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What Does Cum Taste Like?

by | Sensual Intimacy

Jun 17, 2024

Have you ever wondered what cum tastes like? And if it is something you’d want to swallow. In this article, I will show you just what you need to know. We have curated answers from a lot of our readers, who have been as clear as possible about what they think cum tastes like.

1. Cum tastes like your salty water with a thicker consistency. It is hard to see it as tasting like anything else. 

— Lydia 

Is this true?

Well, maybe. Cum does taste salty. And this is because the seminal fluid itself is salty. If you ever wonder what cum feels like, salty may be a great start. But I assure you that salty isn’t the only thing cum tastes like. But salty is definitely part of it.

2. I think cum tastes like a mix of salt and sugar. That’s the one thing that gets into my mind every time. I may be wrong, but that’s what I would describe it as tasting like. 

— Nicole. 

Is this true?

Also, a big maybe. Cum sure tastes like salt, and there are times when it tastes like sugar. 

Ivy also agrees that there’s some sugar in cum, when she says: “It tasted a little sugary. I don’t know. But there was that sugary aftertaste. I mean, it’s saltiness, giants you first. But after that comes that sugary sensation.”

Ivy may be a little more correct. 

You see, seminal fluid does contain some sugar. This sugar is what bathes the sperm, allowing them the energy to swim up the vagina. Without this sugar, sperm may be too weak to make the journey up the vagina of a woman. 

It’s beginning to sound like biology class here. So of course, let us move on to the next person.

Read: How to Swallow Cum | Everything About Swallowing Semen

3. Think of sweat dripping into your mouth. Only this time, you have sweat that is a little sweet and leaves that aftertaste in your mouth that goes away after you have a brush. 

— Sam

Is this true?

I think so. At least two other editors think so, too. Even though sweat can be the wrong material to compare cum to. I mean, cum, unlike sweat, can be very clean and healthy to swallow. 

But yes, like sweat, cum does have a salty taste. It also has a scent that is very subtle. 

One of our readers describes this scent as a yam tuber kind of scent. I think this is true. If you have sliced a yam tuber before, especially a regular white yam tuber, cum scents a little like that. 

4. Like Breastmilk, Just without the sourness.

— Bebe 

Is this true?

I won’t lie. This one made me laugh. I haven’t seen such a comparison in a long time. But then again, cum and breast milk may taste the same way because both contain some salt and sugar. But I’ll say it is a little farfetched, as breast milk contains a lot of sugar. 

I don’t think cum contains that much sugar, really. 

Two editors agree with me. They admit that cum doesn’t contain sugar even minutely as close to breastmilk. And even if it does, you can’t taste the sugar in cum that distinctly. 

5. A little bitter. With some sweetness. It is hard to describe, really. 

— Som’

Is this true?

To be honest, it might be. The taste of cum seems to vary from person to person and may be a pointer to how healthy a person is. 

To some women, and I was surprised to know the number, cum may be bitter. 

The bitterness of cum is a good thing for women who want an excuse to stay away from swallowing, haha. 

Read: 10 tips for women to be good in bed

6. Like cream with some honey in it. Some honey and some salt. 

— Pearl 

Is this true?

This may be about the truest yet. Cum doesn’t only look creamy. It tends to have that creamy consistency too. 

It can stick to the insides of a person’s lips, leaving a consistency. 

Nubia also agrees with Pearl that cum tastes creamy. In her words, “I will say it is creamy, really. It is. I don’t know how else to put it. But that salty flavor is one I really love.”

7. It tastes like his food. One time my boyfriend drank a lot of orange juice, and I promise you, his cum tasted just like orange juice. 

— Linda

Is this true?

It might be. I don’t know this from my personal experience. But a lot of women say that it is closer to the truth than a lot of the other options. 

This presents the possibility that a man’s diet can come a long way to influence his sexual health. This means men must be careful to eat what is healthy. For the sake of their balls. 

Read: Why Girls Who Swallow Cum are the Best Girlfriends Ever

8. It tastes like saliva. It is bland. Like kissing someone or something and having all their spit inside you. 

— Yeri. 

Is this true?

Yeri’s answer, though comical, seems to resonate with a lot of other women. They admit that cum is bland. 

And cum might be, really. The blandness of cum really does depend on what the guy is eating and what the woman ate. 

Yeri also admits that the taste cum has in your mouth can also depend on what you’ve eaten. 

“If you have just brushed your teeth,” She says, “You may as well forget about the taste of cum. It will taste like your toothbrush.”

9. Cum does have a metallic taste. Like cheese that has been out in the air too long.

— Remi

Is this true?

It might be. Most body fluids tend to have a metallic taste because of the electrolytes in them. Electrolytes are often metals, like sodium and the rest of them. So it is possible to experience a metallic taste when you have a mouthful of cum. 


Do you want to swallow some cum? Then don’t think about it too much. Just go ahead and swallow. 

By Ubong

Ubong Johnson is a medic, writer, and editor whose writings explore the complexities of human interactions. He has been published on The Healing Muse, a journal by Upstate Medical University, Blood and Thunder, a journal from Oklahoma University Medical College, and other journals of humanities. Ubong lives in Lagos and is currently undergoing training as a behavioral psychologist.

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