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Advisor: I’m Worried about Swallowing Too Much of My Boyfriend’s … Protein

Advisor: I’m Worried about Swallowing Too Much of My Boyfriend’s … Protein: JLT


I recently had my bloodwork done and learned I have an overabundance of protein. My doctor prescribed medication to control it. However, I frequently perform oral sex on my boyfriend, and I’m concerned the protein in his semen could be harmful to me. Should I stop swallowing?C.C., Columbia, New Jersey

To paraphrase Mick Jagger in the Rolling Stones song “Some Girls,” your boyfriend just doesn’t have that much jam. The recommended daily allowance of protein for a woman is 46 grams. The average ejaculation produces less than a gram of protein, about the same as half an egg white. So keep taking your medication. And if you’re still worried, you could just cut back on the omelets.

This question is from the JAN/FEB 2014 issue of Playboy. To read the rest of this Advisor column, click here.

For answers to reasonable questions relating to food and drink, fashion and taste, and sex and dating, write the Playboy Advisor, 9346 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, or email The most interesting and pertinent questions will be presented in these pages each month.

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