The pineapple sex test

The P&G team recruited volunteers and conducted a scientific (ish) test to see if it is really true that eating plenty of pineapple affects the way that seminal and vaginal fluid tastes.

About three years before this website existed, I wrote an article on another website about strange pineapple facts. What I didn’t expect was that it would become more viewed than every other article on that site combined, and that one of the facts in particular would spark plenty of comment debate over whether it was true or not.

You can find the original article now moved here: Strange pineapple facts

What follows is a (vaguely) scientific and completely serious test.

The contention

That eating large amounts of pineapple dramatically changes the way that our seminal and vaginal fluids taste.

We took six willing couples and got them to eat lots of pineapple, before asking them to have oral sex.

The methodology

Rather than give both halves of each couple pineapple to eat, we decided that only one of them should change their eating habits. The logic behind this being that we have no idea whether or not eating lots of pineapple (or otherwise changing your diet drastically) will have an impact on the way that you perceive the taste of other things.

Since my contention is that large amounts of pineapple affects the taste of both vaginal and seminal fluids, we divided our guinea pigs couples into two separate groups, with the men in one half eating the pineapple and the women in the other half.

The sample group is far too small to measure further details, like how age affects the results, but we deliberately picked volunteers to cover a wider age spectrum.

We also wanted to make sure that there was nothing geographic or societal influencing the results (though it is hard to imagine how it would), so we picked participants that were spread across Europe. Two couples each from London, Paris and Barcelona.

The lucky pineapple eaters were to receive oral sex from their loving partners on the evening of each day for a week, with the person giving the oral pleasure making notes on the taste of their partners sticky stuff.

The first day should see no changes to the participants normal diet, to set a baseline for their taste. From the second day onwards however they should eat 200 grams of pineapple each day for the rest of the week.

Names may have been changed, but everything else is exactly as reported from the field.

The participants

We gave each willing couple a scorecard to fill in two separate marks daily, one for overall taste and the second for sweetness. Filling in our scorecards were:

Sophie, age 24,
is eating pineapple


Liam, age 25,
is tasting Sophie

Andrew, age 53,
is eating pineapple


Sandra, age 51,
is tasting Andrew

Clara, age 19,
is eating pineapple


Thierry, age 19,
is tasting Clara

Daniel, age 26,
is eating pineapple


Louise, age 27,
is tasting Daniel

Gabriela, age 31,
is eating pineapple


David, age 32,
is tasting Gabriela

Cesc, age 23,
is eating pineapple


Nuria, age 41,
is tasting Cesc

The results

We took the scores for both taste and sweetness and calculated, the overall average. As you can see in the pretty green graphs, imbibing a decent amount of tropical fruit goodness really does seem to make a difference.

Overall flavour graphSweetness graph

Things get even more interesting when we break the results down into the averages for the separate sexes.

How girls taste

graph of girls overall tasteGraph of girls sweetness

How boys taste

Graph of boys overall tasteGraph of boys sweetness


The graphs above make it pretty obvious, in this test, which we will admit was limited, eating a lot of pineapple does make a significant difference to both the overall taste and the sweetness of your ‘sex wee’.

It also makes it quite clear that men seem to like the taste of women more than women like the taste of men, either with or without pineapple.

There are probably plenty more conclusions to be drawn, and we’ll be putting up some more pretty little graphs if and when we work out what they are. In the meantime, you can see what the professionals think about the pineapple issue in our survey of what Italian prostitutes eat.

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  • sam

    Its a known fact that caffeine makes bodily fluids taste bitter and garlic makes your sweat smell garlicy…….in my opinion should there not be better use of our scientists. Come on people…..experiment with your own sex live!

    • Dentuso

      “better use our scientists”, really?
      Obviously people are going to experiment with their own sex lives, but anyone with a mind for science can see that an experiment allows for a larger sample size, and an organized experiment can come up with more discoveries based on in depth data analysis.
      Tell me this is not way more interesting than most scientific studies out there!? Haha


      • Jaz

        It really is!

    • Juliebunny

      This is true, drinking lots of coffee really does make a difference, at least with my partner.

