Do Women Like Cum? 2022 Data on Semen Swallowing & Facials

We gathered all exciting facts and data about cum preferences, creampies, facials, and bukkake to answer the most common question among men: Do women like cum?

do women like cum

Creampies, facials, bukkake – we’ve all seen it in pornos, but do women actually like cum? Do these sexual practices exist exclusively for entertainment or is there genuine pleasure in having a man ejaculate on you?

No two people are the same, so there isn’t really a rule of thumb for cum. Men tend to prefer it more than women, but numbers vary depending on personal preference. 

Tragically, there isn’t a ton of research into cum preferences. However, we found a couple of studies and a large online survey that explain who likes cum, where they like it, and more. 

Here’s some data from our research:

  • One study found that 22.6% of female respondents claimed to have more intense orgasms when their male partners ejaculated during sex. 
  • A survey found that 42% of men prefer to cum on a woman’s face, but only 12.7% of women prefer this. 
  • Both women and men who watch porn frequently are more likely to prefer ejaculating on the female partner’s face. 
  • 50.3% of men think that women least prefer to have their partner ejaculate on their face. 
  • Over half of European women in one study said that their partner’s ejaculations were very important. 

Do Women Like Cum?

Ejaculation is different for everyone, and there is a myriad of sexual reasons to like or dislike cum. 

One study of European women found the following results:

  • A study of heterosexual European women found that the following percentages rated their partner’s ejaculations at varying levels of importance: (The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2018)1
    • Very Important – 50.43% of women
    • Important – 33.04% of women
    • Rather Important – 10.43% of women
    • Neither – 4.35% of women
    • Rather unimportant – 1.30% of women
    • Unimportant – 0.43% of women
    • Not at all important – 0.00% of women
  • 13.1% of women in the study said they felt that the quantity of ejaculation fluid was related to their own sexual attractiveness. (The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2018)1
  • 22.6% of women said they had a more intense orgasm when their partner ejaculated during vaginal sex. (The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2018)1

Spit or Swallow?

While many women do enjoy cum, they don’t all enjoy it the same way. While it isn’t necessarily true that spitters are quitters, one survey found that a slight majority prefer to swallow. 

Here’s a look at the data:

  • One survey found that 50.5% of women prefer to swallow when their partner cums in their mouth. (Bad Girls Bible, 2021)2
  • Women in the survey gave the following common reasons for wanting to swallow cum: (Bad Girls Bible, 2021)2
    • Finding themselves turned on
    • Doing it because it turns him on
    • Doing it because it pleases their partner
    • Sometimes because they like being submissive
    • Feeling empowered by it
    • Enjoying the taboo, kinky, or naughty aspect of swallowing
  • 49.5% of women in the survey said they prefer to spit when their partner ejaculates in their mouth. (Bad Girls Bible, 2021)2
  • 42% of men said swallowing was their favorite finish, while only 9% of women said the same. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
  • Women in the survey gave the following reasons for spitting cum instead of swallowing: (Bad Girls Bible, 2021)2
    • Taste and texture activated their gag reflex
    • Fear of choking on cum
    • Fear because they’d never done it before
    • They simply didn’t want to swallow

Where Do Men Cum the Most?

Men most often ejaculate in a woman’s vagina – there’s no surprise there. However, there are plenty of other places where they like to cum, even if they don’t do so every time. 

Here’s some data on where men tend to finish on their female partners:

  • One survey found the following percentages of men say they “sometimes” or “often” ejaculate in or on the following places: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • In her vagina – 92%
    • On her body – 74%
    • In her mouth – 54%
    • Elsewhere – 23%
  • These percentages of men reported recently ejaculating on the following body parts of their partners: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • Face – 16.0%
      • Forehead – 0.2%
      • Eyes – 0.3%
      • Cheeks – 1.8%
      • Lips – 10.0%
      • Rest of face – 3.7%
    • Neck – 0.3%
    • Chest – 23.7%
      • Breasts – 16.9%
        • Nipples – 5.8%
        • Rest of breasts – 11.1%
      • Rest of chest – 6.8%
    • Abdomen – 19.8%
      • Upper – 2.1%
      • Lower – 15.3%
        • Navel – 2.4%
    • Hands – 1.8%
    • Mons pubis – 24.3%
      • Vulva – 15.9%
      • Rest of mons pubis – 8.4%
    • Legs – 0.8%
      • Feet – 0.2%
      • Rest of legs – 0.6%
    • Back – 5.3%
      • Upper – 0.2%
      • Lower – 5.1%
    • Butt – 7.8%
      • Cheeks – 5.2%
      • Crack – 2.6%
  • Couples who had sex in the past week were over twice as likely to report ejaculation on the woman’s face or body than couples who reported sex 4-8 weeks ago. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
  • Bisexual individuals are over twice as likely (12.1%) as straight people (5%) to cum externally. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3

For more interesting sex studies and statistics, consider checking out this article.


Ejaculation Preferences: Men vs. Women

You might not be surprised to learn that men and women have different preferences on where the cum lands. Men are much more partial to cumming on a woman’s face, while women are more likely to prefer having their chests creamed. 

Here’s a look at the numbers:

  • Men prefer to ejaculate on these parts of their female partners: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • Face – 42.0%
      • Forehead – 0.9%
      • Eyes – 0.9%
      • Cheeks – 4.9%
      • Lips – 25.0%
      • Rest of face – 10.3%
    • Chest – 26.6%
      • Breasts – 19.6%
        • Nipples – 6.5%
        • Rest of breasts – 13.0%
      • Rest of chest – 7%
    • Abdomen – 7.4%
      • Upper – 1.6%
      • Lower – 5.8%
        • Navel – 1.6%
    • Mons pubis – 14.4%
      • Vulva – 9.9%
      • Rest of mons pubis – 4.5%
    • Back – 2%
      • Upper – 0.2%
      • Lower – 1.8%
    • Butt – 5.8%
      • Cheeks – 2.9%
      • Crack – 2.9%
    • Hands – 0.2%
    • Legs – 1.6%
      • Feet – 0.7%
      • Rest of legs – 0.9%

  • Women prefer their male partners to ejaculate on these parts of their bodies: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • Face – 12.7%
      • Forehead – 0.4%
      • Eyes – NIL
      • Cheeks – 3.9%
      • Lips – 6.2%
      • Rest of face – 2.2%
    • Chest – 37.1%
      • Breasts – 23.1%
        • Nipples – 4.8%
        • Rest of breasts – 18.3%
      • Rest of chest – 14.0%
    • Abdomen – 12.2%
      • Upper – 1.7%
      • Lower – 10.5%
        • Naval – 1.3%
    • Mons pubis – 23.6%
      • Vulva – 11.9%
      • Rest of mons pubis – 11.8%
    • Back – 5.7%
      • Upper – 2.6%
      • Lower – 3.1%
    • Butt – 7%
      • Cheeks – 5.7%
      • Crack – 1.3%
    • Hands – 1.3%
    • Legs – 0.4%
      • Feet – 0%
      • Rest of legs – 0.4%
  • 91% of men and 63% of women find that consensually ejaculating on a woman or being ejaculated on a man is a turn-on. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3

Do Americans Like Facials?

Are facials just for porn, or do women enjoy them? Oddly enough, both men and women seem to enjoy facials more depending on how much porn they watch. 

Here’s the data on facials:

  • A survey found that men were 3.3 times more likely (42%) to prefer cumming on a woman’s face than women were (12.7%) to prefer having their faces cum on.  (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
  • 23% of men and 1.6% of women who have never experienced an ejaculation in the female’s mouth say it turns them on the most. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
  • Porn use seems to increase the likelihood of loving facials; these percentages of men and women who prefer to ejaculate on (or be ejaculated on) the face watch porn with the following frequency: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • Watch porn 14 to 30 days a month:
      • Men – 50%
      • Women – 38%
    • Watch porn zero to four days a month
      • Men – 35%
      • Women – 8%
    • In a steady relationship
      • Men – 45%
      • Women – 19%
    • Married
      • Men – 40%
      • Women – 5%
    • All men and women
      • Men – 42%
      • Women – 13%
  • Being married or in a long-term relationship (especially for women) reduces the chance of preferring a facial. The more porn men watch, the more likely they are to prefer facials. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3

Cum Preference by Age

Lots of things change with age, including where the semen lands. While younger couples go for vaginal ejaculation, their cum preferences drift to other body parts with age. 

Here’s a breakdown of where different age groups like to ejaculate:

  • 18 to 24-year-olds are most likely to finish on a woman’s body or face and least likely to finish in her vagina. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
  • Here’s a breakdown by age of where American men say that they “sometimes” or “often” ejaculate on their partner: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • 18-24 years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 87%
      • On the woman’s body – 82%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 56%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 20%
    • 25-29 years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 21%
      • On the woman’s body – 59%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 80%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 88%
    • 30-34 years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 29%
      • On the woman’s body – 50%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 74%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 93%
    • 35-39 years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 25%
      • On the woman’s body – 50%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 71%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 95%
    • 40-44 years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 20%
      • On the woman’s body – 54%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 68%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 93%
    • 45-49 years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 21%
      • On the woman’s body – 59%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 71%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 94%
    • 50-54 years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 18%
      • On the woman’s body – 58%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 74%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 95%
    • 55+ years old
      • In the women’s vagina (with or without birth control) – 14%
      • On the woman’s body – 59%
      • In the woman’s mouth (spit or swallowed) – 69%
      • Elsewhere (not on or in the woman) – 93%

  • Here are the percentages of men, by age, who say they ejaculate in their partner’s vagina without birth control: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • 18-to 24-year-olds – 6%
    • 25- to 35-year-olds – 27%
    • 35- to 44-year-olds – 36%
    • 45- to 54-year-olds – 50%
  • From ages 18 to 55, people enjoy external ejaculations; the rate of at least occasionally doing an external cum shot at these ages never falls below 69%. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
  • An average American man (mean age 38) in a long-term relationship has a 40% chance of preferring to facial his female partner if he doesn’t watch porn. If he watches porn 20 times per month, this chance increases to 50.1%. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020) 3
  • An average American woman (mean age 37) in a long-term relationship has a 12.3% chance of preferring to receive a facial from her male partner. If she watches porn 20 times per month, this chance increases to 53.8%. (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3

Cum Preference by Relationship Length

Like many sexual acts, external ejaculation sort of loses its flavor the longer two people stay together. While men and women seem turned on by it at the beginning of their relationships, this fades a bit as their relationship progresses. 

  • These percentages of American men and women (organized by length of their relationship) feel turned on by external ejaculation: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • Up to one year
      • Men – 94%
      • Women – 79%
    • Five years in
      • Men – 92%
      • Women – 69%
    • At 10 years
      • Men – 89%
      • Women – 57%
    • At 15 years
      • Men – 87%
      • Women – 45%

How Does Porn Affect Cum Preference?

Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? When it comes to porn, life imitates art. Porn affects how people choose to experiment or enjoy the male orgasm during sex. 

These data points show how porn affects cum preferences:

  • Here’s a breakdown of the percentages of men and women who’ve had their cum preferences affected by porn: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • Where men and women recently saw a man ejaculate in porn:
      • Hair (front) – 1.0%
      • Face – 48.5%
        • Forehead – 2.9%
        • Eyes – 1.4%
        • Cheeks – 9.1%
        • Lips – 21.1%
        • Rest of face – 14.0%
      • Chest – 14.0%
        • Breasts – 8.6%
          • Nipples – 2.9%
          • Rest of breasts – 5.7%
        • Rest of chest – 5.5%
      • Abdomen – 7.5%
        • Upper – 1.5%
        • Lower – 6.0%
          • Navel – 1.0%
      • Mons Pubis – 7.0%
        • Vulva – 4.3%
        • Rest of mons pubis – 2.7%
      • Legs – 2.4%
        • Feet – 0.5%
        • Rest of legs – 1.9%
      • Hair (back) – 0.7%
      • Back – 4.3%
        • Lower – 3.1%
        • Upper – 1.2%
      • Arms – 1.0%
        • Hands – 0.7%
        • Rest of arms – 0.3%
      • Butt – 13.2%
        • Cheeks – 8.9%
        • Crack – 4.3%

