t for everybody, so you’ve got absolutely nothing to feel ashamed of if you personally don’t want to. 

If you are happy to ingest your partner’s semen, even though it doesn't taste that great, a great suggestion is to use flavored lube to mask the taste of cum with a flavor of your own choosing; that way, you won’t be surprised when it doesn’t taste nice or even if it tastes different. 

The only way we’ll ever truly know what foods work to make a man’s semen taste better is through trial and error. If something does work, like drinking pineapple juice for example, then spread the word and help the other girlies out who are trying to get their sexual partner’s ejaculation to taste better. 

After all, talking about sex and sex tips is the only way we can truly benefit other people from it. 

How many times have you tried something new sexually from the recommendation of a friend, and it felt amazing? It’s truly the best way we can help each other out. Talking about sex also helps to eradicate the stigma built around it.

If you have any suggestions of foods to try, or even advice in general to make semen taste better then please feel free to comment and help a girl out. As always, share with a friend in need.

Utilize this tool to verify if he's truly who he claims to be
Whether you're married or just started dating someone, infidelity rates have risen by over 40% in the past 20 years, so your concerns are justified.

Do you want to find out if he's texting other women behind your back? Or if he has an active Tinder or dating profile? Or even worse, if he has a criminal record or is cheating on you?

This tool can help by uncovering hidden social media and dating profiles, photos, criminal records, and much more, potentially putting your doubts to rest.


Join Our Newsletter

Receive weekly tips & tricks to improve your love life.
Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription.