Dear Bearded Confidant,

I have a spit fetish and I love it. I really love the smell of spit from guys I find attractive from mild to foul smelly spit, which is the reason why I have this fetish. Are there guys who have spit fetish for the same reasons as mine? I can't seem to find a forum about guys who like it for this reason, but I'm sure there a lot of them out there. I just don't know where to look. Also, what is your view on this and would you engage or do you have this fetish. Is it something that should be appreciated or not? Lastly, what do you think of morning spit (it's so hot!)? I would really love to hear what you have to say about it.

Dear Kal,

Nothing could be more natural than a fetish for the original sex lube that we call spit. Since ancient times, spit has been equated with masculine potency. A man's spit is symbolically associated with his semen, just as the tongue is associated with the penis (because, of course, they're both probing organs that drip lustily). Spit is an incredibly positive secretion, regarded for thousands of years as a healing balm, a protection against misfortune, and a bringer of good luck. Quite famously, the Bible tells of Jesus using his saliva to heal a blind man, and quite commonly workmen will spit on their hands before beginning a new job even as gamblers will spit on their dice so as to ensure success. It's true that a man may spit in contempt of something, but the positive attributions far outweigh the negative. "Mouth watering" means "delicious" and a salivating mouth signifies a hunger, so it's easy to see why so many guys fetishize spit as the liquid embodiment of manly desire.

You mentioned loving the smell of spit, and that's not at all surprising: saliva carries pheromones, the chemicals that convey sex hormones. The smell of spit is absolutely an aphrodisiac, just as the smells of cum, sweat, and piss make men horny. Frankly, we wouldn't wish to imagine a single erotic encounter that didn't reek of every body fluid.

We've previously explored the subject of spit feeding/eating here, if you're interested. Meanwhile, to answer your question more directly — the smell, the flavor, and the texture of spit absolutely should be appreciated and celebrated.