Romance writer Chloe Thurlow

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Giving Head is Good For Your Health

Oral sex. BJs. Fellatio. Call it what you will, the big news is giving head is good for your health. Girls have long been aware that sperm works as a face cream that draws out impurities when it dries and tastes delicious. What we now know – thanks to research at the State University of New York – is that that male semen contains a variety of chemicals that make you feel contented, younger and more affectionate.

Forget exercise, fad diets and How To Be Happy books. If you’re depressed, listless, can’t sleep, bored, fat or feeling suicidal, just go for your boyfriend’s zipper and give him a blowjob. Alchemists spent the Middle Ages trying to discover the elixir of life. They clearly never thought to open their britches and call for a serving wench to take part in an oral experiment. Then again, perhaps they did, but just couldn’t be bothered to examine the results.

Now, the results are in and what the researchers with 300 female students at the university’s Albany campus have confirmed after a study lasting several months is that girls who swallow adequate amounts of seminal fluid are less likely to suffer depression or mental health problems, and those who have regular sex, particularly unprotected sex, are happier, healthier, thinner and perform better on cognitive tests.

Giving Head Aids Sleep

The sticky stuff is as good as any sleeping pill and, when you open your eyes on a new day, there’s nothing better for body and soul than to nudge the one beside you awake and pump out another warm milky draught with its zingy flavour of lemon and pistachio. If you don’t have a boyfriend, or swing the other way, suggest it to the next guy who looks up for it (they usually are) and, while he thinks head is GOOD for him, in fact it is even BETTER for you.

For all those scientists, chemists and doubters out there, seminal fluid contains: ESTRONE and OXYTOCIN, which give you a mild high (like one puff on something illegal); THYROTROPIN, a hormone stimulant that acts as an anti-depressant; SEROTONIN, an antidepressant neurotransmitter; MELATONIN, a sleep aid; and CORTISOL, which combats stress by releasing adrenaline and, according to the research team, helps increase affection.

Bottom line: sex every day is good for you, male jism is a health drink and, as it comes in relatively small quantities, the more head you give the better you feel.

While we are on the subject of health, scientists at the University of Reading in the UK have also made a startling discovery. Pinot noir and pinot meurier, the two red grapes used in the making of champagne, contain ‘phenolic’ compounds which assist in sending signals to that part of the brain used to control memory and learning.

The benefits are best achieved with ‘one or two glasses of champagne a week’ (as the scientists didn’t mention what one or two bottles will do, you may wish to try that experiment for yourself). Just any old sparkling wine won’t do. It has to be wines containing the magical noir and meurier grapes.

There you have it. Giving head is good for your health and a glass of champagne will help you to learn how to do it better and remember just how amazing it was.  Do share your comments – and if you add your name to my mailing list you can download the story “Fight 69” for free. Cheers – that was my second glass of champagne!

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“Giving Head is Good For Your Health”
      • Thomas – while it’s a cute article, it is horribly ill-informed. There are many other factors that could contribute to a non-depressed life. It’s just very simplistic, assumes a lot and should not be considered “science.” But, again, it’s funny and made me smile. A word to the wise though, if she keeps her mouth off limits, I’m pretty sure one article isn’t going to change her mind. So if it’s that important, dump your depressed, lockjaw girl and find someone more fun!

      • Agreed. I was wondering if this was written by a guy. I dont know know who told the author that seman tastes like “lemon and vanilla” but they lied.

      • Lol I have been hearing this for years. How do you know it is ill-informed ? Do you have a PhD in Semen Secretions ? Lol

      • But you did read it and were curious so get on those knees and enjoy your next mouthful of healthy love juice.

      • i love giving head. try it sometime. its fun. and sexy. and hot. aaaaaaand you have all the control in your mouth!!! muahahhahahahahhahaa

      • Then you must read drivel. It’s quite logical to consume semen. It’s vitamin rich and has a little protein. It’s designed to create life after all. Nothing wrong with it. Some people enjoy it and others don’t.

