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Right to the point: What makes cum taste sweet or ….smokey? How does the food we eat affect the taste? What can I
eat to make me taste better for my boyfriend?

Hi jizz feeder,

As you can probably tell, cum doesn’t taste great. Much of the talk about food improving the taste of cum is just talk. There is no hard science or backed evidence in this area — just sensible conjecture based on what we know about the body.

We do know that certain foods affect the smell of sweat, saliva, and other bodily fluids like breast milk, so it stands to reason that some foods might affect the taste of cum as well. But again, none of the information that follows is proven with lab-tested, peer-reviewed science (that’s a funny idea) and was found on the internet, as I don’t have in-house medical experts at the ready to consult.

The web says these foods make your cum taste worse:

  • garlic
  • onions
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • leafy greens
  • asparagus
  • meat and dairy products

The web says these foods can improve the taste:

  • celery
  • parsley
  • wheatgrass
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • pineapple
  • papaya
  • oranges
  • kiwi
  • blueberries
  • cranberries

You’ve probably been told — as I have been — about pineapple and how it allegedly makes cum taste sweet. This smells like a sex myth to me, but I actually found an article that lends it some veracity.

It’s worth saying that the above foods probably don’t make your cum taste “better” — they may just affect semen’s natural alkalinity levels and help it taste “not as bad.” Someone is not going to taste the flavor of papaya in your jizz.

Dr. Nelson Bennett, MD — a urologist at Northwestern Memorial — says that “anything that we ingest, whether it be food, drink, tobacco, etc., has the propensity to affect the taste and smell of our bodily fluids and secretions.” It all comes down to pH levels: sperm is alkaline, meaning it typically has a pH higher than 7 and therefore is naturally bitter. “Pineapple may work because sugary liquid or food may skew the fructose and glucose content or the pH of the semen just enough to be perceptible.”

Hey says that other spices and herbs can possibly improve the taste as well. “Cinnamon, wheatgrass, peppermint, spearmint, and parsley all sweeten the taste of your semen,” says Bennett.

“Coffee (caffeine), tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana can make the semen bitter-tasting, and the by-products of these substances are excreted in bodily secretions like sweat, urine, and semen,” says Bennett, adding that “those of us who eat asparagus have experienced unsavory smelling urine a few hours later.” He says the same applies to your semen.

I frankly don’t know if I believe all of Dr. Bennett’s claims, and I think many doctors would call bullshit. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t include his comments here in the chance that these words actually end up doing good things for you (or for your boyfriend).

But even if these foods do work, the effects aren’t instantaneous.

“Changes in semen taste as a result of ingesting certain foods and liquids take several days to weeks to manifest,” says Dr. Bennett. “The prostatic fluid that makes up a large portion of semen volume is made several days before ejaculation, so drinking a quart of pineapple juice today will not sweeten the semen tonight.”

Hygiene and general health are the real key when it comes to semen taste, and this at least appears to be widely verified across the internet and doesn’t take a genius — or a doctor — to deduce. If you don’t practice good hygiene — if you do tons of booze, don’t drink enough water, and don’t clean your junk thoroughly in the shower — the experience of sucking you off and swallowing your kids will not be pleasant, regardless of what you eat or drink.

Love, Beastly

I am a gay man and I have a spit fetish, or more specifically, a spit-smelling fetish. I have had this fetish since I was nine years old when I was at the park one day at that age when I saw this guy about 16 or 17 or maybe 18 years of age spitting on the ground in front of the bleachers. Being the curious kid I was, I went to where he spat and put my two fingers on his spit and smeared it on my arm and took a whiff of it and that started my love for spit instead of my disgust for it like society would have us respond to it that way.

So now I enjoy the smelling and tasting of spit from guys that I find attractive or sexy. So, for me it is not the BSDM aspect like humiliation or domination that gets me sexually excited, it is more being spat on the face and/or body to get aroused by the odor that it wreaks. I have been meaning to ask you a few questions regarding spit fetish. I have been searching for the “philia” term or version for the spit fetish, but to no avail. I am guessing it might be salivophilia/salivaphilia. However, when I search for such a term, nothing comes up for it, but there seems to be a “philia” or an “ism”” term for other body fluids except for spit.

So I’m wondering since you are what I consider one of the people who is knowledgeable about sexual fetishes and taboos, what would be a technical term for the arousal of getting spit on, tasting spit, or smelling spit from someone who is attractive?

