Dear Em & Lo: What Do Vulvas Taste Like?

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Dear Em & Lo,

I hear if your vagina has no taste to it that means you’re healthy? My friend told me he likes to eat his girlfriend out and it’s because it’s just like water, no taste to it. He said if there is a taste to it something is wrong with the girl? My ex told me my vagina had a taste to it, he said it tasted good…but when arousing myself and masturbating I tasted myself and it taste really tangy. EVEN after showering. Should I watch what I eat more? Or should I douche more often?  Or am I just fine?

— Tang

Dear T,

What do you mean “Should I douche more often”? You shouldn’t be douching at all! That could be your problem right there! Douching throws off the natural chemical balance of your vagina, which can cause inflammation and discharge. So stop that! And cut out the bubble baths and any perfume sprays down there. Then make sure you’re eating healthy, not smoking, exercising, and hydrating. Understand that semen can make things a little funky — which is another great reason to use condoms! If there’s any chance you might have an infection, go to your gyno and bring up your concerns. Check out our detailed post about these steps, as well as Dr. Vanessa’s post on getting the vadge back on track. But please know that, like ice cream, healthy vulvas come in 31 flavors — and they’re not supposed to taste like water, they’re supposed to taste like dark, moist, musky love pops!

Enjoy responsibly,

Em & Lo

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I was wondering if the the flavor could be a fairly accurate reading on one is better able to conceive a boy or a girl. Being as acidity is the better for female and base is better for male, I was just wondering whether the flavor might be indicitive of your chances either way?

Madamoiselle L
Rather interesting, Prof V. The secretions also change during different times in the menstrual cycle, while on hormonal birth control, while using an IUD, while pregnant and other life changes. An other Moratorium. “Down There.” Please. WHERE? Can we use WORDS for our sexual organs. Vulva, pudenda, pussy, vagina (although that doesn’t cover ALL the woman’s outer organs) hell, why not “Lady Junk” 😉 ANYTHING but “down there” and “va-jay-jay.” referring to the genitalia in vague terms (“down there” could be ANYWHERE) or baby words are attempts to erase the meaning of the word or not to think about what… Read more »
Prof V
I have had the opportunity over the years to enjoy the vaginal delicacies of a number of ladies through extended oral/digital stimulation. (I prefer unrushed times of at least 20-50 minutes of undivided attention to her.) I’ve been blessed with both a great sense of smell and taste. With a few techniques I have been able to determine that most women are cpaable of at least three distinctive flavors (and accompanying viscosities). We’re all familiar with the normal arousal juice. Personally, I think this one is the most affected by diet. The second comes from her para-urethral glands. As others… Read more »

Bushman from downunder says;

Out of all secret gardens
visited no two have been the
same…one was a sweet as sugar
while another was like molasses…

unless i was in the wrong garden..lol

be a good guest, smile.


Like pennies and milk.

Madamoiselle L

linda, if that works for you, it’s great. But, many, in fact most women are at risk for vaginal yeast infections as well as bacterial infections if sugary foods, fruit, dairy etc are placed in or near the vagina.

Probably best to eat them, and leave them away from your sex organs, just to be safe.


I am a vegetarian and have been told that by men that its a nicer taste , wheteher thats because I m vegetarian I dont know .
like previous posts have said dont douche etc theres nothing wrong with the smell or taste of a healthy vagina ,
Or how about using food at the same time on each other ? , strawberries ,raspberries , peaches , chocolate paint , icecream , cream ? that can be fun !