But Were Afraid to Ask
ALCOHOL IS A DEPRESSANT
In small amounts it helps us to unwind, talk more freely, and socialize during uncomfortable situations. This is frequently the case at many on-campus parties and events. It is okay not to drink, so don't let people pressure you into it!
Drinking alcohol at social events does not signify a problem, but here are a few facts that you should know about alcohol when beginning a new relationship, meeting new friends, or continuing a romance:
Prolonged drinking of alcohol alters male ***ual behavior. The liver is stimulated and, in turn, produces a substance that steps up its destruction of the male *** hormone.
Among the known damage that results from excessive, prolonged alcoholic intake, is: withering away or atrophy of the testicles, enlargement of the breast in the male, loss of the male distribution of hair, and impotence.
The *** problems encountered by alcoholics (i.e., impotence, atrophy of the testicles), is not a reaction only to chronic alcoholism. Anyone who drinks continuously can get the same effect. This is a pure effect of alcohol in any form you take it - whiskey, beer or wine. The total amount of alcohol content is the only thing that counts.
Alcohol in large amounts may compromise the effectiveness of low dose oral contraceptives.
Many unwanted pregnancies occur when partners are too inebriated to use contraceptives responsibly.
Heavy drinking during pregnancy can adversely affect the offspring of alcoholic mothers.
When drinking, a desire for ***ual activity may increase in both males and females, while performance is decreased. ***ual pleasure is more difficult to achieve after a few drinks.
DON'T CHEAT YOURSELF!
*** is a wonderful and important part of life, but the fullest enjoyment of ***uality requires us to be clear-thinking, responsible, and in control of the situation. Inappropriate use or abuse of alcohol may prevent us from making the best decisions and, consequently, rob us of a wonderful and important life experience.
HAVE YOU . . . .
had regrets about *** "the morning after" because you drank "the night before"?
suspected you might be pregnant - or actually become pregnant - because alcohol made you careless about contraception?
become ***ually involved with people you would not choose as partners if you had not been drinking?
been unable to remember what happened "the night before"?
been unable to perform ***ually, or to enjoy ***, after drinking?
In these and other ways, alcohol can actually reduce or destroy our ability to experience the full pleasure of ***.