Spit Or Swallow: Do Guys Actually Care About It?

Flickr / Helga Weber
Flickr / Helga Weber

Many women have faced the dilemma of not knowing what to “do” with a mouthful of goo. And to be fair, there is no one “right” answer.

I will, however, try to elaborate a bit on the subject and explore why this issue regularly rears its ugly head (no pun intended) in male/female relationships.

First it must be said that while oral sex is quite common a practice in society today, there are still people, both women and men, who adhere to a diet that does not include the “fruit of our loins.” In fact, it appears that women in general fall into four categories:

1. Those who don’t engage in oral sex

2. Those who do, but remove “Mr. Happy” before he reaches the pinnacle of his enthusiasm

3. Those who “go the distance,” but expel their partner’s deposit before it can accrue any interest

4. Those who ingest their special someone’s love liquid.

Which category a woman falls into can often change from time to time and partner to partner. And frankly, if you fall into any of the latter three categories, you’ll probably never hear us complain, because we’re just pleased as punch to be getting a little “face time.”

But now to the question: Does your swallowing our DNA really matter to us … and why?

Quite frankly, for most men, I believe it is more a matter of attitude and less of consumption. If you “get rid of” our semen shooter by sexily dribbling it onto our body (or even better, your own) and then rubbing the sticky sap over any conveniently exposed flesh, most guys will be in heaven, and all thoughts of swallowing will be quickly forgotten.

If, on the other hand, you convulsively spit out our stuff as if it were dry cleaning fluid, we’re likely to be a little put off.

And while some guys may look at your swallowing their sperm as an unconditional acceptance of them, most men simply don’t want to feel like you’re completely grossed-out by their emission. We want to believe that you’re fond of our ejaculate, because we consider it a close, personal friend, and we like our friends to get along.

The bottom line is: We appreciate it when you swallow because we believe it shows you like us, sperm and all, and your willingness to engage in this behavior demonstrates a sexual inhibition that we find enormously appealing.

The most important thing to remember on this subject, however, is that men realize that you may not share our enthusiasm for our semen, and once it leaves our body and enters any part of yours, our jurisdiction ceases, and your rule-of-law applies.

So, while we might like you to accommodate our desire to savor our seed, it is hardly a deal-breaker.

We understand that the final destination of our sperm is often beyond our control. We’re just ecstatic that it occasionally has a chance to be out and about. And that’s a truth that I hope you’ll have no trouble swallowing. Thought Catalog Logo Mark


David is a YourTango Expert and Relationship Coach from Porter Ranch, CA. He’s the author of the controversial book, Every Man Sees You Naked: An Insider’s Guide to How Men Think, David M. Matthews is an Emmy-winning TV Writer/Producer who’s worked on some of television’s favorite shows.

Keep up with David on yourtango.com

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