How alcohol can affect your sex life?

Alcohol is something that we all love to consume.  Some drink alcohol daily in a measured amount, some drink it occasionally or some drink it without any control. The bottom line is that alcohol has become more or less our daily life partner. Without alcohol, we do not feel joy, happiness or relief from stress and anxiety. That is the reason that makes alcohol so popular among people.

We love to be in a state where all inhibitions are out of the window, we love the feeling of living in the present and above all, we all love to have a moment away from gut-wrenching stress and anxiety. The thing is though we like to drink alcohol, it is a proven fact that daily consumption of alcohol can affect your body, your sex life. While the term ‘affect’ can be both negative and positive, we will dive into the matter of how alcohol positively or negatively affects our sex life.

Alcohol and sex:

From ancient times, alcohol is treated as responsible for being some kind of love potion that makes people horny and aroused. Even the term ‘beer goggles’ has been coined to describe a pattern of feeling after one has had alcohol seeing every people attractive. Does that mean alcohol has an aphrodisiac effect on us?

Even various sexual myths have been related to alcohol. Some believe that consuming alcohol makes you orgasm better or it heightens your sexual performance. So, you will now handle this matter by giving importance to every loose thread that is related to the topic of alcohol and sex.

Positive effects of consuming alcohol:

As we have mentioned earlier, alcohol can both positively and negatively affect our sex life. So now we will just go through the facts of how drinking alcohol in a moderate amount can positively affect your sex life.

  • Alcohol lowers our inhibitions, stress, and anxiety:

It is true that in our sane mind we are always restricted from our inhibitions. These inhibitions restrict us from being sexual, being open to sexuality. Moderate consumption of alcohol lowers our inhibitions and fears or anxiety along with it. It initiates our basic instincts and thus induces sex.

  • Helps us focus on the present:

Alcohol has a depressant quality which slows our neurons down temporarily. As a result of that, we start to focus on our present and start not to worry about our future. As a satisfactory level of sex requires us to focus on the present, consuming alcohol just helps us to be that relaxed person.

  • Beer goggles:

As we have said earlier, it is somehow a proven fact that we get attracted to another person more when we are under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol reduces our judgements thus helps us in getting attracted to other people. Getting along well with other people and being attracted to them just primly induces sex.

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Negative effects of consuming alcohol:

Alcohol is consumed by both males and females. Weekend parties or friends’ birthdays are those places where both males and females get a little loose by drinking enough alcohol. Of course, consuming alcohol affects the sexual life of both males and females. That is why first we will now discuss how consuming alcohol affects ladies.

Negative effects on females:

  • Orgasms are hard to get:

Excessive drinking can tamper the blood flow down there. That means it takes longer to achieve orgasm and even when the orgasm is achieved it is just less intense.

  • It is harder to get wet down there:

When you are aroused and sober, your body makes you prepare for sex by increasing the flow of blood down there. It makes your vagina swelled and lubricated. As excessive drinking slows down neurological responses, it interferes with the blood flow makes your vagina dry and less swell.

Negative effects on men:

  • Erectile dysfunction: 

Yes, the lemon squeezing topic. As there are various causes of erectile dysfunction in men, the consumption of excessive alcohol is the prime one among them. Alcohol slows down neurological responses. So, your brain fails to send your body the signal to fill your penis with proper blood flow. This makes it harder for your penis to get erect and results in erectile dysfunction.

  • Premature ejaculation:

Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are interrelated. One is the cause or effect of another. Alcohol interferes with your brain’s signal. Your brain fails to send your body proper signal to erect your penis. Yet you are feeling aroused. Thus, the combination of feeling aroused and not getting proper erection results in premature ejaculation or sometimes no ejaculation at all during intercourse.

  • Shrinkage of the penis:

The size of the penis has always been the topic of insecurity for men. Now you will be more insecure by knowing the fact that daily excessive consumption of alcohol makes your penis shrink. The main cause of it is a no brainer. Again, alcohol interferes with your brain’s signal, thus resulting in the reduced flow of blood in your penis or shorter length of the penis.

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Negative effect on both men and women:

  • Reduced sex drive:

Consuming excessive alcohol daily can negatively affect both male and female sex life by reducing their libido or the urge to have sex. Our libido gets suppressed because our body fails to produce a proper amount of sex hormones due to excessive drinking of alcohol.

  • Infertility:

Infertility has now become a raging issue for both males and females. While there are numerous causes responsible for infertility in both men and women, consuming excessive alcohol has become just one of those causes.  In men, it tampers with the production of sperm or healthy sperm in men resulting in infertility in men.

In the case of the female body, drinking excessive alcohol interferes with their menstrual cycle and thus resulting in creating problems in the ovulating process. A problem with the ovulating process means a problem with the fertility of women.

So, the bottom line that you can easily assume that drinking alcohol in a moderate amount daily or occasionally can cause no harm to your body. But excessive consumption of it can genuinely hamper your whole sex life.

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