Spit Or Swallow: What Happens If You Swallow Semen?

Learn more about what comes after a blowjob


When it comes to giving a partner(s) a blowjob, you probably have your preference about what you do when they ejaculate semen. And this is exactly how it should be: you do whatever feels comfortable to both of you. For some, the idea of swallowing semen may be a complete turn-off, for others, they may enjoy the sensation of swallowing. Whatever your pleasure, make sure you check in with your partner(s) and get their enthusiastic consent about blowjobs.

But what actually happens when you swallow semen? If you’re a swallowing newbie, and you want to give swallowing penis 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 touched on this already, however, they are likely referring to what you do with your partner(s) semen once they ejaculate 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 penis ejaculate in their mouth and may want to finish the blowjob by stimulating their partner(s) with their hands as they orgasm.

For others, swallowing may come naturally to them, they may enjoy the experience and the extra intimacy it can provide with their partner(s).

Is it better to spit or swallow?

Again, this really comes down to preference, and this applies to both you and your partner(s). 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(s) orgasm in your mouth at all.

For others, it can be 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 with your partner(s) what their preferences are 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 if it works for you too.

It’s always worth discussing with your partner(s) what their preferences are too

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, by giving (or receiving) oral sex you increase your chances of catching that STI.

For this reason, it’s advised for all partner(s) to get a full sexual health screening before becoming sexually active with new partner(s) (and regularly thereafter too). You can reduce the risk of STI transmission during oral sex by making sure your partner(s) wears a condom. If you use a condom for oral sex then you should always use a new one for any other sex that follows.

Its worth noting, if you are all STI-free, swallowing semen is generally 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 by swallowing sperm?

No, you can’t get pregnant by giving oral or swallowing semen. When you swallow semen, your partner’s penis ejaculate is entering your digestive system, which is different 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 the mouth to the vaginal area. Avoid handling the semen and then touching areas around the vagina.

How to swallow semen

There is no trick when it comes to swallowing penis ejaculate, you simply swallow your partner’s semen as you would anything else. There are however a few tips to make things go more smoothly. If you find your partner(s) comes a lot when they orgasm, you may want to swallow their semen in stages.

You may find that they have a lot of ejaculate. 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, to help prevent a gag reflex.

For some, there might be 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.

You could get your partner to let you know when they are about to come, and apply a decent amount of our Cheeky Cherry lube to the penile tip. This way you can enjoy the intimate act with the satisfying taste of cherries to help things along.

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