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Is Alcohol Affecting Your Sex Life?

You really think you’ll have better sex if you’ll be drunk?

Is alcohol affecting your sex life

Let’s Imagine! You spot a beautiful girl dancing on the floor while you’re sitting on the bar counter enjoying that glass of whiskey. You went to the club just to grab that one shot to get rid of the work tiredness and stress but now sitting there and watching her is another reason to gulp down a few more glasses of alcohol. Now, you gather all your courage and go to her to ask for a dance or maybe share a beer. To your surprise, she agrees and you guys end up having few beers. The alcohol consumption has exceeded the regular mark for you. With nice music, romantic light setting and effect of alcohol, you two start feeling each other. The alcohol driving you both crazy and the lust on its peak, you end up in a room with the intention to have consented sex.

In this situation, there are few scenarios one must think about. Starting from, did they really wanted to have sex or is it the effect of alcohol? Will this sexual act be more pleasurable compared to when they would have been sober? Is an emotional connection not needed before sex and lastly how will the morning after this night be? Will they regret whatever happened last night or will they be too cool to accept and move on in life?

Answers to all these questions vary from person to person. We are living in a one night, hook-up and flings age, where people are more concerned about deriving sexual pleasure more than emotional intimacy. The clubbing nights usually end up being between the sheets for most of the young lots. However, there still exists a good percentage who believes in having emotional bonding and then having sex. That’s why we said, the answers or the views regarding the above-mentioned scenarios differ for every person.

Now, let’s talk about alcohol and sex effects and know if alcohol affecting your sex life or does it help in having great sex.

Alcohol and Sex Effects

Like everything has its merits and demerits, so does alcohol and sex. But yes, the amount of alcohol consumption and the way your body reacts & handles it also plays an important role.

Good Facts About Alcohol And Sex

  • Alcohol helps in feeling confident and relaxed.
  • Under the impression of alcohol, people tend to talk freely and not being shy. It makes it easier for them to approach the other gender and have a good chat.
  • Alcohol can be your resort to social awkwardness. It may calm your mind and let you enjoy and be in the moment.
  • A good chat or acquaintance and alcohol can help you have those mushy talks and discussions on all the topics which people generally don’t talk about in public, which can end up being on the bed too.
  • With a few pegs down, people feel more romantic and connected to the other gender that it makes it easy for them to have sex.

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Bad Effects of Alcohol And Sex

  • You may end up having unconsented and unprotected sex.
  • The chances of unwanted pregnancy and transmission of disease increase when one has sex under the effect of alcohol.
  • You may regret the decision of making out the next morning or whenever the effect of alcohol will go.
  • Men can take undue advantage of women who are under the influence of alcohol. Such women can be sexually assaulted. Men can have sex with them without their consent.
  • Alcohol affects the health and people face issues in having erection or orgasms. 

Is Alcohol Affecting Your Sex Life?

alcohol affecting sex life

To be honest, the internet is filled with numerous studies and theories about sex and alcohol. One can actually do good research work on this topic and get paid. The question, does alcohol hamper sex life or not is quite debatable. Some of the health experts say, beer is good as it helps in delayed ejaculation, enhanced male and female libido, increase stamina and have an intense erection. On the contrary, a few of the theories and practical experiences shared by the people say alcohol has led to no or bad sex life. Have you ever heard of a term called, “whiskey penis”? Yes, it means when the soldier is just not in a mood to be on duty, all thanks to alcohol.

Erectile dysfunction is caused when men consume too much alcohol. The brain and nervous system when under the effect of excessive alcohol affects the penis, sexual arousal and orgasm. Women having too much alcohol either become more active and demanding in bed or just pass out after one round or even before. Women who demand an extra level of pleasure in having sex after alcohol may lead to their partner into the mental hit of not being able to satisfy them – at times, hitting their ego hard than the mind.

Impact of Weed/ Marijuana on Your Sex Life? 

With the influence of alcohol, at times, couples don’t enjoy or indulge in foreplay which decreases sexual pleasure. Though, this rush of lust and hormones of having sex is dangerous as the couples may have unprotected sex. The internet is filled with questions from such people asking “what to do as we had unprotected sex last night? Will I get pregnant because he ejaculated outside just at the right moment? I took the pill but I am still scared, which is the best contraceptive pill to be taken to ensure 100% no pregnancy” and god knows what all questions. Many of these questions and situations are born when people have sex after consuming a good amount of alcohol and their mind loses control.

Hence, it is important to keep a check on alcohol consumption to have a great time in bed and with someone you actually like or want. Alcohol, if taken in decent quantity with the purpose of just loosen up and get rid of that shyness in front of your partner then the act can be enjoyable.


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Written by Gerry Kolar

Gerry Kolar writes about sexual health and relationships for Foxamour. She has 8 years of experience in writing. She is also involved in counselling people with sexual health issues and chronical depression.


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