Have you been spat(spit) on and do you like getting spit on? Have you engaged in spit play? If yes, have the spit of the guys you have been with been smelly or stinky? Do you know of any gay porn stars who have a spit fetish? Why is there minimal research or information on spit fetishes?

Maybe you could write a detailed article on The Advocate on spit fetishes and all their various forms and reasons. By the way, I somewhat have a bad breath fetish which I think indicates stinky spit to me (which could be the reason why I have an interest in this fetish as well) when I smell a hot guy’s breath triggering my arousal on occasion if I am in the mood. I am curious to know the “philia” term for that as well. Would it be halitophilia or something else?

I think that both the spit fetish and the bad breath fetish are somewhat closely tied to one another when it comes to smell. I could be wrong on this and you are clearly an authority on this. You can feel to let me know if that is the case or not. Let me know what you think of all this. I hope that your response is informative as well as very erotic and explicit. I would not mind being aroused as I have with some of your other articles on this blog. Also, share some or all stories and/or experiences related to this. Maybe people who have the same fetish as me and who follow this blog can come out of the shadows.

I hope to hear from you.

Hi spit pig,

I’ll likely disappoint you. I do not share your fetish, so I have no stories, no experience, and no authority in this. I know of no porn stars with this fetish. There is minimal info on this because there is minimal info on most niche fetishes. No one is a hard authority on paraphilias because this is still an emerging science — many of these “scientific” names for fetishes are new, and much of the “science” on them is suspect. Most sex study has been colored by social mores, and most science on sex has been conducted by white, able-bodied, neurotypical men. We are still in uncharted territory with fetishes. I’m not the authority on your twisted turn-ons — you are.

I did some research and also found that there is no scientific name for a spit fetish, at least not one I can find. But I did find a fascinating blog post, a weird deep dive into the history of such a fetish:

The online Urantia Book claims that (historically) saliva was a potent fetish. Apparently, ‘devils could be driven out by spitting on a person’ and ‘for an elder or superior to spit on one was the highest compliment’. Furthermore, it could perhaps be argued that saliva plays a (direct or indirect) role in a lot sexual behaviour that raises the question of how “deviant” saliva fetishes actually are. However, in the case of Simmonds, the use of saliva from prepubescent girls suggests that the behaviour was a paedophilic precursor. There are also cultural variations that need to be taken into account. Few Westerners would disagree that kissing can be erotic and enjoyable. However, other cultures view kissing as simply the human exchange of saliva. For instance, the Amazonian Mehinaku tribe view kissing as disgusting and a sexual abnormality.

The most interesting part of that paragraph is that spit practices are detailed in some manner in the Urantia Book, which is a weird little subject of esoteric interest for those of us who enjoy the occult. The Urantia Book (sometimes called The Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a mystical text that allegedly originated in Chicago between 1924 and 1955, and its authorship remains unknown.

None of that is really relevant to your question. I get that you were hoping for a different answer, one that turned you on. Sorry to disappoint.

Love, Beastly

Hi Alex, my name is Stephen. I hope you are fine. My question is, my girlfriend has a creamy pussy and always insists I lick it. I fear it because I feel it’s so dirty. When I penetrate in it, I come out when it’s with thick milky. I even get scared to look at it. Kindly advise. Am an African but my girlfriend is from Europe. Thanks

Hi Stephen,

Your girlfriend’s pussy sounds normal, though as with all body/medical questions, I defer to doctors — and if this is something that really bugs you, you should talk to her kindly but directly about it, as only she can talk to her doctor about it if she chooses to do so.

Vaginal discharge varies from person to person and usually changes during the menstrual cycle. In almost all cases, discharge is a sign that everything is working well and the vagina is healthy — nothing dirty about it at all.

In the menstrual cycle, the discharge may start out thinner in the days leading up to ovulation, or when an egg is released. During ovulation, the discharge may become very thick, even mucus-like.

In such an instance, the creamy discharge is a sign that your girlfriend is ovulating, and some people with vaginas see this as a natural indication of fertility. If she wanted to get pregnant, seeing a thick white discharge could indicate to her that it was an opportune time to do so.

As long as the discharge has no bad odor and your girlfriend is not experiencing any other symptoms like pain, itching, or bleeding, some vaginal discharge is normal and healthy (in fact, most humans with vaginas produce about a teaspoon of vaginal discharge every day). If the color of the discharge develops a white-gray shade or a strong odor, it may be a sign of infection.

