Male Sexual Dysfunction -- Why Alcohol Can Ruin a Man's Plans in the Bedroom

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Male Sexual Dysfunction -- Why Alcohol Can Ruin a Man Photo by John Dugan

Though often times adult beverages are included in the plans for a date night, anniversary or special occasion, men who have big plans in the bedroom after the conclusion of the date should lay off the loud-mouth soup. Why? Sure, alcohol may give a man more confidence to approach a woman at a bar and may -temporarily—make him feel like a real Casanova in the bedroom, but alcohol can also negatively impact sexual function, leading to a rather sluggish performance. Learn more about the negative effects of booze on boners and how to best keep the penis healthy and responsive.

3 Reasons Why Booze is a Buzz kill

  • Sexual dysfunction: A couple of good stiff drinks is sure to do have a negative impact on a man in terms of his performance. Too much to drink not only makes it take longer for a man to get an erection; it may prevent him from getting it up at all. What’s even worse? He may get it up, but not be able to keep it up long enough to get to the big bang. And if he does climax, it is often less pleasurable than it would have been if sober. Simply put, alcohol diverts blood flow away from the penis, which makes good sex hard to come by.
  • Erectile dysfunction: While an occasional night of drinking may very well ruin those sexual attempts made while under the influence, heavy or long-term drinking can cause lasting damage to a man’s sex life. Chronic alcohol use is very highly linked to chronic erectile dysfunction, which means that even sober sexual experiences may fall victim to premature ejaculation, inability to get hard, or simply no sexual desire for a partner.
  • Increased risk of STIs: Fact of the matter is, when one’s inhibitions are lowered, men tend to do things they might not otherwise do; and that includes engaging in risky sexual encounters. It doesn’t take a genius to know that alcohol is involved in many spontaneous, spur of the moment sexual encounters - otherwise known as the one night stand. In fact, as many as 50% of these flings occur in individuals who have been drinking. What is more frightening? A whopping 60% of all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed along when alcohol is involved in the encounter - presumably because less care is taken in using protection. So, not only is one more likely to have sex with a stranger while drinking, they are 7x more likely to have sex without condoms, which increases their risk of STI’s - and because they were drinking, the sex probably wasn’t even that good! Talk about a lose/lose situation!

Keeping the Manhood Healthy

Given the negative repercussions to sexual enjoyment when under the influence of too much alcohol, combined with the increased chance of making poor social decisions - it is clear that sex and excessive drinking don’t mix. That doesn’t mean one has to be the designated driver for life, but it means that perhaps guys should be more aware of just how much alcohol they - and their dates - are consuming when out on the town. Responsible drinking is not only important to one’s physical well-being, but also to one’s sexual health. In addition to curbing the drinks, men should take excellent care of their members every day so they are ready to go when the mood strikes them - date night or not. Using a daily penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil), which is full of vitamins and nutrients, can help keep the penis healthy in the long run. By selecting one containing L-arginine, a man also gets the extra benefit of increased blood flow to the penis, naturally, allowing for optimum erectile health.

Author's Profile

Visit for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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