The taste and texture of a vagina: What to expect and how to enjoy it all

By Amy J. Fillmore – Author and blogger

A juicy grapefruit symbolising a wet vagina
📕 This article is part of the popular book How to eat pussy like a Rockstar.

When you go down on a new partner, you’re about to get up close and very personal with all of her lady bits. And since every woman is completely different, you’ll want to be acquainted with the wide variety of tastes and textures that you may experience in her nether region.

There are many different types of vagina

Source: Wikipedia

Hair

Believe it or not, women in South Korea actually pay to get pubic hair transplants. That’s right, every culture has wildly different attitudes and beliefs regarding pubic hair. In South Korea pubic hair is definitely in.

For Koreans a full bush is a sign of fertility and sexual health. In fact, Americans who have visited Korean public baths have reportedly been asked by other bathers if they’re jealous of their luscious pubic locks. Most aren’t, in case you’re wondering.

Americans have been socialized via mainstream media to view pubic grooming as a must. Most American women tend to groom their pubic hair with shaving, trimming, and/or waxing. According to published research from the University of Texas, it is common for American women to engage in pubic hair grooming, especially once they’ve tried it.

However, almost 9% of the women in the study reported that they had never groomed their pubes and 20% said that they had in the past, but no longer do so. Therefore, we can expect that at least 30% of women out there will have some kind of a bush.

If you’re a porn fan, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that most of the women in the videos are very clean shaven or waxed. This makes sense from a videography perspective—you want the viewer to be able to see everything that’s going on down there.

However, in real life, women aren’t always going to be 100% hairless. And actually, whether she’s fuzzy or completely shaven, there’s a lot of fun to be had with her pussy.

Bear in mind that hair texture is also going to vary from person to person. Now, some people may have ideas about pubic hair texture based on race, but actually it really just differs more depending on the person.

As an example, many white girls have straight pubic hair, and many asian girls have curly pubic hair and vice versa. The color may also vary from the color of the girl’s hair on her head, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s dyeing her pubes.

Enjoying the hairy and the hairless

Girls with fuller bushes may tend to be more hippie-dippie types. They eat organic. They’re fans of yoga. Maybe some of them don’t shave their pits either (don’t judge). These women tend to be super open and comfortable in their own skin. Many of them will be down for just about anything.

That’s right—these women embrace their animal nature. Sex with a woman with body hair can be liberating and totally wild. You can savor the smell of her pubes (yes, some consider it an aphrodisiac!) and feel it’s soft fuzziness against your face as you eat her out like a pro. Sure, she might not wear the itsy-bitsiest of bikinis at the beach, but she’s totally tuned in to her body and yours.

Some women are in-between on the pube scale. They maintain their bush, but they also don’t wax the entire thing off. These women are really the best of both worlds. You can still enjoy the erotic sensation of her landing strip tickling your nose as you eat her out, but at the same time the pubes aren’t out of control.

She can wear that tiny bikini with pride, but when she whips it off, there’s a tiny triangle of fuzz just waiting for you. You may find that some women wax or shave the pubic hair on their pussy lips, thighs and around their assholes, while still maintaining a landing strip or triangle of hair on their pubic mound.

Some of them even get their assholes bleached while at the waxing salon. It’s a new fad (don’t ask).

And of course, you have the waxers. These women don’t have a single hair on their bodies. They’re as soft and smooth as a naked mole rat and slightly reminiscent of a prepubescent kid (not that you’re into that). These women actually look like the stars you see in the pornos. You can see everything.

Giving waxed girls oral pleasure is really an opportunity to see exactly what kind of machinery women are working with down there. So, if you’re a novice, take your next opportunity with a waxed chick to take a really good look at her bits and bobs. You can use this information for later escapades!

💡 Remember
As a guy, you surely have your own preferences not only about women’s pubic grooming, but also your own. So remember, it goes both ways. If you’re bold enough to tell your woman to wax her pubes, she might just tell you the same. Word to the wise: waxing hurts like a bitch.