      • Agree. Semen tastes god awful. How anyone could think that it actually tastes good is beyond me. Maybe they don’t have any taste buds. That’s all I can say.

    • Stupid article– where is the article saying how good it is for men to eat out a girl? lmfao you do not see that happening much anymore– and a gal being depressed- just whip a cock out- WTF thats saying go get all the herpies you want babe-but you will still look younger :) , and may feel fresher– lmfao

      • bull-oney! I eat my wife out all the time, whenever she wants. Most guys i know LOVE eating a girl out! Believe it or not, us men like to get our women off as much as we like getting off. I don’t think the article is suggesting a woman go and suck off any and everyone, it dies say to suck off your boyfriend though. This is old news. I’ve heard studies about this years ago. I do agree that semen does not taste like lemon and me it is a little salty and has a faint smell kind of like bleach, and depending on how hydrated a person is tastes stronger or weaker. (yes I’ve tasted it) My wife doesnt really like the taste. Won’t swallow, but will let me finish if she doesn’t want me to cum inside her..which %99 I would rather cum inside her vagina, but head is cool too.

      • My wife and I give each other oral sex more than any other type. Often several times a day! We both love giving and receiving, consuming and sharing. We love each other!

      • Unfortunately your comment is the stupid one. It’s so logical to see Semen as something fine to consume. It’s vitamin rich and contains protein. It’s designed to create life.
        Yes its also wonderful to perform oral sex on a woman, but consuming their vaginal fluid isn’t the same as it’s released to aid lubrication not create life.
        A better comparison would be an article suggesting men consume their wives breast milk – which of course is ‘good for them’ because its designed to create healthy humans.
        Eating semen and breast milk is obviously beneficial. Of course not some miracle treatment. Instead of semen you could take a multivitamin tablet. But if you are in love with someone and enjoy sex then consuming semen seems like a completely logical and enjoyable thing to do.

    • Where is the article about men eating girls out? For real? and to whip a cock out every day to swallow seamen, what about herpies and other STD’s? You may look younger- but your body is with disease. Who would even post such a thing, no wonder our world is egotistic, arrogant, and evil. Grow up for real post other things that are really important in this life time.

      • Chloe is right.

        Anyway, It’s so logical to see Semen as something fine to consume. It’s vitamin rich and contains protein. It’s designed to create life.
        Yes its also wonderful to perform oral sex on a woman, but consuming their vaginal fluid isn’t the same as it’s released to aid lubrication not create life. Of course you still can consume it and enjoy it.

        A better comparison would be an article suggesting men consume their wives breast milk – which of course is ‘good for them’ because its designed to create healthy humans.
        Eating semen and breast milk is obviously beneficial. Of course not some miracle treatment. Instead of semen you could take a multivitamin tablet. But if you are in love with someone and enjoy sex then consuming semen seems like a completely logical and enjoyable thing to do.

      • Haters gonna hate. I am sure your blog is filled with philosophical and interesting debates about hunger and the world. Maybe you even write one every week and try to raise money for cancer?

        Ne sutor ultra crepidam

      • Try sleeping with men who don’t screw around and diseases won’t be a problem for you. When you are with someone you love then exchanging bodily fluids in either direction won’t bother you, unless you are useless.l sex on women is wonderful, but consuming their fluid is nothing like the same as consuming male fluids. Semen is used to create life, it’s vitamin rich. Female fluids are largely released for lubrication and not full of vitamins and or protein.

  • If you are weight conscious, you’ll be happy to know that the average ejaculate only contains about 5 calories. Yes, just five. A 5ml (heaped) spoonful of sugar contains approximately 27 calories.
    Sugars in sperm (fructose) provide the energy to swim. :-) Sperm also contains Vitamin C, and Zinc among other beneficial nutrients, as mentioned in Chloe’s OP and Lance’s post. Yum x

  • I wonder if semen is addictive? My complicated relationship, my obsession with Kamarovsky haunts me. He is like an addiction. I hear his voice or see him, I need him. When I’ve had a fix, I can go without him for certain periods; the injection of semen from him seems to keep longing at bay for any given time. But whenever we make contact, make arrangements to meet, my body betrays me into need so strong it threatens to overwhelm me, engulf me. Ensnare me. Trapped in the sarcophagus of my own passion.

