You’ve probably heard the oral sex jokes before about girls getting their “protein” or “vitamin blasts.” To every joke, there is usually a bit of truth. So, does semen really contain nutrients?
Interestingly, the nutritious content of your semen depends on how healthy you are. This isn’t too much of a surprise because healthy men who eat balanced diets and exercise are proven to have higher semen volume than less-healthy men. That is why you can increase your semen volume by healthy lifestyle changes and taking supplements, such as the notorious Performer5 ejaculation enhancer. If you boost your own health, then you could also increase the nutrition content of your semen!
There are many nutrients in semen including Vitamin C, citric acid, creatine, lactic acid, calcium, Vitamin B12, zinc, potassium, magnesium, nitrogen, and phosphorous. However, we wouldn’t recommend swallowing a shot of semen over your daily vitamin pill – regardless of how nutritious you think your healthy semen may be. As far as semen living up to the “protein shot” joke, there is actually a decent amount of protein in an average ejaculation: about the same as found in the whites of a large egg. As far as calorie count goes, the average ejaculation has 5-25 calories.
Nutrients for Changing Semen Taste
There are a lot of myths about how to get “tasty” semen. The problem with all these myths is that they are really difficult to confirm. First of all, everyone has a different sense of taste. One woman may think that your semen tastes great whereas another woman may find it repulsive. As to date (as far as we are aware of), there has never been a scientific study on how diet affects semen taste. Just imagine trying to find volunteers for that scientific study!
There are some general beliefs on how food affects semen taste though. If you eat citrus fruits like kiwis or pineapples, your semen will get a light taste. Interestingly, celery will also lighten the taste of semen. For a butter-like, thick-tasting semen, alkaline foods such as meats and fish will do the job. Foods with a lot of acids (like many fruits) and many types of liqueur will give your semen a sweet taste. Overwhelmingly women report that their partners’ semen tastes worse after eating daily. This is probably because of all the bacteria which are in dairy products. Also, beer and coffee can give semen an unpleasant bitter taste.