We can all agree that drinking a little alcohol can help you calm down the nervousness in the bedroom. 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 to have good sex, every time?

Not really.

Although a few glasses of wine after dinner may not cause noticeable damage, in the long run, alcohol can have detrimental effects on your sexual health.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to quit drinking altogether, but there are some things you should know.

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

1. Getting hard can be a problem

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

Alcohol interferes with sensors in your brain that increase blood flow and cause an erection. Drinking regularly can also lower your testosterone levels, which lowers your libido. 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 alcohols, 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 to be open to experiences. As a result, you tend to think the least about protection. It increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, infections as well as injuries.

4. Lowers your testosterone

Prolonged heavy drinking is unhealthy in more ways than one. Not only does this reduce testosterone levels in your body, but it also affects your liver, heart health, and blood pressure.

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

5. Can alcohol affect your height?

If you are wondering if 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 due to age and diet, alcohol will not cause it.

The bottom line

So, now you know all about the effects of alcohol on your sexual health. Avoid the myths, along with 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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