    • My Partner craves mine. she wants to consume it daily.
      Anything can become addictive/ a dependancy. That’s controlled by brain chemistry. If the act releases dopamine and addictive endorphins you can become addicted.

  • I thought about it for a while and now I have a doubt!
    Whatever enters the digestive tract is essentially broken down, so whatever compounds semen may contain will be digested. How do they help as Oxytocin, Serotonin or any other thing. These things would work if they are released into the blood stream, but they are not.
    On the other hand, while intercourse, they are released into the vaginal tract where they are absorbed and hence help elevate mood and have their therapeutic properties. (As per some articles on the Internet)

    So sex gets a plus 1, and Blowjobs a minus 1. :P

    • Swallowing things does get absorbed into the blood stream. In the same way prescribed medications would. Therefore blowjobs still win!

    • Then riddle me this Einstein, why do medications such as Zoloft ,etc ,that contain Serotonin come on tablet form… the answer is obvious, it is absorbed into the bloodstream from the gut!!!

      • Sorry Grumpy,
        but neither Zoloft nor any other antidepressant contains serotonine – they contain substances inhibiting the re-uptake of serotonine from the synaptic gap.
        A sufficient amount of Serotonine swallowed may just give adverse effects in the guts.

  • Well, yes, I can confirm their experiments. Swallowing my man’s semen keeps me happy, and healthy, for decades. :) Makes sense what Blasphemous Aesthete writes about digesting the compounds before they get the chance to enter the blood stream, but then we may consider a homeopathic effect of swallowing. Don’t know if I’m joking or talking seriously. Just a thought. Anyway, sperm acts like an excellent rejuvenating agent for your skin. :)

  • Well, what a lovely topic to comment on… and again, a wonderfully written and insightful article by Chloe. All movements aside, any natural aspects of life can only be positive to the mind, body and spirit. Without doubt, sex is beneficial from an exercise perspective, which increases blood flow to the skin, heart and other organs of the body. Strength and endurance is gained and the glow of confidence and happiness is heightened during an encounter. Enjoy the good things in life and be happy on your future path.

  • A comment relating to Blasphemous’

    One point I would make thst is actually two pronged:

    1. The stomach lining is capable of absorption (how alcohol begins to enter the blood stream) therefore the amino acids and other compounds may be absorbed via the stomach lining.

    2. Failing this, the purpose of digestion is precicely to allow the food (or substance) to be broken down and absorbed in to the body. Therefore, semen would indeed be broken down, but the compounds therein would then be absorbed as stated rather than expelled from the body unused.

    The body never expells anything it doesn’t need or won’t use. And in the terms of Oxytocin and seritonin these are absorbed readily by the body. Think Oxycodine or any oral anti depressent, both are taken orally and both are absorbed in to the blood stream after digestion (and through the stomach lining to start).

    • Thank you for a much more informed discussion here, you made me curious, yet again. So, here is what I have found:

      You can classify these compounds as peptides or steroids, the peptides are proteins which will be digested by the system when in the intestinal tract. Thus, they won’t be the same as they are produced in the body cells. The others are steroid types, which can be orally ingested and will work, their effect short lived.

      These is what Wikipedia has to offer in the hormonal composition of semen, along with a little bit of research:

      Estrogen – steroid – will work if taken orally
      Testosterone – steroid – will work if taken orally

      The above two are not anti-depressants.

      Prolactin – (peptide) protein – will be digested
      estrone – could not find any info – but has harmful effects if ingested. The body excretes it.
      endorphines – Are neurotransmitter that are not a cause but an effect, thus you cannot just eat them. It is like ‘eating’ muscles rather than ‘growing’ muscles.
      Oxytocin – A peptide – Will be digested.
      Thyrotropin-releasing hormone – Again, a peptide
      Serotonin – No information available but is a neurotransmitter and is likely to be digested.

