If you’ve ever had oral sex you’ve probably spent at least a little time wondering or worrying about how your vagina tastes. It’s normal to hope your partner is enjoying all of your sexual activities, which definitely includes stressing a little about how you taste. Worrying that you don’t taste good is normal, so don’t worry that no one else thinks about this. They definitely do.
There are a ton of videos and articles online telling you all about how things like pineapple can change the way you taste down there. If you’re stressing about your partner enjoying oral sex, it can be tempting to trust what you read or see and give those suggestions a try. But do they really work? Can food affect how your vagina tastes? Let’s talk about it.
What Does A Healthy Vagina Taste Like?
A healthy vagina doesn’t have one specific taste. It varies from person to person. If you are trying to make sure your vagina tastes or smells a certain way, there’s just no way to say what’s right or wrong. Everyone’s vagina is different. The taste can vary from salty, to slightly sweet, or even slightly metallic. There’s no need to worry about any of those.
The only time you should stress about how you taste down there is if you notice an extremely strong fishy smell. At that point, you’d want to talk to your doctor to make sure you don’t have something like bacterial vaginosis. If you do have BV, it’s easy to handle but you’ll want to take care of it as soon as possible.
In short, there isn’t one specific way a vagina should taste. Everyone is different and the taste can vary widely. It can even change based on things like where you are in your menstrual cycle. If you notice any extremely strong fishy or foul odors coming from that area, it’s time to visit your doctor to make sure everything is ok.
Related: Bacterial Vaginosis- Everything You Need To Know
Can I Change How My Vagina Tastes By Eating Any Specific Food?
The shortest answer to this question is just plain no. There’s no specific food that is going to make you taste better, or sweeter. Those are all myths that get passed around online like wildfire. A healthy vagina just isn’t ever going to taste like candy, or fruit, and it’s never going to smell like flowers. There’s no need to try and make that happen. It just isn’t how things are meant to be.
There are a few things that might affect how you taste down there though. Foods like asparagus can make your Vee taste a little more musky than usual. This effect only lasts for a day or two and might not even be noticeable to your partner. Smoking and alcohol can also cause your vagina to taste a little different so you might want to avoid either of those things before getting frisky if you’re especially concerned about how your vagina tastes.
Should I Worry About How My Vagina Tastes?
Worrying about how your vagina tastes isn’t something you need to spend a lot of time on. As long as you aren’t experiencing other symptoms like a strong smell, or a lot of itching down there, you have a healthy vagina. Vaginas are all going to have their own tastes and smells. Don’t let people online make you feel ashamed of how you taste. As long as you’re healthy, your vagina tastes exactly like it’s supposed to.
Your vagina likely tastes just like a normal vagina. If your partner compares you to another past partner, it’s ok to remind them that everyone is different. A different taste doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. It just means you are different from another person with a healthy vagina. There’s no need to feel shame about how you taste. Your partner likely isn’t worried about it at all, and you don’t have to be either.
Sarah Nelson is a nurse with 15 years of experience working with a variety of patients. She has a Masters of Science in Nursing and has spent a large portion of her career working exclusively with women in an OB/GYN setting.
Nursing is a passion for Sarah but she also enjoys writing and sharing her expertise online with people who need helpful information. Treating patients well and helping them learn more about their own bodies is a key essential to a healthy lifestyle that Sarah truly believes in.