If the discharge is thick, white, clumpy, or clotted, it may be a sign of a yeast infection. If you have concerns about this, talk to your girlfriend, who can then talk to her doctor.

Love, Beastly

Hi …
Just found your site and appreciate it a lot. You may not be “allowed” to do this but – I’m a DL bi guy and having trouble sorting which “rent” guys are into scat / dirty play … I guess I just wondered if you had any idea since you know everything ha!
No worries if not…. thanks again. I’ll subscribe and donate soon, just on the go now without the card to input!

Hi friend,

I’m allowed to do whatever I want, including talking about the sex trade. I don’t know everything, but as a verified Elite Companion (the coded way we say “hooker”) I know a bit about the process of finding guys to hire, at least from the “for hire” side. I also know a bit about scat.

Most of my readership is U.S.-based so I’ll assume you are too. Therefore, I imagine you’re using one of two websites to find pros, RentMen and RentMasseur. I’m not very familiar with RentMassuer, as I’ve never sought clients on the site, but I understand it’s more or less the same deal as RentMen, which I am familiar with. You’ll need to search for guys on these sites who label themselves as “kinky” or into fetishes. On RentMen, at least, escorts can simply click on the things they are open to doing with clients (fetish, massage, video work, muscle worship, and so on) and the ones they click on will be displayed on their profiles. But as someone looking to buy, I would also read profile descriptions and search profile tags — I’d type in “fetish” into the search bar and go, and filter the results to only show guys in your area (o in whatever area you are traveling to).

Once you find a guy who claims to be fetish-friendly and who you are interested in, the only thing to do next is to message him via his preferred way of communicating and tell him explicitly what you’re looking to do. Most online sex work platforms — including both ones listed here — afford you anonymity as the buyer, as they should, so no need to worry about having your identity revealed. I get questions all the time about scat from guys whose faces I will never see (unless we end up meeting in person).

Scat, as you’re doubtlessly aware, is often a hardline no-go area for guys, including many self-described kinky guys. Many people are just not okay with shit. It’s the most tabooed area of fetish, even among kinksters, though this is changing and I think this is less true in certain parts of the world (in Germany and Europe in general, I’d say guys are more shit-friendly than we are here in the U.S.). So talking about playing with poop is going to incur some strong responses, even revulsion, and you have to be okay with that. If someone says no or responds with disgust, gently move on. Every now and then you’ll get a winner, someone piggy and down for a dirty session. And that’ll likely happen sooner than you think: most seasoned gay sex workers have been asked if they will take a dump in someone’s mouth. Those of us who’ve been doing this long enough have done it all. It’s weird, but it’s work. Whatever.

And shit is hardly that weird — not in a business where some guys pay to have their wrists broken and faces bloodied, and other extreme stuff like that, stuff that mostly crosses a boundary for me but not always for others. There’s no universal label or profile tag for being scat-friendly — you can’t know by scanning a provider’s profile. You actually have to talk to them.

Love, Beastly


  1. This post was a difficult read. But as always I applaud your business-as-usual to any topic of curiousity. I try very hard to not be judgy, but revulsion is a thing.

    *Insert joke about no recollection of eating any corn*


  2. md/psych here, I’d propose “sialophilia” for spit fetish, following typical medical naming conventions, and use of sialo- as the root for anything related to saliva. Being a participant, I’ve kept hope that one of my several editorial letters would be picked up and make his a legitimate word :/


    1. Hey Jay

      Same here. I’ve been looking for the technical term for spit fetish and one for saliva fetish as well. What was given to me by a few experts in the sexual and fetish field is the term salirophilia that you proposed, but that term deals more with sweat than spit. It is frustrating that spit or saliva does not have a term yet. Hopefully one day soon.

      Do you have a spit fetish or saliva fetish?


    2. Hey Jay,

      I just realized that the term sialophilia that you proposed for spit fetish and/or saliva fetish is correct. I confused your term with the another term salirophilia which is fetish for sweat since they look quite similar in spelling. Like you, I am rooting for your proposed term to gain a lot of traction until it becomes mainstreamed so as to be an official word because I believe that spit is the only bodily fluid that does not have a clinical term in a sexual context yet. Also, I saw that your post on spialophilia on Urban Dictionary.

      By the way, how I get to read your editorial letters on this subject?


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