Dear Yvonne, My husband & I have been married for 29 years and are just now opening up sexually, REALLY opening up. He gets back from Afghanistan in 45 days, and after 6 months gone, I can't wait. He loves getting oral sex and I love giving it to him, but I wanted to know if there are any foods he can eat that will change the taste of his semen. - Noreen
Dear Noreen, To improve the taste of his semen, eat acidic foods, like fruits, for a sweeter taste. So citrus (especially lemon), cranberry and pineapple, as well as juices made from such, are often recommended. Cardamom, cinnamon, and peppermint are also said to make him tastier. Certain vegetables can work to his benefit in the taste department, for example, celery and parsley, but broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and beets will NOT work.
Foods that can further affect his taste for the worse are red meat and fish, since these are alkaline-based. Garlic, onion, chemically processed liquor, drugs and nicotine tend to affect his taste for the worse. The high bacterial content of dairy products also has a negative effect on his semen's taste. Lastly, your husband should be mindful of consuming strong tasting foods and spices, which end up getting secreted by his body, changing his flavor and overall odor.
Dr. Yvonne KristAn Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist and founder of Sexuality Source Inc.
Sexuality Source Inc.She is the author of several books including, "Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots."