Despite its reputation, cum is actually quite healthy. It contains a host of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and may even combat anxiety, depression, and inflammation! In fact, there’s so much to love about it that even men who “don’t like” it might want to reconsider — it can be good for their health.
Basically, cum is the liquid released from a guy’s penis when he reaches an orgasm. The fluid, also called semen, consists of sperm, fructose (a sugar), proteins, enzymes, citric acid phosphatus, and potassium. The fluid is usually sterile, but sometimes can be infected with bacteria or other microorganisms. In some cases, the fluid is also mixed with vaginal secretions from a partner.
Some people find that swallowing semen makes them gag, and it can be a little difficult to overcome this reflex. This is why it’s important to talk to your man about his diet if this happens, and to try different strategies for oral sex such as using flavored condoms or spitting instead of swallowing. Another way to help you get used to the taste and sensation of swallowing sperm is to give your partner a fellatio first thing in the morning, when the gag reflex tends to be less active.
As for the taste of cum, it can vary quite a lot, depending on the diet and health of your partner and his vaginal secretions, which can have an effect on its acidity and flavor. Generally speaking, cum has a combination of sweet, salty, and bitter flavors, and ranges from creamy to liquid in consistency.