You are what you eat! Comparing/contrasting how the sexes taste for champagnechaser...  

rm_cant_be_true 38M
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3/15/2006 9:17 am

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You are what you eat! Comparing/contrasting how the sexes taste for champagnechaser...

My research thus far has lead me to believe that there are differences between every person's tongue, but that these differences are not sex related. So both woman and men have similar equipment to work with when tasting.

The human tongue has about 10,000 taste buds. The majority of taste buds on the tongue sit on raised protrusions of the tongue surface called papillae. There are four types of papillae present in the human tongue:

Fungiform papillae - as the name suggests, these are slightly mushroom shaped if looked at in section. These are present mostly at the apex (tip) of the tongue.

Filiform papillae - these are thin, longer papillae that don't contain taste buds but are the most numerous. These papillae are mechanical and not involved in gustation.

Foliate papillae - these are ridges and grooves towards the posterior part of the tongue.

Vallate papillae - there are only about 3-14 of these papillae on most people, and they are present at the back of the oral part of the tongue. They are arranged in a V-shaped row just in front of the sulcus terminalis of the tongue.

It is known that there are five taste sensations:
Sweet, Bitter, and Umami, which work with a signal through a G-protein coupled receptor. Salty and Sour, which work with ion channels.

Contrary to popular understanding, taste is not experienced on different parts of the tongue. The "tongue map myth" was based on a mistranslation of a German paper that was written in 1901 by a Harvard psychologist. Though there are small differences in sensation, which can be measured with highly specific instruments, all taste buds can respond to all types of taste. So the reason why semen may not taste sweet is not because the taste-buds for sweetness are on the tip of your tongue and not the back of your throat.

Sweet, acidic substances supposedly show up as a sweetish taste in semen, but it's what you haven't eaten, drunk, or otherwise consumed that makes the biggest difference.

The perfect recipe goes something like this: plenty of water, little dairy, no caffeine (or cocaine, or similar, bitter alkaloids), no smoking. Another huge factor in semen taste is alcohol consumption and smoking. If you smoke, your semen taste may reflect that.

In general, nutritionists say that alkaline-based foods such as meats and fish produce a bitter, fish taste.

Dairy products, which contain a high bacterial putrefaction level create the foulest tasting fluids by far.

Acidic fruits, such as sweets, and fruits give bodily fluids a pleasant, sugary flavor.

Chemically processed liquors will cause an extremely acidic taste, however, so if you're going to drink alcohol, drink high-quality, naturally fermented beers (Rolling Rock or Kirin) or sake. Alcohol especially can make your semen extremely bitter. You may want to try cutting out the hard liquor for a week or two and see if that helps.

These principles apply to both men and woman. So it seems as if the taste of woman and men are fairly similar. The main difference though is that I have no desire at all to taste a man, not even myself.

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/15/2006 9:19 am

champagnechaser: It's easily two pages if I double space it, and I did hand in my assignment early. That should more then make up for the fact that I plagerized almost every word and did not give a properly annoted bibliography.

NSAAddict 42F

3/15/2006 11:49 am

So you didn't taste yourself then?? Nice paper but I was hoping for some more subjective information lol

rm_crtyboy4 69M

3/15/2006 2:43 pm

We are what we eat, that why my friends call me pussy!

champagnechaser 41F
1639 posts
3/16/2006 7:11 am

Nice job! However, the dare is incomplete. You must taste yourself to receive full credit for your assignment.

rm_cant_be_true 38M

3/16/2006 8:02 am

Just for you champagne, I just licked my arm. mmm... yummy.

Sorceror07 54M

3/17/2006 7:43 pm

lol! a most creative way to dodge the issue outstanding!

now, i'm off to post my dare she gave me to do

...That which does not kill me merely pisses me off!...

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