Men may find it difficult to get and maintain an erection, whilst women may experience reduced lubrication and find it harder to orgasm or have orgasms that are less intense. Over time alcohol can actually lower your desire for sex which can present problems if you are in a long-term relationship.
‘Brewer’s droop’ which is the inability to get an erection after a night of drinking is something that many people don’t take too seriously, and may even laugh at those who have experienced it. However, heavy drinking on a regular basis can turn ‘brewer’s droop’ into impotence.
If you’re a woman and planning on having children in the future you should be sure not to regularly drink over the guidelines of 2-3 units of alcohol a day as studies show that women who do take longer to get pregnant and may even suffer from menstrual and fertility problems.