My boyfriend told me that when he performs oral sex on me, that I taste really sour "down there". Is that normal? I don't have any infections (checked out at the doc), and I wash every day, is this a natural thing, I always thought it was supposed to taste a little better...
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As long as you don't have any infections, then yep, that's pretty normal. Women have a flavor and a scent (quite commonly it will change during various parts of your cycle too), that's just sorta part of the territory. If your boyfriend has a problem with it, then I highly suggest using a dental dam during oral sex. That way you're protected, and he doesn't have to worry about any sort of taste that he might not prefer (keep in mind though that just because he doesn't like the taste does NOT mean that you "taste bad"). You can even throw a little mango (or whatever flavor you may prefer) lube on the outside of the dam, and there ya go...flavor galore!
the "sour" taste, (I prefer to think of it as tangy) is because your vagina in it's normal healthy balance has a slightly acid ph, which tastes sour, like vinegar. the tangy taste indicates that the normal flora are in proper balance. An inexperinced young man may have taken the poetic language of fiction literaly and be expecting a "sweet" taste, but like so many things, that's not real.
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