We can all agree that drinking a little alcohol can help calm bedroom nervousness. In fact, it can also help you get in the mood and feel more confident in bed.

But is it healthy to rely on alcohol for good sex, every time?

Not really.

While a few glasses of wine after dinner may not do noticeable harm, in the long run, alcohol can have harmful effects on your sexual health.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to ask you to stop drinking completely, but there are some things you should know.

Here’s how alcohol affects your sex life and your health.

1. Getting tough can be a problem

You must have heard of ‘whiskey dick’? Although the term may sound fancy, it is not entirely false. Alcohol can make it harder for men to get or keep an erection. This is also known as “erectile dysfunction”.


Alcohol interferes with the sensors in your brain that increase blood flow and cause an erection. Regular alcohol consumption can also lower your testosterone levels, which in turn lowers your sex drive. Fortunately, ED is a temporary problem that can be fixed.


2. Unpredictable ejaculations

As we mentioned earlier, alcohol interferes with the signals sent from your brain to the genitals. This can make it harder for men not to ejaculate at all or to ejaculate too quickly.


Although some types of alcohol, such as wine, are aphrodisiacs, they should be consumed with caution. A little can help get you in the mood, but too much can have the opposite effect.


3. Increased risk of STDs / STIs

Alcohol increases the ability to take risks in bed and be open to experiences. As a result, you tend to think about protection the least. It increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, infections as well as injuries.


4. Lowers your testosterone

Prolonged excessive alcohol consumption is unhealthy in more than one way. Not only does this lower the testosterone levels in your body, it also affects your liver, heart health, and blood pressure.


In terms of sexual health, lower levels of testosterone can lower your sex drive or sex drive. It can also lower your sperm count and cause infertility in the future.


5. Can alcohol affect your height?

If you are wondering whether alcohol can affect your penis size or not, you are not alone. In fact, it’s a common myth that drinking alcohol can shrink your genitals. However, you can relax because so far there is no evidence to prove this claim.


Although your penis may shrink as a result of age and diet, alcohol will not be the cause.

The bottom line

There you go, you now know all about the effects of alcohol on your sexual health. Avoid myths, as well as that extra glass of whiskey, if you want to keep your body healthy.

Do you have questions about your sex life and sexual health? Tell us in the comments below!

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