Having a few drinks of alcohol with a partner or potential partner is usually a wonderful experience. It lowers inhibitions, raises expectations and intensifies touch and feel enjoyment. Alcohol often enhances feelings of connectedness with others. It can also improve sexual attractiveness, desire, ability and response.
But people who drink heavily and alcoholics often have bad or ordinary experiences. Not to start with, but more and more so as drinking increases. Over time, and in binges, excessive alcohol causes damage to the body and some sexual functions change.
In men the testicles shrink, sperm count drops and breasts get bigger. The production of male sex hormones, testosterone, is changed. Erection and arousal is often affected, soft or short lived. Ejaculation may be too soon, delayed or lack force.
In women menstrual cycles often change or cease and oestrogen (female sex hormone) production is altered.
Erogenous zones may become numb.
In both sexes the nerves of the skin become less sensitive to touch and lick. The nerves of the muscles may get damaged causing less flexibility, less position choices.
Damage to the liver (sclerosis of the liver) stops some chemicals being sent to the brain which affects thinking and emotions.
Hangovers destroy morning afters
Excessive alcohol alters vital sugar levels; and causes dehydration; which are major causes of hangovers.
The morning after, morning glory, may not be as appealing with a hangover. Muscle aches, headaches, tummy upsets, short tempered, gluey mouth and red, sore eyes do not bring about wonderful sexual mornings.
Dehydration also dries out the skin so it becomes less sensitive to nice feelings and is less elastic during sex. Penis or virginal skin may become sore with lack of lubrication.
“Will you lust for me in the morning?” Probably not if the sex was poor and there is hangover(s).
Sober or nearly sober and not drunk is sexier!
With help, you can recover sexual attractiveness and virility.