Sex

Drunk sex = no orgasm?!

Yep, turns out having sex after a few cocktails can wreak havoc on your love life…

Drunk sex no orgasm

Sex with someone fairly new can be nerve-wracking. Cue: ordering a whole bottle of pinot grigio for yourself on a date so that you’re relaxed and ready for that “coffee at his place” invite.

But in news that is sure to dishearten fans of drunk sex everywhere – doing the deed after several bevvies is actually a major orgasm killer. Yes, really.

“Alcohol is a depressant and has been shown to decrease arousal and intensity of orgasm. It also affects our central nervous system, decreasing sensation and dehydrating us which affects lubrication,” explains sex and relationship expert, Isiah McKimmie.

Plus, drunk sex can also prevent us from being able to focus and concentrate.

“Many women report a loss of sensation when they're drunk. For some women, reaching orgasm is challenging anyway, it requires just the right amount of tension and relaxation and we have to concentrate to 'get there'. Being drunk will definitely affect this,” explains Isiah.

In short, the more drinks you have, the less enjoyable sex is going to be for you. And research has even shown that consuming less than the legal limit of alcohol will still descrease the intensity of orgasms AND will take you longer to get to O Town.

You’ll be hungover and sexually frustrated by the next morning. Great…

So why does a mojito (or three) make us feel more down for doing it, when it’s actually going to make sex kinda suck for us? Seems like a cruel twist of fate to us! But apparently, it’s all about alcohol's magical ability to make us relax.

“Drinking lowers our inhibitions which means we're often more likely to do things when we're drunk that we might not otherwise do,” explains Isiah.

“This can mean that we're more willing to try things in the bedroom or have sex with people we otherwise wouldn't.”

The key is to have drunk sex sober. Which isn’t as hard as it sounds – promise. Try having sex in different locations and create a sexy playlist to get you in the mood.

“Bring an attitude of playfulness and exploration into the bedroom! Being able to talk about sex with your partner is a great way to reduce inhibitions, allowing you to try new and fun things,” explains Isiah.