It is common belief that alcohol helps us lose our inhibitions and can also act as an aphrodisiac sometimes! There is a significant body of research that suggests alcohol is associated with heightened sexual response increased arousal and enhanced orgasm and loosening of sexual inhibitions. Historically, alcohol also has a long association with romance and sex in terms of advertising. On the other hand, alcohol is linked with an increase in risky sexual behaviours, which can result in unwanted pregnancy and sexual transmitted diseases. Given these opposing effects, why do media articles tend to focus on the positive association between alcohol and sex, and what do the research studies behind the media stories tell us?
Does alcohol really make you better in bed? | Science | The Guardian
From the Bible to pop music, the implication that alcohol works like some sort of love potion has been around for ages. But does alcohol actually have an aphrodisiac effect? Is there such a thing as beer goggles? Will drinking make your orgasms better, or just leave you too sloshed to orgasm at all? Drinking alcohol increases testosterone levels in females. This male sex hormone plays a role in sexual desire. It may be a factor in females reporting more sexual desire when drinking.