    • Where men think women least like it
      • Hair (front) – 9.2%
      • Face – 50.3%
        • Forehead – 13.7%
        • Eyes – 1.6%
        • Cheeks – 8.5%
        • Lips – 9.7%
        • Rest of face – 17.1%
      • Chest – 6.1%
        • Breasts – 3.6%
          • Nipples – 0.4%
          • Rest of breasts – 3.1%
        • Rest of chest – 2.5%
      • Abdomen – 4.3%
        • Upper – 1.3%
        • Lower – 2.9%
          • Navel – 0.9%
      • Mons Pubis – 8.8%
        • Vulva – 6.7%
        • Rest of mons pubis – 2.0%
      • Legs – 7.0%
        • Feet – 0.4%
        • Rest of legs – 6.6%
      • Hair (back) – 2.7%
      • Back – 2.9%
        • Lower – 1.6%
        • Upper – 1.3%
      • Arms – 1.6%
        • Hands – 1.1%
        • Rest of arms – 0.5%
      • Butt – 7.0%
        • Cheeks – 4.0%
        • Crack – 2.9%

    • Where women think men most like it
      • Hair (front) – 0%
      • Face – 35.1%
        • Forehead – 1.3%
        • Eyes – 0.9%
        • Cheeks – 6.1%
        • Lips – 18.2%
        • Rest of face – 8.7%
      • Chest – 31.6%
        • Breasts – 19.0%
          • Nipples – 5.2%
          • Rest of breasts – 13.9%
        • Rest of chest – 12.6%
      • Abdomen – 6.5%
        • Upper – 1.3%
        • Lower – 5.2%
          • Navel – 0.9%
      • Mons Pubis – 10.8%
        • Vulva – 5.2%
        • Rest of mons pubis – 5.6%
      • Legs – 3.0%
        • Feet – 0.9%
        • Rest of legs – 2.1%
      • Hair (back) – 0%
      • Back – 3.9%
        • Lower – 2.6%
        • Upper – 1.3%
      • Arms – 0.9%
        • Hands – 0.9%
        • Rest of arms – 0%
      • Butt – 7.8%
        • Cheeks – 3.9%
        • Crack – 3.9%

Feminism and Cum Preferences

Some people speculate that the fascination with facials comes from degradation. This may or may not be true, but feminists and non-feminists have different opinions on facials. 

  • Here are the percentages of feminist and non-feminist men and women who feel certain ways about external ejaculation on the face: (Bad Girls Bible, 2020)3
    • Where they or their partner ejaculates has been inspired by porn:
      • Feminist men – 67%
      • Non-feminist men – 66%
      • Feminist women – 44%
      • Non-feminist women – 41%
    • On the woman’s face is their preferred place to ejaculate or be ejaculated on externally:
      • Feminist men – 50%
      • Non-feminist men – 38%
      • Feminist women – 14%
      • Non-feminist women – 9%
    • A man ejaculating on a woman’s face is degrading, even in a consensual context:
      • Feminist men – 16%
      • Non-feminist men – 29%
      • Feminist women – 21%
      • Non-feminist women – 31%

Conclusion

Ejaculation can happen in any position, and fluid can end up just about anywhere. Where people want the cum to go varies by age, sex, values, and other factors. 

Porn tends to increase the desire for men and women to enjoy a facial, but different people prefer to get cum on all different parts of their bodies. The largest percentage of men prefer the face, while women lean toward the chest area. 

Facials – or other cum preferences – may be considered degrading. If you’re into degradation, that’s absolutely fine; many people enjoy feeling pleasure in the “naughtiness” of an act. As long as it’s consensual, it doesn’t matter where cum lands, but it’s safe to say that many women enjoy it.

Footnotes

  1. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2018. A study of sexual behavior in 240 sexually active heterosexual women in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
  2. Bad Girls Bible, 2021. A survey of 97 women on their behaviors during oral sex and why they choose to spit or swallow semen.
  3. Bad Girls Bible, 2020. A study of 740 men’s and women’s preferences on oral sexual behaviors, including whether or not to spit or swallow semen.
Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore (she/her) is our resident sex expert at SexualAlpha. She’s a certified sex therapist with a Ph.D. in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Aliyah is a proud Black, bi-sexual femme passionate about empowering minority voices to embrace their sexuality and identity. She loves to write about everything sexual wellness and gives no-nonsense sex and relationship advice.

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