Today I was reading a romance novel and got to the steamy sex scene.
The woman is all hot and bothered as the guy is running his tongue across her body. He gets to her waist and makes certain to delve his tongue into her belly button (which, of course, is situated just perfectly in her flat tummy, which is sunken because she is lying down in ecstasy).
This made me wonder exactly how a belly button tastes. I cannot be all that good, because sometimes, belly buttons smell. Or they have some weird waxy liquid in them with the scent of rotten garbage.
For some reason, fictional characters never run into stinky belly buttons. These outies and innies always taste great and are situated just perfectly on the body. Whether appetizer, dinner or dessert, the belly button is a harbinger of steamy sex in today’s books.
In real life, of course, we have to deal with stinky, waxy belly buttons, which probably don’t taste that great or entice us to linger in the stomach area.
What is the cause of the stinky belly button?
According to this Associated Content article, it can be water or baby powder trapped inside or stomach odors leaking out (YUCK!). If you want to control it, then use deoderant or rubbing alcohol.
Can you imagine your protagonist dipping his tongue into his lady’s belly button only to taste deoderant?
Now THAT would be interesting.0