Lick, Slam, Suck: Is Alcohol Good for Your Sex Life?

Lick, Slam, Suck: Is Alcohol Good for Your Sex Life?

Alcohol and sex. They go together like chips and salsa. Or do they?

Here at the Latina offices, there was a lot of chisme about the correlation between libido and alcohol consumption in the run up to Valentine’s Day. The general consensus was that alcohol is a turn on.

That consensus collapsed after Valentine’s Day, though, when a few of the wives and girlfriends on staff confided that they woke up on February 15th asking ‘Why, after a seductive dinner and cocktails, didn’t he tear my clothes off?’

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The answer is tricky, largely because there are so many variables involved in alcohol’s physical effects — weight, age, fitness, to name just a few — and because those reporting the effects can be unreliable. (Name one man you know who would admit to whiskey dick or brewer’s droop. You can’t, can you?)

So the question remains: Do wine and spirits increase arousal and enhance sexual performance?

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