What man hasn’t needed a little liquid courage from time to time? A few cocktails and suddenly you’re the confident man you want to be – but could alcohol have a negative effect on your sex-life? While a beer here or there never hurt anyone, drinking too much can have both short-term and long-term effects on your sexual health.
Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows down your motor functions and can make it hard for men to get an erection or achieve orgasm when too much is consumed. Make it a habit, and it could lead to erectile dysfunction.
Temporary Erectile Dysfunction
Being intoxicated makes it much harder to achieve an erection – and some men are completely unable to get an erection when they’ve consumed too much alcohol. If you do manage it, it can reduce the intensity of your orgasm. This is because alcohol decreases blood flow to your penis. It’s important to know your limits when it comes to alcohol so you can avoid this problem.
Long-Term Erectile Dysfunction
Chronic drinking problems can actually lead to long-term ED, premature ejaculation, and lower sex drive. If you become dependent on alcohol, you have a 60% chance of developing sexual health problems.