Flavored lube and anosmia?

Flavored lube and anosmia?

Kinkyquing Kinkyquing
(Hope this is the right place to post this).

I've discovered that I need extra lubrication to really enjoy someone going down on me. Because of this, I'm considering buying some flavored lubes (I have one,a small bottle of WET's Natural Strawberry), but thought that before I invest in a bigger bottle/more flavors I should ask this question....

I know that the flavors in a lot of lubes are scent dependent. This said, my primary partner doesn't have a sense of smell (never has). Drinks like tea and coffee taste just like water to her because she can't experience the aroma. So I was wondering--is the flavor in flavored lubes so scent dependent that getting anymore would likely be a waste of money?
08/26/2010
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P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Kinkyquing
(Hope this is the right place to post this).

I've discovered that I need extra lubrication to really enjoy someone going down on me. Because of this, I'm considering buying some flavored lubes (I have one,a small bottle of WET's ...
Most people with anosmia have no sense of smell. Most of them can taste basic Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty, and Savory. For instance, chicken tastes just like turkey, which tastes just like tender beef. Chocolate, strawberry, any flavor of ice cream taste identical. Most soda pop is indistinguishable, unless one has more "fizziness" than an other. But nothing beyond that, they usually choose their food by the sweet/sour/savory/salt y/bitter quantities and of course, usually by texture.

Nothing with a flavor goes beyond these 5 basics for anosmiatics. No food, no drink, usually nothing. However, anosmatics can usually tell "HOT" or pepperminty or alcohol, because of the sensation on their mouths. My guess is that unless it has a FEEL, like tingling or warming, she's not going to "taste" anything other than sweet, bitter, sour or salty in a lube. Their tastes work just like food and drink, unless they have a "sensation."

The flavors in lubes are food safe flavorings, so my guess is they would only taste sweet or bitter depending on the lube, no "strawberry" or "cherry" although she might be able to sense something with peppermint oil or an other "sensation" flavoring.

A good lube, though, even if it isn't flavored is always worth the money. You may want to just stick with whatever works best for your and her lubrication needs.
08/26/2010
Iskandur Iskandur
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Most people with anosmia have no sense of smell. Most of them can taste basic Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty, and Savory. For instance, chicken tastes just like turkey, which tastes just like tender beef. Chocolate, strawberry, any flavor of ice cream ...
As someone born with anosmia, I think you are overstating the degree to which we lack the ability to perceive taste. I can certainly differentiate flavors, likely not to the same extent that those who can smell can, but it is nowhere near as limited as you indicate. I grant you I have never tried to taste a lube, flavored or not, so I cannot speak to that.

You might try some of the organic lubes that claim to be flavor neutral.
09/16/2010
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