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The Scent of a Man: Is it hot…or not?

I was wondering about the scent of men, in particular their semen. Could you tell just by sniffing the air that someone had come, or would you need one of those special detection kits they use in police forensics? In my experience, it does smell, and I’ve always thought the scent was usually influenced by diet. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?Does the scent of a man turn you on, or off? Helen

The best smell in the world is that man that you love. —Jennifer Aniston


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    From Emma
    I believe scent is the ultimate turn on – IF the man is compatible with you. My Ex STANK and often his spunk did not taste very good. My current BF, smells amazing tom me no matter what he has been doing – gym, backpacking, camping, working in the yard. He tastes fantastic as well. I think everyone has a scent all their own, after all we are still animals…

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    From Tickled Pink
    My personal opinion is this. We are what we eat. I find the same is true of both sexes. I was told once by a very close friend that taking garlic pills would ward off mosquitoes and guess what? She was right. I went all summer without being bothered by the little bastards. However, my partner shied away from putting his mouth near my pussy. I asked him why one night and he confessed. “Because you smell and taste like garlic! Even kissing you tastes like garlic!” Well, that stopped then and there, I’d rather take my chances with the mosquitoes and enjoy good sex.

    He learned one day he loves asparagus, however I didn’t need to be asked I simply told him one day. “You’re cum tastes bitter and leaves a nasty taste in my mouth all damn day that even toothpaste cannot help. Cut down on the damn asparagus would ya? PLEASE?” It was so cute to see him blush.

    So more on the scent of a man. I personally like it, so long as there is a mental commitment involved. If I love him, if I know he’s into me, I will drown myself in his dirty T-shirts, and even take a wiff or two of the “front side” of his briefs. The only thing I do not like is when he hasn’t washed his ass. Guy’s you have more hair in between those cheeks than we do, so if you like us girls tongue bathing your balls get in the crack with the wash rag will ya? In fact knowing you have taken the extra effort makes us feel good. It let’s us know you appreciate us enough to give a shit. (pun intended)

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    From Jane
    As a mom with teenage boys, I can promise you that dried semen does have a scent! I discovered this soon after all my expensive moisturizer kept disappearing. Two pieces of advice: boys need to dispose of the evidence so this is a good way to get them to take care of their own laundry. Secondly, take them shopping with you at the pharmacy and comment how they should get some inexpensive hand cream in case their skin gets dry. They’ll stop fliching your expensive bottles.

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    From Cathy
    I think man has his own scent but there are some things in common. I believe it does have a bleach scent, not real strong. I prefer when he’s eaten sweets, it makes his cum sweeter, and I just love my sweets. But I have found that the smell for me at the end is somewhat that of the ocean. I can’t even explain how it is.I have on a few occasions throughout my life have had a couple men that it smelled very unpleasant. I never saw them after that. To me it is like a man saying that a woman smelled really bad. Nothing is bad without a reason.

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    From Nadine
    I was 21 when I first experienced male ejaculate, and I’ve had about 8 or 9 sexual partners in my entire life. I’ve found that semen definitely DOES smell, and I liken it to bleach. I’ve never gotten used to it to the point that I revel in it, but I find it more tolerable than I used to.When I watch a video wherein a woman squeals in excitement at getting a facial, or where she accepts it in her mouth, I always wonder how much they’re getting paid. I assume it must be a LOT of money, because I personally don’t like the taste OR the smell of it. I will admit, however, that if someone offered me about $1500 or more to film an oral sex scene, I’d give an Academy Award-winning performance!

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    From Volponia
    My ex’s semen smelled and tasted faintly of bleach. Or, considering how seldom he used that sucker, maybe it was formaldehyde…

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    From Meranda
    In my experience, most healthy men don’t have much of an odor to the semen itself, although there is a residual odor of sex that is kind of the spent pheromone of the chemical mix of he and she. That being said, I’ve always had a thing for older men, and most of my partners have been considerably older. I’ve found that as a man ages, he does develop a scent to his semen, I think it may have something to do with medications or vitamins, or maybe even lack of chromium, which is a natural deficit as a man ages.

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    From Cervo
    Semen has a salty smell to it that is subtle but quite distinctive. That is possibly because there is a background scent that some say is like crispy fried onions, or musk (on an ox which has had several baths). I believe the scent when allowed to accumulate during a day of active recreational sex tends to be more on the order of the lemony scent of Hollandaise with just a hint of roast garlic.

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    From Fabienne
    Several years ago, I had a particularly nasty sore throat. The Dr. suggested I gargle with warm water with a tablespoon of peroxide in it. I no sooner had the mixture to my lips when I was overcome with a feeling of Deja Vu. It may sound strange but when it came time to spit it out, I felt like I was somehow disappointing a lover. That’s just my take on semen.

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    From Laila
    My girl friends and I have often talk about the scent of guy’s cum. There was several ideas but all of a sudden we all came to a result — it is a scent of mixed mushroom and the Camembert cheese. But the main thing is that the guy isn’t afraid of soap and fresh water. What can be nicer than soaping each other up and after: Go for it! That’s my opinion, and a lot of women’s too.

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    From Anonymous
    My guy rubs limes on his forearms after work to get rid of cement splatters. He’s done this daily for years and for the life of me, the scent of lime and construction sweat is the biggest turn on. Even after he’s showered, he carries this scent like he was born on a sunny day in a lime orchard. Some days I give his body a scrub with limes and brown sugar because it’s a scent (and taste) that I associate with him. His gym sweat on the other hand does nothing for me but make me wish he would shower before coming home. I don’t know, they shouldn’t smell differently and maybe it’s only in my mind.

    Still, when he is aroused, he smells healthy and earthy like dirt, sweat, sunshine, cold water. There is this smell he has, past the sweetish sour scent of his cum. I can’t describe it but man, it makes me hungry for him and willing to take every taste of him I can get. It’s like the scent comes from that spot under his cock where his balls meet it. Damn! I’ve got to call him.

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    From Kendra, 33
    I agree with the people who liken it to a bleachy smell. I find it offensive—which isn’t to say that the man is doing something intentionally to insult anyone, however.

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    From Jim
    Absolutely. Semen has a distinct odor which varies somewhat from man to man, and from when first ejaculated to after a bit. I can smell my own easily, can’t say what it smells like … sex, I would say. It’s not a disagreeable scent, although sometimes it is. And has a stale odor when dried. My partner’s semen smells different from mine. But yes indeed semen has a scent. And yes, it changes considerable after certain foods, illness, or even times of the month.

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    From Sedona
    I think as far as women are concerned, most contact with semen either comes from tasting it or wiping it off! First off, I have above average olfactory sense. I can smell sickness, booze, and emotional turmoil in everyone in my family. In my husband I can smell it when he is sexually aroused before the Groucho Marx eyebrows and the come hither stares. I’m the local bloodhound of the family – it kicked up when I was preggers and never went away. Part of our afterglow is me smelling his chest hair. I just can’t get enough of it.

    Anywhoodle, fresh semen does have a faint odor but it’s not very strong. It’s almost like that kind of aftertaste of a smooth wine, just the barest hint. In my husband, it’s just the smell of him – a little earthy, a little musky. Yes, it does change a bit, but since hubby eats pretty much the same thing all the time, I’d hypothesize that as women have a hormonal cycle, so do men. How to describe the change in smell is difficult, because the taste is much easier to quantify – he is tangy(er) at times. However, when the stuff dries it smells STRONG – Oil Essence of Viking type strong.


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