Going through high school and college there were various whispers among women in the know about improving your oral sex technique. There are several reasons you may want to give a better blow job—and it's not because you're looking 101 ways to please your man.
Oral sex is extremely intimate. It's even been considered taboo at some points in history. And since some women don’t give blow jobs all that often, it's only natural that you'd be nervous, or want guidance. If you don't feel confident when engaged in such a personal activity you're less likely to enjoy it. And if you don't enjoy it, the act can't bring you closer to your partner, which is, after all, a large part of why people have sex.
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In this Love Buzzer's youth people said that if you put a lifesaver in your mouth while going down on a guy he'd feel a whole new sensation. Other version we've heard include an Altoid or a cough drop. All three were supposed to produce the same result: an added tingle created by the mint or active ingredient in the cough drop. One thing that no one ever mentioned, though, was that a sucking candy produces saliva, a necessary component of oral sex.
A new product is trying to take this idea and sell it. Sixty Nine Wet Head is basically Listerine PocketPaks redesigned for sex: translucent strips that at first seem like plastic, but dissolve when placed on your tongue. The Listerine version is supposed to kill germs. The sex version promises "one little strip on your tongue will turn your mouth into a juicy wet haven. With a mouth so moist you'll have your partner spinning from your newfound talent." We get the idea, but does it work? And do you really need it?
Two Love Buzzers tried the cinnamon version and it made our mouths wet all right, but it tasted like chemicals and induced that face you make after you bite a lemon. One of us said that it was stuck in a lump under her tongue. The other said that it dissolved, but it tasted like a Listerine strip that had passed its expiration date.
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The truth is, you don't need an artificial saliva generator to enjoy a great blow job. Your mouth should get wet on its own, and if it doesn't, it's probably better not to force the issue. Just cuddle up to your man and use your mouth for something else—kissing, eating, or discussing how great it is to be with someone who understands that sex doesn't always work out as planned.