The idea that wine works as a love potion have been around long, from the Bible to popular music. Alcohol is thought to relax your mind, make you hot, and get you ready for action. Does alcohol, on the other hand, have an aphrodisiac effect? Is it possible to have beer goggles? Will drinking improve your orgasms or make you too drunk to orgasm? Here’s how alcohol impacts your sexual urges, arousal, and effectiveness in the bedroom. The idea that too much alcohol can destroy your desire is supported by anecdotal and scientific proof, but that doesn’t stop the media from promoting it as a libido booster. Is there any merit to the claim that a few pints of beer might make you a better lover, or is it another sex story? Alcohol is linked to improved sexual drive, increased arousal, enhanced orgasm, and a lowering of sexual inhibitions. In terms of marketing, alcohol has a long history of being associated with romance and sex. Alcohol has been related to an increase in hazardous sexual behaviors, leading to unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Why do media pieces focus on the good relationship between sex and alcohol, and what do the academic studies underlying the media stories tell people, given these contradicting effects. Consuming beer can result in four unique enhancements in the sexual encounter for men: Delayed ejaculation, Increased libido, and erections of greater intensity. A boost in sexual stamina. Beer can improve your general health, making you sluggish in bed. The third argument that alcohol enhances sexual stamina, is the only one to cite a peer-reviewed scientific publication. In women, moderate alcohol use raises testosterone levels, although not in men. This could indicate that alcohol boosts women’s libido by causing a brief spike in the male sex hormone. Hormone levels rise when men and women consume either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Alcohol increases testosterone in women but not in men. When the effects of medication and the menstrual cycle affect hormone levels are considered. The vodka is marketed exclusively to women, with claims made about alcohol’s capacity to boost female libido: Sexual behavior while alcohol expectations can also influence intoxication. Assuming consuming alcohol improves sexual desire can result in sexual arousal while intoxicated. Expectations about alcohol use are a crucial component of any study looking into the effects of alcohol on any behavior. Research must examine the influence of both direct and indirect pharmaceutical effects. Benefits of Alcohol This is great news for males who enjoy a beer. Beer may result in positive outcomes. According to McCarthy & Metz (2017), beer has several advantages that help men stay in bed longer and increase performance. However, beer enthusiasts should drink in moderation to get the benefits of the beers in the bedroom. Premature ejaculation can be delayed by drinking. Alcohol contains phytoestrogens, which overburden the body and have been shown to postpone orgasm. Darker beers can also be used as an aphrodisiac, increasing desire and resulting in longer, stronger erections. According to Scrimshaw (1991), the iron in darker beer aids the production of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout the body. This boosts circulation and results in a more powerful erection. Drinking beer helps improve sexual stamina. According to Lindberg & Amsterdam (2008), in comparison to non-drinkers, 31% of moderate beer drinkers had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. The study above also noted that beer drinkers are less likely to experience heart problems, strokes, or heart disease. Beer can help maintain your heart healthy and provide you with increased cardiac endurance when combined with exercise. Men are less likely to feel lethargic during sex after a cool drink because probiotics and vitamin B in beer boost overall health and relax the stomach. Effects in Females Alcohol could have various effects on your sex life if you have a vagina. It helps boost sexual desire. A few drinks may increase arousal, but it’s not definite. In females, drinking alcohol raises testosterone levels. This male sex hormone influences sex drive. It could be one of the reasons why women report having higher sexual desire after drinking. There’s also a sense of anticipation. Drinking is commonly associated with lessened inhibitions and feeling sexy and more confident. It’s self-fulfilling. You’ll get lucky if you expect to be while drinking. It can raise and diminish sexual arousal. While some ladies may be more interested in sex after a few drinks, this does not indicate that their bodies will be. According to Norris et al. (2009), too much alcohol has a detrimental physiological effect and reduces genital sensitivity, although alcohol may make women feel aroused. Moderation is important for alcohol and sex. The more alcohol you consume, the worse your genital reaction and physical arousal become. Effects in Males It can cause ejaculation to be delayed. Drinking a couple of beers is unlikely to stop you from ejaculating, but consuming excessively can. Drinking to excess might result in delayed ejaculation, which occurs when it takes more than 30 minutes to reach orgasm and ejaculate after sexual stimulation. It can not be able to ejaculate at all for some people. A little beer may leave you hornier. Males, like females, may notice an increase in sex drive and arousal after one or two drinks. One drink or two can make you feel sweltering if you’re above 190 pounds. More than that makes your desire for sex and capability to get an erection plummet. Drinking Alcohol Before Sex Alcohol affects the central nervous system, slowing down the brain activity required for orgasm. As a result, a modest level of alcohol may aid in the prolongation of ejaculation. Conclusion Drinking alcohol before sex can have both positive and negative on your sexual drive and performance. Moderate drinking can result in a better sexual experience while heavy drinking can derail your sexual affairs. However, to enhance physical bonding, make the encounter more memorable, and avoid any risks. Engage in sex when sober to enjoy sexual pleasures with your partner. References Lindberg, M. L., & Amsterdam, E. A. (2008). Alcohol, wine, and cardiovascular health. Clinical Cardiology: An International Indexed and Peer‐Reviewed Journal for Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, 31(8), 347-351. McCarthy, B. W., & Metz, M. E. (2017). Men’s sexual health: fitness for satisfying sex. Routledge. Norris, J., Stoner, S. A., Hessler, D. M., Zawacki, T., Davis, K. C., George, W. H., … & Abdallah, D. A. (2009). Influences of sexual sensation seeking, alcohol consumption, and sexual arousal on women’s behavioral intentions related to having unprotected sex. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(1), 14. Scrimshaw, N. S. (1991). Iron deficiency. Scientific American, 265(4), 46-53.