NOT WHEN SOBER, BUT WHEN DRUNK…?
The MAN|January 01, 2021
DOES ALCOHOL HELP LUBRICATE YOUR SEX LIFE BECAUSE OF LOWERED INHIBITIONS?
Swapna C

A MODERN day romance doesn’t usually begin with, “Once upon a time,” or end in “happily ever after.” However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun or fulfilling.

Somewhere between, “They met on Tinder,” till “They decided to remain just friends,” there may be an interesting story or (mis)adventure that could be a tale you tell the grandkids, or not!

Add alcohol to the mix and the stories get more colourful. But not all of them go the way you would expect. The popular perception about drinking and dating is that the alcohol helps lubricate one’s sex life because of lowered inhibitions.

Is there any truth to this? Is consent more freely given under the influence?

Here are four sexcapades of real women* who had been tipsy or totally wasted and one who was totally sober!

DUTCH COURAGE

JYOTI HAD been dating Sameer for a while but it was difficult for her to be intimate with anyone because some someone had raped her as a child and she was afraid of sex for years.

Even though she knew she liked Sameer and wanted to hook up, she would instinctively recoil and was unable to go through the act. As she was in her mid-thirties, Jyoti often wondered whether she was normal and wanted to know what it felt like to be in a sexual relationship.

She knew that she might never be able to consummate their relationship when she was in control of her senses, so she decided to get drunk and just do it. When she got drunk, she discovered that her reflexes were not as sharp and her fears took a backseat.

“The first time I was completely sloshed and couldn’t recall what happened the next morning. It was a DDLJ moment for me. I can now relate to that scene where Kajol wakes up in the morning wondering what happened. But, after the first few times, I felt there was a difference. I wasn’t repelled by him or moving away and it was easier to accept that I was fine as nothing bad had happened,” she added.

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