So, you think being drunk makes your sex better? You’re wrong. Most people think that drunk sex is good sex, maybe they think this because they can’t remember it—or maybe to them any sex is good sex. A new study shows what alcohol really does to your sexy life and it isn’t pretty. First, alcohol is a depressant. It decreases your breathing, circulation, and overall sensitivity of nerve endings. In case you didn’t know all three of those things are really important for an orgasm. Next up, dehydration! You know when you wake up after a hard night of partying and you pound any liquid you can get your hands on? That’s because you are so dehydrated, dying of dehydration is like a hangover that kills you. Why does that matter? Sexual arousal needs blood. For men it means an erection and for women it means lube, if you don’t have enough water in your body the blood flow has a harder time and sometimes can’t complete the cycle.
Some will say that alcohol will put you in the mood and one or two drinks certainly can get you feeling all warm and tingly but any more than that and you start getting the dehydration and depressant action with means—no sex action. Large amounts of alcohol or long term consumption means fewer excretions too. What’s worse? You can get an erection but 11% of the time you won’t be able to fire that missile, this doesn’t make you an extraordinary lover it makes women bored and your balls blue.
Next time you head out to the bar thinking that you’re getting your mojo going, remember two or three drinks is key.