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Can pineapple juice really make your bits taste sweeter?
What? You don't turn to the Kardashians for relationship advice? Well, if Kim Kardashian's latest Instagram post is anything to go by, maybe you should.
The reality TV star has posted another mysterious pic to her account, this time in a one piece, seductively eying off a can of pineapple juice.
In the caption to the picture she writes, "Google the benefits of pineapple juice". And while we're sure that shares in both pineapple juice and Google have skyrocketed due to the endorsement, we're willing to guarantee she's not eluding to the fact that pineapple juice is great for kidney health.
It's almost universally agreed that the viral post is in reference to the urban myth that drinking pineapple juice before sex makes a vagina (and semen for that matter) taste a whole lot sweeter. And it turns out that Ms K has done some thorough research.
Although there is limited research on the topic, most likely because taste is a subjective measure, there have been some scientists willing to test the theory and countless Reddit users who have selflessly conducted their own 'research'. And in the name of journalism, we investigated.
According to two studies, The Pineapple Sex Test and a review of data at the Kinsey Institute, drinking or eating pineapple in significant amounts, over several days, does have an impact on both male and female sex secretions (there has to be a better word than 'secretions').
“In some ways, ‘you are what you eat,’” said urologist Dr. Koushik Shaw of the Austin Urology Institute, to Health. Shaw goes on to explain that there is in fact validity in the theory and that foods with higher sugar content could sweeten the taste of bodily fluids, however, the effects, especially in men, can be delayed.
"Prostate fluid in ejaculate can be made weeks or months before," he says, ruling out the idea of a pre-sex cocktail.
However this whole phenomenon got the office thinking. With the Kimmy K pineapple theory in full effect and this logic applied beyond the fruit world, could it be possible to make your vagina taste like anything?!
According to a quote from self-proclaimed biochemist and Reddit user @beermeupscotty (we're very much doubting the validity of this qualification), "Pretty much that statement 'you are what you eat' rings true. You can change your 'taste' with your diet. If you drink lots of coffee and beer, your juices will have a bitter taste. As a general tip, drink lots of water and add fruit to your diet for better tasting 'juices'."
There you have it, looks like you and your partner can change each other's tastes, and bring a whole lot more variety to your next oral sex session. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the word 'cock'-tail, doesn't it?
Words by Scott Henderson
Main image credit: Getty