🤘 Tip
If you’re going to get down and dirty with a girl with a really full bush, you may want to wear a condom. If your dick is on the sensitive side, this will protect it from rug burn.

Shaving

A shaved pubic region can include shaving just the inner thighs, the inner thighs and the pussy lips, or the whole kit and kaboodle. No matter how much of it she’s shaving, one thing is for sure—it will grow back rather quickly.

Girls who shave their pubes won’t stay as soft as a peach forever. The hair will grow back after only a few days. Thus, you will most definitely encounter women with varying levels of stubble. You may find that the friction of her pubic stubble against your facial stubble is pretty uncomfortable when you’re going down on her. Stubble on stubble action is not preferred.

You will probably also encounter women with ingrown hairs and shaving rash. Yes, if you shave your beard, you know all about the pains and irritation of shaving rash. It’s exactly the same for women who shave down there. So, don’t be grossed out if she has a few little red irritation bumps.

Though, if she has any bumps on her actual pussy or pussy lips, you should definitely be wearing protection, or not going there at all.

Waxing

Waxing is one solution for women to stay softer for longer. Unlike shaving, waxing can last for weeks until the hair starts to grow back. Some even say that the hair grows back finer the more they wax, though this is disputed by ladies with aggressive hairs.

Although waxing looks wonderfully clean, it’s also a total pain in the ass. Remember the scene from The 40 Year Old Virgin when Steve Carrell waxes his chest and screams out “Kelly Clarkson” in torment? That is exactly what waxing feels like. And, it’s expensive.

So, if your girl doesn’t wax, it’s probably due to a combination of an aversion to pain and an aversion to spending copious amounts of moolah on primping. If you really want your partner to wax, try offering to pay for it (and for the pain killers and/or medical marijuana she’s going to need before and after the experience).

Many waxing salons are also willing to wax buttholes. So, if your partner has a totally hairless asshole, chances are that she’s waxed it, as well. And who knows, perhaps that waxed little butthole is an invitation for you to have a poke around the area. Just ask.

Extreme pubes

Extreme pubes

Yes, some girls dye their pubic hair. It’s kind of a new fad. So, if you pull down a girl’s panties and find bright magenta pubes smiling back at you, don’t freak out. This is totally normal. Ok, not totally normal, but the color isn’t due to a medical condition or anything.

So whether your girl has blue pubes, or has shaved them into the shape of a lightening bolt, just go with it. Besides, if a girl is this creative with her pubic hair, she’ll certainly be creative and open to new things in the sack. Jackpot!

Razor Burn

For women who shave, razor burn can be a serious issue. Vaginal hair is going to grow back every 3-4 days, so that constant shaving will definitely take its toll. Imagine the way your face feels with razor burn. Now imagine that razor burn on your balls. Yes, imagine your sweaty balls slinging back and forth as you walk on a hot summer’s day—with razor burn.

Razor burn on a pussy is just as horrific, if not more horrific, as you’re imagining it now. Remember this the next time you aggressively dive in to eat her pussy like a wild man.

If you notice razor burn, or ingrown hairs in your girl’s pubic region, don’t make a big deal of it and also do your best to avoid irritating the area. Hair only grows on the inner thighs, pubic mound, pussy lips, around the vagina, and asshole. So, you shouldn’t be dealing with any hairs on the clitoral hood, clitoris, inner lips, or vagina. And these are really the key areas you want to focus on anyways.

🤘 Tip
Lube can help with razor burned areas. And if you’ve got a fairly communicative relationship going, you can always suggest some aftershave lotion to your girl. Yes, they make aftershave for pussies, too.

Smell and Taste

The smell and taste of a pussy is an acquired one. Every pussy, just like every woman, will have its own unique aroma and taste. Some pussies may smell more acidic, while others more earthy. Some pussies smell (and taste!) sweet, while others are more bitter.