      Here is an excerpt from wikipedia [link]
      There has been no scientific research conducted into whether oral ingestion of semen has an antidepressive effect, however, semen does contain several mood-elevating compounds such as endorphins, estrone, prolactin, oxytocin, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, and serotonin. The noted beneficial effects of these hormones have thus far been studied with vaginal absorption only.

      Other than that, here is another interesting discussion.

      Besides, it seems counter intuitive to me that something that is a causation in our body due to an external stimuli should be available for oral intake too. But then, steroids are an exception, so obviously there can be more.

      Blasphemous Aesthete

  • Digestion isn’t only about breaking down compounds – it’s primarily about doing so for the purpose of absorption. Otherwise, nothing would ever be absorbed by our bodies, just broken down and sent out as waste.

    But here I go getting all technical when, honestly, this is all about pleasure. Too many women hate giving BJs. I’m not sure why. I do know that it’s a mindset, and as soon as you realize you can do this to please YOURSELF, that hatred goes right out the window. There’s actually an organization, One Taste, devoted to the female orgasm and Orgasmic Meditation, and they recently brought out a video to teach fellatio for women’s satisfaction.

    But I just like to do it. And I love the sense of power and control I get from the act. Strong words coming from a submissive, eh? LOL

      • I think its Fabulous! I found because a man posted this on his FB.I of course posted it on mine as well! Keep it up Lady!

  • It looks like your post is only talking about the benefits for women. I echo Isham Cook and would like to know what are the benefits for men who like to eat women?

  • so yeah, i’d like a link to the study your citing, because the only one i can find that even hints at those conclusions is one from about a decade ago and is riddled with flawed science at best. if that’s the one you’re referencing, it makes me sad to see bad studies being passed around like this. it’s one thing to encourage a healthy and active sex life, but to give people shock-factor headlines and back them up with bunk is just unseemly. this is no better than the tabloids that claim as truth that hitler’s clone and bat-boy are lovers.

    on a side note: male semen? as opposed to what now?

  • Haven’t had a bj in 18 years. dont plan on it, don’t hope for it cause it wont happen, will remember 18 years ago but that is over.

    • FF,
      your post makes sad, and curious. You did not like it? you could try again. Most men truly enjoy them, dont miss out on one of the great pleasures in life!

  • Great article, when you throw science into the mix, add a few chemical names, who can deny the truth about the health benefits.
    Spit or swallow? “It’s good for your health so don’t waste a drop” !!!

  • Ewww! I don’t think your article is safe nor sane….what if the semen is diseased and he has an STD! Now you have Herpes of the throat not to mention wherever it gets on your face you will have breakouts! Don’t believe me look up Herpes SV/ SV2 pics-If those pics don’t scare you I don’t know what will… I have cousins who are doctors and they say semen does NOT digest…it settles in the stomach lining -that is why when some like to do a lot of oral and swallow have to get their stomachs pumped because this $hit is NON digestive..So make sure you have him tested before you go blowing his horn and you end up getting a face full of STD’s…GROSS!

    • Maybe you should not be “giving head” to any Tom, DICK, or Harry you meet . Sweety , I think the article is referring to a sole mate or a bf or gf or companion that you know is not full of STD’s, or some other funky shit. Just sayin’

    • Get a grip … I’m with my fella years n not once did I waste a drop and I feel great, when having a bad day the best thing is sex he gets his n I get mine ;) as long as you know the guy and don’t slag around swallowing aint a problem, believe me my dear you’ve been grossly misinformed like I said I’ve been at it years n not once needed my stomach “pumping” so cop on n get the real facts!

  • From a man’s point of view, the reason why a BJ is so special compared to vaginal sex is that a woman’s mouth is active and alive. A skilled BJ offers a smorgasbord of sensations that aren’t available in any other way. The combinations of pressure from tongue, lips, the inside of cheeks (and, in very special cases, the throat) plus the ability to suck and squeeze mean there are an almost infinite number of ways to give pleasure.