  • Werribeesteve

    I’m not surprised at this outcome. Even though they say it is a myth, time and again my wife’s vagina smells fishy within a day of eating fish. As for pineapple, there is another little known fact….in the 1960s and 1970s guys would drink heaps of pineapple juice the night before their army medical to avoid being drafted. It puts your blood pressure off the richter scale, so to speak.

    • Jaz

      Really? I have never heard of the blood pressure thing.

      Anybody know why that happens?

    • Justine F

      When I was a kid we used to eat raw potatoes to get off school, it gives you a fever for a couple of hours.

    • James Bondi

      I have to try this!

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  • Paco

    Okay, so I did this pineapple diet which you only eat pineapple for three days then on the second day I noticed something smelled fruity wasn’t sure what it was the next time I smelled that again and yes it was my urine. I didn’t ry to taste it but I found it awkward so I ask my friend who is gay she said that is not a myth and sometimes she mades her girlfriend eat lots of pineapple so they have a more sweet love making. I don’t know how much you have to eat but that it works it works. Good times!

  • lea

    I understand tht you can purchase something called pineapple bromelain, at a health store and it has the same effect? I enjoy pineapple but the acidity results in pain for my tounge.

    • porkandgin

      No, because it doesn’t contain the natural sugars from the pineapple, which are what affect your ‘sweetness’.

      • Chelsea

        Is eating canned pineapples the same as eating the pineapple fresh??

      • NuMystic

        Wrong. Bromelain supplements most certainly do change the taste of both semen and vaginal discharge. If it was just the fructose then pineapple would be no better than any other high sugar fruit. What makes the taste effect of pineapple special is is the enzymatic effect of it’s high bromelain content .

  • NerdHerd

    This is almost a good test, but there is a glaring problem: every partner KNEW if their partner was eating the pineapple. This introduces a confirmation bias: people perceive a difference because they believe they should perceive a difference.

    • porkandgin

      Very true! We are planning to extend the test, and we’ll take that into account next time around.

      Any volunteers?

      • Shyanne


        • big dave

          hey Shyanne.. do you need a partner? 😉

          • jc

            I do xxx my name is Joshua campell add me on fbook

      • Daniel B

        I’d like to give it a go.

        • Maakus

          ..or a cum!!

      • Omagus


      • shyann

        I volunteer! I live in the states though i hope that’s not an issue.

      • Francis Kale

        We will be in.

      • Emily

        Me I would love to join the test. I’m 20

      • Pepper Conchobhar

        If vaginal fluid is actually sweeter, that would imply that there is actually more sugar ‘down there’. This would feed yeast and create an imbalance. Please add to your test if any participants reported an increase in yeast infections.

    • SecretLover

      trust me it works, I did it without my partner knowing.. and it does work. I even started to smell like pineapples and strawberries down there.

      • Luz

        How many day did it take to get the smell going by eating pineapples

        • Lapin

          A week or two.

        • Alex

          Luz, want to be my partner??? I’m all for it?

      • arianne hope

        that’s a placebo affect to me.

        • S Johnson

          Some people always claim placebo. Think about it, you are what you eat. If you eat onions an garlic you will smell and taste differently because of the high sulfur content.

      • Bazzwell

        Love this comment:)

    • Kenji

      It’s called the placebo effect, next time make one group do the test with (fake) pineapple and the other group with real pineapple.

      • Fruity

        Where do you get “fake pineapple” from?

        • Kenshi

          You could tell them that Gatorade is pineapple juice or something like that.

    • Kimberly

      Placebo effect or not, if it “works,” YAY! :)

    • Nova

      I liked your comment because I was just about to say that! My psychology course came in hand after all… Expectation bias does change your perception of taste… This is also evident in wine tasting. If you think its a fancy wine it will taste better. When it is actually the same regular wine you may be drinking every day. Your expectation changes your perception. Interesting!

    • Kimmi

      You have a point, but I don’t think they were trying to be super scientific really, were they?

    • Vanessa


  • Katrina King

    My partner and I will volunteer !!!

    • porkandgin

      We wil hold you to that when the next (bigger and more scientific) test comes along.

  • Jules

    It should be!