Think of it this way: you wouldn’t want to eat the exact same thing everyday, right? So, savor the unique flavor of the pussy you’re currently eating. Enjoy it. There’s probably not another vagina on the entire planet that smells and tastes exactly like it.

⚠️ Warning
Women can feel rather self-conscious about their smell and taste, just like they can feel self-conscious about every single part of their body. The media and societal gender expectations are basically warping their minds!

So, don’t play into that game. You go on and appreciate your woman’s body for the totally unique snowflake that it is, and even if you do think her pussy smells a bit unsavory, do not put that thought into words, unless of course you want to ruin your relationship/friendship forever.

Many men get super turned on by the aroma of a musky pussy. Licking a woman after she comes back from the gym, or after a long summer day, can be especially erotic. The trick to really eating pussy like a rockstar is to love pussy.

If you haven’t been around a lot of pussies, perhaps your first thought is aversion. Musky vagina? No way! Oh, young one, it will take time for you to learn the way of the jedi.

Take time to acquire the taste. Did you like straight whiskey when you first tried it? Probably not. It’s the same with pussy. And even if you don’t like it, try it. Try it multiple times with multiple women before you rule it out completely. Chances are, you’ll notice that the aroma of a vagina actually changes and sweetens as the woman becomes more and more aroused.

After more experience, you’ll be able to totally zone out on the smell of ripe pussy. Nothing will get you more turned on. Even better, the women you’re with will be able to feel this. They won’t feel ashamed about their pussy’s smell or taste. They’ll let go of all those worries. And when a woman lets go of worrying, that’s when her potential for out-of-this-world orgasms is at its best.

Shower sexIf the smell of ripe pussy doesn’t do it for you, no matter how hard you try, you can still enjoy the soft flavor of fresh-out-of-the-shower pussy. Bathing before sex can be a really erotic means of foreplay. As it takes women about 20 minutes to really warm up, this is the perfect time for a quick bath or shower together.

Then, both you and your partner will smell fresh and clean and will be able to get closer without any self-consciousness regarding smell. You can even take it all the way in the shower. Nothing is sexier than the skin of your partner glistening with wetness as you take turns going down on each other.

⚠️ Warning
Water does tend to wash away a woman’s natural lubrication. So, feel free to bring some lube into the shower and turn the shower head away from you while you’re getting it on.

Not sure how to initiate a shower together? Let’s say you’re working your way down to your partner’s pussy and you notice a strong unbathed-type aroma by the time you reach her navel. Again, if you’re not into musky pussy smells, this is the time to abort the cunnilingus mission and revert to shower mode.

You can easily say to your girl, “You know what, I just remembered that I worked out today and didn’t have a chance to shower. I would love to lather up your sexy body with soap in the shower. Want to take a quick dip with me?”

⚠️ Warning
Do not take the route of, “Girl, your pussy is dank! I am not going down there! WTF, yo?!” Be chill. But remember, even a shower won’t completely take away the taste of a pussy. The pussy will still taste like a pussy— just a less intense version.

If you don’t like hyper-clean smell of a freshly showered pussy, yet the musky aroma of a 2-day old pussy turns you off, morning pussy might be for you.

If your partner showers at night, you’ll find that her pussy in the morning is wet, erotic and just the right smell level that will allow you to binge out on pussy-eating until noon.

Now, hygiene is a factor that cannot be ignored. If your girl hasn’t taken a shower in a couple days or more, the smell may be especially pungent. Some guys are into that and if you are, more power to you. But, you should never feel obliged to go down on someone when they’re genuinely unclean.

Use that shower trick and lather her down first, or skip the oral for some good ole fingering action. Just like we wouldn’t pressure girls into licking our nasty-ass dirty dicks, we shouldn’t let women pressure us to go down on them when they’re super ripe.