    The only way vaginal sex can approach the sublime pleasures offered by a BJ is when the woman has trained her pelvic floor muscles and can offer some of the same sensations.

    I think it is important for a man to give a woman all the pleasure he can. I absolutely adore cunnilingus; giving a woman joy through oral stimulation is one of the greatest pleasures I have ever experienced. Every man should learn how to please a woman this way, because there is nothing more rewarding. Some of the best sex we can ever experience includes situations that do not involve inserting a penis into a vagina.

    There is no better way of gaining pleasure than by giving pleasure to your lover.


  • Excellent article with many facts about BJ and its medicinal effects. I am wondering if you have written anything about “Cunnilingus”? If not please write one in future which would be helpful for many people especially me :p Looking forward to read more from you.


  • I enjoyed the article, and I have been experimenting, too. Keep me in your reading list, expertise is something I value for myself and others.

  • Thank you Chloe for the “heads up” ! This is a great topic to discuss with your spouse and it will create some excitement in your relationship.! Oral pleasure with benefits – I love it!!!

  • Not to disappoint, but the study a) is about intercourse, not giving head (a small leap, I know), and b) does not even make a causal claim.

    For any who care to keep reading (0 people I assume, why did I type this?)…
    There is a weak critique that would say women who use condoms or don’t have sex at all are not happy about it, and subsequently respond differently on the BDI. Depends on the order they provided questionnaires (not specified in the article).
    A better critique is acknowledged by the researchers, who note that absolutely no causal claims should be made from the study. Basically, you may be a happier/healthier person before you have condom-less sex.
    I get plenty of head from my girl and haven’t used a condom in years, so I’ll go ahead and squash any comments about the angry-no-sex-man who doesn’t believe the study because he doesn’t get any! Maybe the Kinsey Institute will do a random experiment…

  • Yuk! Semen tastes gross and causes me to instantly gag. Thankfully my husband thinks it’s strange to have me swallow so it works out well when I give him a BJ. I think I would rather take a supplement, eat veggies and fruit to stay healthy :).

    • Check your mans diet! What we eat and drink has a profound effect on the taste of semen. I’ve found some interesting facts about the types of food that will make mine sweet and a pleasure for my lady. We’ve also found food and beverages to stay away from to prevent the sour, salty, bitter or other distastefull flavors you may not enjoy. I’m lucky. My partner loves to give me bj’s and I’ve never had a bad one!

  • One year later, the same day, and this theme – about swallowing sperm – cannot be more actual. Barring STD’s (truly a real danger: be careful with whom you travel, work, live or sleep – sounds like common sense) and pondering various studies (contradictory or not), sperm remains one of the healthiest nutrients for a woman.
    Semen has been designed to rejuvenate the female body (please Google for it – there are to many resources to link to). Therefore the entire ecosystem surrounding semen, providing and helping the little boys to accomplish their biological purpose, must be of great value for our bodies (which, after all, are sperm’s Raison d’être!).
    Now some primitive maths: a healthy man can ejaculate about once a day (on average); the woman ovulates once a month. What to do with a disproportion of, say, twenty-eight to one? Waste it?
    Bon appétit!
    Doris – Sporting Sperm.
    PS – Noticed a comment about sperm tasting bad: if you’ll feed him less meats, carbs, junk, etc., and more fruits and veggies – then the flavors of his sperm may change. Men are, among others, like coffee machines…

  • My husband is lucky in this department but I rarely ingest his apparent youth giving magical juice. NOW if it really taste like a zingy flavour of lemon and vanilla I would say, “Hey are you going to have gentlemen’s time?” “Fill this cup up and I’ll have vodka waiting.” Lancome is good for me ;)

  • As a woman who has been having sex for 33 years, I can fairly say, you are off your rocker. Lemons and vanilla!? Oh I wish!

