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What Does Semen Taste Like?

Learn about the taste (and texture) of male ejaculate, including ways to influence a man's load.

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Mia Hart

Updated February 17, 2024

Portrait of Mia from Blissful Cherry

By Mia Hart    Updated February 17, 2024

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If you are any good at giving blowjobs, then you know that at the end of most oral sex encounters you will come face to face with the direct result of the man's orgasm.

I'm of course am talking about his ejaculation, which has many names including, but not limited to: cum, semen and jizz.

There are plenty of other phrases associated with male ejaculation such as a man "blowing his load", but they all reference the same thing: the physical explusion of a man's fluids out of his penis.

And even if you've given blowjobs before, there is still a possibility that you've never tasted cum before - either because you moved on to other forms of sex before he climaxed, or because you had just let him ejaculate away from your mouth.

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Tasting a man's cum is an experience unlike any other!

By contrast, I have given probably hundreds (if not thousands) of blowjobs over the years, and have tasted - and swallowed - a large majority of those loads - and I'm not ashamed to admit it in the slightest!

So for everyone dying to learn more about what a man's ejaculate really tastes like, I'm here to tell you everything you need to know.

Cum (typically) tastes salty

Although in reality cum tastes different depending on which guy it is coming from, for the most part women (and men) describe the taste of cum as salty, first and foremost.

Other common descriptions are bitter or even sour in some cases.

While there are plenty of similar foods that taste very similarly to cum, a lot of the surprise comes from other elements of cum that you are not used to along with the taste.

Thick and pastey consistency

Most instances of salty food come in solid forms, and so experiencing a highly salty taste in a more viscous is definitely surprising for the first time.

If you've ever seen cum before in videos or even in real life, you know that it's texture resembles that of a thick paste...

... a texture that most people aren't used to ingesting every day!

Cum is also surprisingly warm

Given that a man's cum comes right out of his body, it's not surprising that cum is warm.

But when women taste cum for the first time, it sure is a surprise for most.

Imagine drinking a warm smoothie and you'll recognize just how odd the experience can be, even without considering the salty nature of cum itself.

Will I enjoy the taste of cum?

From a pure flavor standpoint, there's a good chance that you will not love the taste all that much.

While a small percentage of women genuinely like how cum tastes, the rest of them are not all that fixated on the taste itself.

However - when viewed as a whole, more women consider tasting (and even swallowing) cum as something they enjoy.

Not necessarily because of the taste, but because of the erotic nature of the act itself.

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Nothing makes a man happier than a woman who swallows all of his load and opens up wide to prove it.

Tasting cum serves no real purpose, other than to please the man who is ejaculating.

Men simply like women who are open to not just allowing cum into their mouths, but to swallowing it as well.

And because of this fact, women actually enjoy the taste of cum because doing so implies that they are more sexual and kinky overall.

This mentality of conveying kinkiness is prevalent in many other sexual spheres, such as openly owning sex toys (which some still view as taboo to a certain degree).

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Being as sexual of a woman as possible can only endear you to men, and so it makes perfect sense that embracing the taste of cum is seen as a highly desirable trait.

And once you embrace cum for the psychological aspect, it quickly becomes a genuine enjoyment too!

Try pineapple to improve the taste!

Although you can't change cum's consistency or temperature, the actual taste can be modified slightly by changing the specific man's diet.

In general, the healther a man eats (i.e. lots of fruits and vegetables), the more palatable his cum will be for you.

In particular, pineapple is a common "miracle food" of sorts to help make cum taste less salty and just a bit sweeter.

If you are that determined to improve the taste, then it is definitely something you should consider if you can get your man to change his diet accordingly.

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Having a man eat more pineapples is a proven way to help improve the taste of his cum.

Pineapple juice also has the same effect if you (or your man) are so inclined!

This slight improvement in taste can be the very difference between stomaching the whole experience of cum in your mouth, to deciding never to taste cum again.

Final Thoughts

Hearing a man's sudden outburts of "I'm gonna cum" while giving a blowjob is definitely a badge of honor regarding your blowjob skills, but it also means preparing for receiving his load, and specifically where to receive it.

Although the pure taste of cum is not a particularly appealing taste for most people, there is an implicit erotic association with the act of licking and especially swallowing a man's load.

This often makes the experience a lot more palatable to women overall - if not right away then over time.

So for first-timers, if your first experience tasting cum isn't a totally appealing experience, definitely do your best keep an open mind.

It may take a few tries to really get into it, but as you start seeing your man absolutely love the way you lick up (and maybe even swallow) his load, you will realize just how fun and exciting the act of tasting a man's cum can be!