⚠️ Warning
If your girl has a really strong odor with dark yellowish discharge, she may have a vaginal infection. No, a vaginal infection is not an STD, though she could have one of those, too. Stay vigilant.

Beard Burn

If you have a beard, or even just a slight 5 o’clock shadow, be aware that this could irritate your partner’s pussy.

Now, it really does depend on the person. Some girls are super into beards, which can provide an animalistic feel during oral. A lot of girls get off on the feeling of a beard on their cunts. Other girls will get an itching sensation that will drive them crazy (and not in a good way).

Simply communicate with your partner to make sure that she’s having a good time while you’re eating her out. If she’s backing away, or making any sort of grimacing face, it’s probably a sign that something isn’t right. This could be something other than your beard, which is why communication will clue you into what’s going on in her head.

Ask her, “Is my beard scratching you, babe?” and let her respond. If so, you can always go a little softer, or try a different position. Oftentimes, just using your tongue more than your face will help. Don’t press your face right up against her crotch and especially don’t move it around vigorously while in that vicinity.

Instead, elevate your face from her vulva and concentrate on using more tongue and fingers than face. If your nose is pressing up against her pubic mound, you may have pressed in too far. If this trick doesn’t work, you could always use a dental dam or cover your ZZ Top style beard with a towel.

💡 Remember
Beard burn can go both ways. Depending on what kind of pubic hair she’s sporting and what kind of beard you’re sporting, you could actually end up burning each other.

So, be upfront with your partner about how you’re feeling. And if a face/pussy with rug burn is worth it to you, by all means, keep going. If not, you may both need a little trim.

Menstruation

Many guys are grossed out by women on their periods. Some guys won’t even attempt to finger their woman, let alone orally or sexually stimulate her. And that is understandable, as she does have blood gushing out of her pussy.

Blood in that proportion is usually a sign of a critical medical emergency—not a sign to dive in head first.

Girls are usually feeling crampy and bloated anyways on their periods. Who says that she’d want to get down, right? Right?

Actually, lots of girls do like to get down when they’re on their periods, and don’t find it gross at all. Some women swear that orgasming can actually alleviate their menstrual cramps.

Now, if you’re legitimately turned off by the idea of all that blood, don’t worry. Don’t push yourself. She can always masturbate and you can play with her tits. No pressure.

On the other hand, if you’re open to experimentation, sex can be pretty enjoyable when a woman is menstruating.

Remember, this is the time of the month in which her hormones are raging, which can admittedly be a double-edged sword. She may be more prone to bitching and complaining, while simultaneously hornier than ever before.

Period blood makes fantastic lube. If your lady has trouble with vaginal dryness during most of the month, her week of bleeding is a perfect time to slide your fingers right in for some fun. You can always wear a condom on your fingers if you’re concerned about cleanliness.

If you’re really adventurous, or just in a super close relationship with your partner, you might even want to try eating her out while she’s on her period. If you’re scared of the mess you could always use some saran wrap, or a dental dam.

Otherwise, just feel your full-on animal nature and go to town on her amidst the blood. Some guys really enjoy the warm and metallic taste. But remember, it’s not just blood that’s coming out of her pussy during menstruation. You’re also going to be dealing with some potentially hefty amounts of gooey bits, as menstruation is the lining of a woman’s uterus that is being shed.

Therefore, it’s probably best to have oral or vaginal sex on a lighter flow day (unless you’re into that).

⚠️ Warning
If you’re not in a monogamous relationship, or your partner has an STD, be sure to always wear protection when you’re having sex, especially when your partner is menstruating. The chances of contracting HIV, for example, are much higher when she’s bleeding.

💡 Remember
Having unprotected sex while your partner is on her period does not mean that she’s unable to get pregnant. Yes, your chances of getting pregnant are very low during her period, but they’re not non-existent, so always wear protection.

Coming up: Foreplay for oral sex

In the next chapter you’ll learn how to get your partner super hot and bothered for the main course of cunnilingus.