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How Alcohol Can Affect Sexual Performance (blogs.webmd.com)

How Alcohol Can Affect Sexual Performance

It’s the oldest of consumed concoctions – going back as far as 9,000 years with a beverage made of fermented rice. It’s a stress reliever, aphrodisiac, sterilizing agent, preservative, and ice breaker at parties. Yes, I’m talking about alcohol. And what a storied relationship it has had with us through the last several thousand years.

But let’s get down to the nitty gritty. How does alcohol affect sex and erections? Does it enhance or inhibit sex? The answer is that it does both. Having a drink or two can relieve stress and anxiety and make it easier to cold start a conversation. In this sense it can enhance sex drive and motivation, basically by peeling away the everyday stress that keeps the libido under wraps. And as alcohol weakens your conversation filters, you may end up saying things that you really feel without even realizing it.

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