Patent: “Semen Taste-Enhancement Dietary Supplement”

Ever think being a “taste-tester” might be a good way to pick up a few extra bucks? Better read the fine print before signing up.

U.S. Patent No. 6,485,773 is a patent for an invention for a “semen taste-enhancement dietary supplement.”

This invention allegedly results in a “significant improvement to the taste of the male ejaculate by reducing its generally salty and/or bitter taste while also adding a pleasant flavor that is considered by 98.5% of all customers as very enjoyable.”

Marketing testing started with 27 couples of various lifestyles, all of who reported “significant semen-taste improvement.”

The secret ingredients include freeze-dried pineapple juice, broccoli powder, celery powder, strawberry powder and banana powder.

They’re not called Legal Oddities for nothing.

U.S. Patent No. 6,485,773, Nov. 26, 2002. Thanks to David Barman.

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Andrew Jay McClurg is a law professor whose teaching and research interests include tort law, products liability, legal education, privacy law and firearms policy. He holds the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
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