We’ve all heard the famous saying “You are what you eat,” and to some degree, that’s true. Research suggests that our diet impacts our bodily scent, but I have always been especially curious about how our diet affects us…down there.
Hi, I’m Tatyannah, and as a sex blogger, I already spend a lot of my time talking about genitals, so I get tons of DMs from people asking me about natural methods they can try to make their vaginal secretions smell sweeter and taste more delicious. Because of the lack of research on the subject, I used to give people suggestions based on common assumptions, but recently I decided that the people who come to me for advice deserve more.
For my investigation, I consumed eight different foods and drinks, executed the smell/taste test within minutes, and then continued the assessment in 30-minute or hour intervals depending on what I ate and how quickly my body reacted.
In the future, I’ll do a part two of this experiment to have someone else be the judge of my smell and taste, but for now, I did it completely on my own.
To start, I tested out some Pineapple chunks, the very fruit that the Kardashian sisters once used for a “vagina smell-off” in an episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
For the next item, a specific line from Ariana Grande’s “34 + 35” gave me inspiration for what to consume next. In the hook near the end of the song, Grande sings, “I been drinking coffee, and I been eating healthy (‘cept this wine though).” Unfortunately I’m not a fan of coffee in the slightest so that was a hard pass, but as someone who enjoys a glass of wine or two every now and then, I figured I’d try that next.
The next day, I just so happened to be drinking Ocean Spray’s Cran-cherry juice, and I figured that I could incorporate that into my experiment because I predicted that it would give me a sweeter smell and taste.
Up next for my experiment, I had a Japanese dinner that consisted of hibachi shrimp with fried rice. Why hibachi of all things? Well, I love Asian cuisine in general, so I usually suggest going to Asian restaurants for dinner dates. On the likely chance that my date is face deep in between my legs after dinner, it doesn’t hurt to be aware of how my body reacts to that food.
Later on that day, I was in the mood for something sweet and had an immediate craving for a large Strawberry Skittles Freeze from Taco Bell. I thought to myself, “Hmm. How cool would that be if this slushie is going to make me taste similar to a strawberry skittle?”
At this point, I wanted to shake things up a bit by adding food to my experiment that I had absolutely no pre-conceived notions on how I assumed I would smell and taste afterward, so pizza was my next cuisine.
Speaking of foods that modify urine, I couldn’t help but wonder how much of an effect asparagus would have on my vaginal scent and taste because of its reputation for making pee smell like burned rubber.
To conclude my test, I wanted to end on a good note after the unsatisfactory pizza and asparagus portion of my experiment. So, I ended up devouring half of a 3-pound bag of Wonderful Halos mandarin oranges because I wanted to find out if they’d give me a fruity smell.
All things considered, my vagina smell and taste experiment definitely cemented the fact that we are what we eat, for the most part. I learned the importance of actively getting more acquainted with my vagina. Up until five years ago, I barely knew what my own vulva looked like because of the taboo implications that come with anything regarding vulvar anatomy. Now I’m getting up close and personal with my vagina, and I can’t wait to explore it more and more!
And for a more visual summary of my taste and smell experiment, here’s a TikTok!