When it comes to giving a partner a blowjob, you probably have your own preference about what you do when they ejaculate. For some, the idea of swallowing semen may be a complete turn-off, for others, they may enjoy the sensation of swallowing.
But what actually happens when you swallow semen? If you’re a swallowing newbie and you want to give swallowing ejaculate a go, we have the information you might need to get you started.
What does spit or swallow mean?
Let’s start with the basics, what do people mean when they say, ‘spit or swallow’? We’ve eluded to this already, however, it’s likely that they are referring to what you do with your partner’s semen once they orgasm during oral sex.
For some, the idea of swallowing semen is a big no go, and they may prefer spitting into a tissue or the toilet. Some may not even entertain the idea of having ejaculate in their mouth and may want to finish the blowjob by stimulating their partner with their hands as they orgasm.
For others, swallowing may come naturally to them, they may enjoy the experience and the intimacy it provides with their partner.
Is it better to spit or swallow?
Again, this really comes down to preference, and this applies to both you and your partner. If you really don’t like the idea of having semen in your mouth, then you are likely going to want to avoid having your partner orgasm in your mouth at all.
For some, it’s a real turn-on swallowing their partner’s semen and so it may be the perfect way to conclude things.
It’s always worth discussing it with your partner what their preference is too. If they love the idea of having you swallow their semen after an amazing blowjob then it could be a great way to build intimacy and improve the experience for them.
Is it safe to swallow semen?
As with all things sex-related, sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) should always be a consideration. If your partner has an STI you are unaware of, by giving them oral sex and swallowing their semen, you increase your chances of catching that STI.
For this reason, it’s always preferable to get a full sexual health screening before becoming sexually active with a new partner (they should get one too). If in doubt, you should always wear a condom to protect yourself and your partner.
Most importantly if you are both STI free, swallowing semen is safe. Semen is largely comprised of sperm and other natural compounds, which are largely harmless upon ingestion. In very rare circumstances, some people might discover that they’re allergic to semen. This is also known as human seminal plasma hypersensitivity (HSP).
Can you get pregnant from swallowing sperm?
No, you can’t get pregnant from giving oral or swallowing semen. When you swallow semen, your partner’s ejaculate is entering your digestive system, which is a world away from your reproductive organs.
You do still need to be careful with semen, however, as there is a small chance of getting pregnant if you move the sperm from your mouth to your vaginal area. To ensure this isn’t a worry, simply avoid handling the semen and then touching yourself. You may even want to wash your hands after giving them some amazing oral.
How to swallow semen
There is no trick when it comes to swallowing ejaculate, you simply swallow your partner’s semen as you would anything else. There are however a few tips to make things go a lot more smoothly. If you find your partner comes a lot when they orgasm, you may want to swallow their semen in stages.
You may find that they ejaculate quite hard, if this happens when their penile head is at the back of your throat, you may find that the sensation of the semen hitting the back of your throat causes a gag reflex. A great way to get around this is to have them let you know when they are going to come. This should give you time to position the penis to the side of your mouth.
For some, there is nothing better than the sensation of swallowing a partner’s semen, but it may be the taste of their semen that is a little off-putting. If this is the case, flavoured lube can really help.
Get you partner to let you know when they are about to come and apply a decent amount of our Cheeky Cheery lube to the penile tip, this way you can enjoy the intimate act with the satisfying taste of cherries to help things along.