What are The Pros and Cons of Alcohol and Sex?

There is a very interesting relationship between alcohol and sex. For many, though certainly not all, sex drive goes up. However, for many, their sexual performance will go down. But what are the positive and negative effects of drinking alcohol before you have sex?

Group of friends drinking alcohol

Pros

Firstly, let’s take a look at the positives.

It Gets Rid of Shyness

Shyness is something that holds people back. However, with alcohol, inhibitions are eased and you find it easier to meet people on a night out, which can lead to sex.

Once in the bedroom, people can try new things which they may not have the guts to do without a drink. This can open them up to new experiences which they can take with them through life.

It Helps With Premature Ejaculation

Although alcohol isn’t a proper treatment for premature ejaculation, it can help ease mild forms by making you last a bit longer. Obviously too much will make you struggle to cum, but a mild dose may well help.

Cons

To be fair, that is pretty much the end of the positives. Now lets take a look at the negatives.

It Helps You Make Bad Decisions

With alcohol, you may be encouraged to have sex with the wrong person, or you may forget or choose not to have safe sex. This can lead to at best embarrassment, and at worst STI’s or unwanted pregnancy. The way it negatively effects your decision making process can’t be overplayed.

Brewers Droop

A little bit of alcohol can be OK, but too much can mean it is hard for you to well, get hard. You may want to have sex, but not having a hard penis may make that difficult.

Reduced Sex Drive

Though someone having a drink can increase their sex drive, if someone drinks regularly, it can actually decrease. This happens for both men and women, so if your sex life is going downhill in a relationship, maybe check how much you are drinking.

Consent Becomes Unclear

Maybe most worryingly, if people have too much to drink, consent becomes unclear. The law is quite firm on how seriously drunk you have to be before you can’t make a decision to have sex, but I will say that there are many people who though they not meet that definition, feel they have maybe been taken advantage of.

Also when it comes to sexual positions, drink gets rid of inhibitions, so sometimes people don’t actually ask to do certain actions. Guys may stick their penis in the woman’s mouth, or instead of doing doggy, go for anal. In a drunken state they feel like that that spontaneity is like something from a porn film, but in the real world it can cause a lot of upset and distress.

Escorts and Alcohol

It is for that last reason that escorts won’t see clients if they are drunk. They have no idea how the client will act, or even if they will be violent. Therefore if you turn up to see an escort when drunk, then you will get turned away. Safety is everything for escorts, so remember that before your pre-meeting pint turns into four.

Finally

In the end, some alcohol can be OK, but too much is extremely bad. It is up to the individual how much they have before a sexual encounter. Most find their ‘level’ after a few years drinking, but for those who do go over the top, they are really missing out on how fun sex can be.

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Martin Ward

Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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