THERE is nothing more alluring for some men than seeing a woman simulating oral pleasure with fruits — a promise, they believe, of a provocative experience with her. But when the rubber hits the road and they're engaged in the act itself, complaints about taste can arise, and artistes like Ishawna have responded by selling the benefits of fruits like pineapple, which is said to make the taste more palatable.
Sex therapist Dr Sydney McGill says expectations of a thrilling experience from their partners has had many people chucking down pineapples, kiwis and other fruits daily, as well as including desserts during bedroom time to make their experiences more erotic.
He agrees that some foods can be used to enhance the sexual experience, and outlines these below.
Some fruits are used for practice
While some people watch porn to get their 'A' game on, Dr McGill said that some people rely on fruits alone or use them in tandem with visuals to ensure their sexual satisfaction. “Any fruits that require a sucking motion to eat, such as eating guineps or mangoes, would help to enhance oral pleasure. It would require an intentional effort of sucking hard on the seed and using the tip of the tongue to roll the seed on the roof of the mouth to make the tongue muscles more agile over time,” he said. “On the other hand, women often use bananas or cucumbers for practice.”
Fruits improve the taste of semen and the lady parts
Fruits and vegetables have been shown to lead to a milder vaginal odour; in fact, some people swear by the sweet smells that citrus fruits and pineapples impart to their lady parts. Some studies also suggest that our diets can significantly contribute to taste. In an article in Psychology Today, Michael Castleman, MA, a sex counsellor who has covered sexuality, sex research, and sex therapy for over 40 years, said that women insist that diet has a major impact on the taste of semen. He cited former porn actress Annie Sprinkle, who tasted hundreds of men's semen, as saying vegetarians taste best; eating fruit and drinking fruit juices a few hours before sex improves the taste; and that smoking, alcohol, meats, and asparagus make semen less palatable.
Incorporating it in foreplay
Incorporating foods in foreplay is nothing new. And while most people enjoy oral sex without adding anything, more people are now adding foods from fruits to syrups to ice and whipped cream. “While some of the things are common knowledge, couples are experimenting now with other things that they like. But syrups and whipped cream remain among the most common types shared by couples,” Dr McGill said.
He said ice is often used because it sharpens nerve endings, making sex more pleasurable.
Dr McGill said that once the foods being used don't cause the partner any irritation, then you are free to explore anything. He advises, however, that whatever is going to be used should first be agreed on by both parties, especially considering possible allergic reactions.