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My wife had a hysterectomy years ago. During oral sex, I sometimes wonder if she would taste different if her uterus was still in place.


  • Michael Castleman says:

    Just when I think I’ve answered every possible sex question, a new one pops up! Thanks for asking.

    I find no research on your question … but based on medical sources, here are my thoughts. If it was a partial hysterectomy that did not involve removing the cervix, I would guess there would no noticeable change in taste. If it was a total hysterectomy with removal of the cervix, there might be change in taste but probably not.

    Hysterectomy involves removal of the uterus (womb) that sits above the top of the vagina. The cervix is the small puckered opening at the top of the vagina that leads into the uterus. The cervix secretes mucus, which exits the vagina as vaginal discharge.

    During cunnilingus, the tongue comes in contact with the clitoris, the outer and inner vaginal lips, and the outermost part of the vagina. After hysterectomy, if the woman retains her cervix, it should continue to produce cervical mucus which should continue to flow toward the vaginal opening. To the extent that this mucus has any flavor, a woman with a partial hysterectomy should taste the same as she did before the procedure.

    If the woman has a total hysterectomy, the cervix goes away and so does its mucus, which might change the taste.

    However, millions of women get hysterectomies, and I’ve reviewed many studies that have explored sex afterwards. None have mentioned any change in the taste of cunnilingus. That doesn’t mean there is none. But it suggests that if there’s any change, it’s minor.

    BTW, if you’re interested in sex after hysterectomy, read the article in the Info Library.

  • Russell says:

    Excellent! Thank you. And that is an excellent article in your book The Best of Great Sex Guidance. I showed my wife your response– she said I wouldn’t have liked it before the operation– enough said.

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