You’re more inclined to ask for her phone number after a few drinks. When it comes to sex, though, alcohol can be a turn-off.

Sip too much alcohol and you may have to kiss your Don Juan nights goodbye.

When it comes to sexual dysfunction and alcohol, most experts will agree that moderation is the key. The problem is no one is sure what “moderation” is.

If you are experiencing a reduction of libido, premature ejaculation, relation difficulties or erectile dysfunction because of combining booze and sex, you might be allowing alcohol take the best of your sex life.

Many factors can influence sexual dysfunction. Emotional problems, stress, anxiety, depression, are just a few. Medical afflictions such as diabetes can also change sexuality. So can some medicines.

Substance abuse, insobriety in particular, is a known factor as well. Alcoholism causes severe liver damage which may lead to the body’s inability to manufacture and distribute hormones. In males, this may induce testicular atrophy, impotence, and even sterility.

Alcohol boosts sexual appetite but limits sexual performance. In small measures, spirits may alleviate “performance anxiety”, but when alcohol is drunk over long periods, it may impact a person’s ability to function while it elevates their desire.

Cognitive restraint has also been determined to be a component in sexual dysfunction in alcoholics. Alcohol affects a person’s arousal levels, arousal control and the degree of distractibility during stimulation. They fumble, have problems focusing, and this may anger their partner; leading to further problems with sexuality.

Orgasm dysfunctions are marked by the failure to attain orgasm, oftentimes the case for persons who are inebriated. While women are especially susceptible to the effects of alcohol on their sexual get-together, men may encounter premature, or delayed, ejaculation. Orgasm maladies may also be produced by exhaustion and worry — which alcohol magnifies.

Despite many claims that a tasty cocktail, cold beer, or even a glass of wine helps them relax and feel sexier, does it result in mind-blowing sex?

How many men think that alcohol slows down the odds of – or even to stop premature ejaculation? There may be some truth; alcohol slows down the communication between the brain and the penis. It takes a little longer for the conversation to get started, but on the other hand, the response that kicks in the feeling of eroticism is decreased. Most women agree that they don’t find a drunken partner much of a turn on. What then is the benefit of alcohol among premature ejaculation cures if no one wants to, well, play with you?

Alcohol’s Impact on Physical Arousal

Drinking to loosen up and boost performance confidence is one thing. Using alcohol to control premature ejaculation is another.

Alcohol dehydrates the body. Sexual arousal needs blood to carry oxygen to the genitals. The body can’t do that if it is dehydrated.

Alcohol is a depressant and works to inhibit parts of the central nervous system. The CNS is also necessary for circulation, sexual arousal, and orgasm. It is also vital for respiration and the sensitivity of nerve endings.

Guess which part of the body has the most nerve endings. Yes. The penis.

Alcohol can prevent, or delay, an orgasm. A 2004 study found that almost 12 percent of people consuming alcohol are more apt to experience problems ejaculating than those who had little, or nothing to drink.

If you are concerned about your alcohol consumption, contact an organization that will work with you on making needed changes.

If you’re not sure your drinking levels are contributing to premature ejaculation, or have any questions, talk to your physician.