      • As the one in charge of my man’s menus, I can say that this is not that simple. First and foremost, it counts what the man does NOT eat, or drink.
        When we were in our twenties, he used to eat like a consumer and the taste of his sperm was appalling. I hated it!
        With our lifestyle change, including eating habits, his semen gradually achieved a more desirable, or at least neutral, taste.
        Just one little thing: if yesterday you’d fed him broccoli and garlic, or onions, then brace yourself for “sulphuric semen” – it is very healthy though but not yummy at all…

  • This post is beyond disgusting… it does NOT taste good, nor is it enjoyable to do. It’s a chore indefinitely… and honey they don’t call it a job for nothing. Definitely an unpleasant job. Whoever thought that women actually enjoy doing it was obviously delirious.

  • I find your article interesting regardless how fact full it may or may not be. Other than personal experience with receiving BJs, all I know is that I have a friend that is the happiest person all the time without fail, is on no medication…….loves to give head on the regular.

  • It’s been awhile since i’ve read something so full of shit! Lol Interesting how this female university student still in her early twenties. .. oh yes she must know everything about BJs; claims this study is legit starting in new york.. states Zero facts/statistics and switches to utah then uk with still giving no proof of findings besides 300 university girls sucked cock. PLEASE this is the biggest load of shit, uninformed article i’ve ever read. I do know there are little benefits… but tastes delicious? Vanilla and lemon? Lol Just cause this girl wants to take it to the face daily doesn’t mean its the best thing in the world… then try to sell her book at the end! Good laugh though… You should probably try going to class more!

  • You use personal opinions (like taste) as facts, cites mysterious studies with no links, and do not touch on the fact that sperm has the potential top be far more dangerous than it can be a health benefit. The chemicals you list is dependent on the male (diet, drug intake, DNA, etc) and even if found, exists in just trace amounts. You makes a HUGE false equivalency. Performing fellatio and swallowing are generally signs of an intimate, trusting relationship which HAS BEEN PROVEN to have concrete health benefits for quite sometime now. Your entire story is reminiscent of a piece written by Dr. Lazar Greenfield which ended in his forced resignation. The most genuine point that the story makes is you are selling a new book you wrote.

  • So, my fiancé showed me this. I laughed. Nothing I haven’t heard/read before. But the comments. Oh, the comments. So. Love. The. Comments. I also love my fiances cock and love making love to him AND sucking his cock. Life’s gotten in the way lately and sex has slowed to a snails crawl, at best. He handed me batteries tonight and said Happy Valentine’s Day. (It was a joke!!! I hope.) We aren’t teens anymore, but this was a good reminder that we also aren’t dead. So, guess what he gets tonight? And WHT, why not, tomorrow morning too. ;) But one thing….although he is truly amazing at performing oral sex on ME….I disagree with a commenter that said ALL women love it. I don’t. I’m more inhibited and regardless of how good it feels, I’ve never gotten comfortable with it. So, poor him, he doesn’t get it nearly as often as he likes. Oh, and lemon and vanilla? BAHAHAHA!!!! I actually like it on most days, but then, I do like salt! And I love my man and want him happy. Maybe a good morning BJ will do that. <3 Time to get back on the wagon! Thanks!!!!

  • Hi !
    From France :)
    Such practices are made for decades in our country. We never had one motivation, beyond whether it is good for OUR Health, OUR welfare, US, we first think of giving pleasure to our partner. And it is in giving that we are in so assured of our own happiness…

  • So should swallow my own semen? Or order it off craigslist? Not.fair! I want healthy skin and free hollistic prozac too!!

  • Ms chloe, although i admired ur talent, as an OB i have to say that having an egg white each morning is a lot healthier and safer then giving heads…

  • Nice read.
    Little tip, add a little extra woohoo. Use a small breath mint during oral sex. Drooling generously then breath on it, lick it and suck it up. Your partner will not regret it nor soon forget it and you will have minty fresh breath. Your welcome.

  • Great post. Sorry you had so many negative comments; might even give one the impression they fear oral? Who knows. Of course your partner should be clean. I always feel calmer after.

  • Pack your swimwear and sunglasses and whisk you and your loved ones off for a break by the sea and if your boss at work complains, tell them that it is for the good of your health!

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