Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolutiona biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a reader who is having a hard time receiving oral sex due to her body insecurities.
All rights reserved. I'd like to let everyone in on a little-known secret about the female body, one that is heavily guarded, even from cisgender women themselves: vaginas are supposed to taste and smell like vaginas. Perhaps you think you already know this information, but you brag about your own vagina's total lack of flavour.
Of course, guys do have their limits So long as there isn't an infection or lots of blood, I'm down for anything. I actually don't mind the taste and is part of the whole experience," one anonymous man shared.
Please read on at your own discretion. Here we go again: women being told their vulvas and vaginas aren't good enough in their natural state. They have to be scrubbed and waxed and have food products shoved inside them.
While there are no valid scientific studies on how to change the taste of your vaginait certainly doesn't stop people from speculating. The rumors are legion: Does garlic make it taste strange? What about asparagus, probably the most well-known pee odor-changer out there?
And it seems to us like all that flowery sunshine is another example of the world getting vaginas all wrong. Just take a quick trip to your local drugstore. Like douching.
Ever since I've been old enough to sneak copies of Teen Magazine at the middle school library, I've known that vaginas sorry, "down theres" are mysterious, confusing places that need to be waxed, washed, wiped, and maintained lest all men run screaming away from you and you end up spending your life attachment parenting a series of rescue cats. As I matured and graduated to an entirely new level of man-obsessed stupidity in magazines, I gradually realized that while ladymags dispense plenty of advice on how vaginas should look, there's no real yardstick on how they should taste, or how a high achieving gal like me who just wants to have the tastiest snatch in town could go about getting it. Science must have some answers, right?
Let's get real about vaginas for a minute. Should it be so surprising your lady parts take on the same kind of destructive kind of folklore? We all hear the awkward colloquialisms about vaginas and what they taste like. The thing about vaginas is, barring bacterial infections, they smell like only one thing: vaginas.
Because if anyone has respect for women and a deep knowledge of the female anatomy, it's guys on the internet. So you can imagine how delighted I was when I found this Reddit thread that posed the question, " How would you describe what a vagina tastes like? Listen, oral sex can be a source of insecurity for women.