  • Tamara Nadal

    I love how boys consistently taste worse then girls (according to your results). Almost enough to make you consider lesbianism

    • Kelly

      because girls are just sweeter – in all senses of the word

      • Tamara Nadal

        So true 😀

      • Elijah norwood

        wana try it

    • Elijah norwood

      R u serious

    • Alex

      can I taste you darling…

  • sata83

    This author knows nothing about “methodology” or how to do science. Jesus Christ.

    • porkandgin

      and doesn’t claim to. It’s a bit of fun, not a serious research project. :)

    • Janeybell

      Does it matter though? Really?

    • Justine F

      What does Jesus Christ have to do with science :-p

  • Jane be Jane

    My new boyfriend eats loads of pineapple, and it is true, he does taste better than anyone else I’ve ever slept with.

    Why does this work, is the sugar in a pineapple somehow different to in other fruits?

  • Erica

    But how much pineapple will you have to eat, 1 can a day?

    • porkandgin

      In this test, people were eating 200g (about 7oz) of pineapple a day, which was enough to make a noticeable difference it seems.

  • Jason Blake

    Me and my partner would like to volunteer for future test results.

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  • ceebee

    I’ve never heard of sex wee! it sounds kind of silly!

  • Kbaaby5

    Is it just regular pineapple juice?

  • luciloo6

    “A lot of pineapple” isn’t exactly a scientific term. Is a lot an entire pineapple? Is it fifteen pineapples? And how often? Per day? Per week?

    • porkandgin

      We never claimed it was overly scientific, it’s just a bit of fun. The amount of pineapple eaten in the test is stated in the article though:

      “The first day should see no changes to the participants normal diet, to set a baseline for their taste. From the second day onwards however they should eat 200 grams of pineapple each day for the rest of the week.”

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  • picklepony

    Cesc 23 and Nuria 41, @_@ heh,……yowzers and gadzooks!

    • Andy Pandy

      I’d say well done Cesc, I bet Nuria is a bit of a vixen.

  • phrage

    no gay or lesbian couples ? tsk tsk – maybe in next rounds ?

    • porkandgin

      It wasn’t a conscious decision, they are just the volunteers we had to hand at the time.

  • Kenzie Pellp

    hai my girlfriend and i were trying to take the test and yes it works, she has never tasted so good down there i will eat more pineapples for sure!!

  • Karen

    You are all a bunch of perverts, I thought this was a website about food, but instead I have found this depravity. You make me sick, you should grow up and stop worrying about all of this adolescent hormonal filth.

    • Francesca

      Somebody isn’t getting any.

    • Dan

      How is this depravity Karen?

    • Merne Asplund

      Yes, because sex is evil and terrible and bad…thanks, religion.

      • Dunc

        It’s such a shame that religious faith so often comes along with all of this baggage which means you can’t just enjoy things. What is that all about?!

      • Kinga

        Well said!

  • Danmentia

    What about if you’re allergic to pineapple? Are there any OTHER fruits that have similar effects?

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  • Ken Bowser

    My old lady likes my squirt already. I’m a lucky dude to have such a beautiful lady who loves to swallow.

  • Merne Asplund

    I know this is old, but if it hasn’t been done: it may be interesting to add homosexuals to the mix in the next study. I wonder how much “better taste” is a perception based on their sex (the oral giver) versus their partner’s sex. That is, are men just more sensitive to the change regardless of physiology of their partner, or are women actually more affected by the pineapple juice?

    • porkandgin

      It’s not that old Merne, thanks for the suggestion.

      We are still planning to put together a much bigger and more scientific test, but we haven’t done it yet. Watch this space over the next few weeks though…

  • james

    there was no test of how the people thought there partners fluid tasted before the experiment. this makes it impossible to make any comparison. pick a number for your X axis of the graphs, no one can make accurate comparisons when the scale is not even.

    • porkandgin

      Actually there is, whatever is recorded for day one is the taste before eating pineapple.

      “The first day should see no changes to the participants normal diet, to set a baseline for their taste. From the second day onwards however they should eat 200 grams of pineapple each day for the rest of the week.”

  • Ryan Moffat

    The Seminal vesicles are glands in the penis that produce a sugary fluid, which contains fructose, that feeds your spem. Pineapples contain lots of fructose thus giving it a sugarry taste.