So this week I encountered someone ranting about a lack of pineapple juice to drink. They attributed this shortage to its magic effect on the taste and odor of sexual fluids.
A quick Google revealed more than 5,000 posts on the wonders that the pineapple can provide the vagina, several of which also mentioned benefits for semen.
How did I live 51 years without knowing this "fact?"
See, that's the problem. A lot of folks say this, but a search of PubMed revealed nothing about it. Pineapple contains some enzymes that can dilate the cervix, so you do pull up a few articles with "pineapple" and "vagina." Alas, none deal with odor, let alone flavor.
Google Scholar did reveal some publications. Most were books on natural remedies and the power of groceries against disease. Not a randomized double-blind controlled trial in sight.
I finally wandered over to Pork and Gin, a web site with lots of information about things we ingest. One of the contributors actually organized a study of 6 willing heterosexual couples who agreed to have one partner eat pineapple and the other to rate overall quality and sweetness of "sex wee" for a week (their term, not mine). No blinding, no randomization, and no control group. As a reviewer I would reject it, but right now it's all we've got.
The ratings overall increased by day 4-5 of pineapple consumption. Results for the increase were similar in the taste of shes and hes.
The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality, in more ways than I knew!
I also ran across something suggesting that Cool Ranch Doritos(R) make your vagina smell bad; you should always eat them with a pineapple juice chaser! No studies of any kind for this one; any volunteers for a little citizen science?