Sex and Alcohol
Some Surprising Statistics on Sex & Alcohol
- 80% of students drink.
- 90% of students feel that they do not know how to drink responsibly!
- 60-70% purposely get drunk.
- 50% of men and 35% of women are binge drinkers (have five or more drinks in a row at least every two weeks).
- 25% of all college age women drink to the point of being drunk four times per month!
Women and Alcohol
- Women get impaired faster and stay impaired longer than men.
- One drink puts about the same concentration of alcohol in the brains of women as two drinks for men.
- Research indicates that women may be more affected by alcohol in the 3-4 days just before their menstrual periods than at other times.
- Drinking one drink per day will add 10 pounds per year to weight.
Sex and Alcohol
- 80-90% of college students have had sexual intercourse.
- Almost 50% of unplanned sexual encounters are under the influence of alcohol!
- 80% of first sexual experiences occur under the influence of alcohol!
- By senior year, 81% of students have had sex because they were drunk.
- College students who mix alcohol and sex report having more partners whom they know only "slightly" or "moderately."
- Alcohol impairment often leads to: not knowing your partner; not having a condom available; not using a condom; or not using it correctly.
- In two-thirds of unplanned pregnancies, the woman was intoxicated during sex.
- 60% of STDs are transmitted when the partners are drunk.
- Drinking games are used on campuses as a way for males to deliberately get females drunk quickly, often for purposes for sex.
- 40% of men in one study thought it was acceptable behavior to force sex on a woman who was drunk.
- 75% of admitted date rapists said they used alcohol to get dates drunk so they would have sex.
- 90% of all sexual assaults occur under the influence of alcohol!
- Chronic or continuous drinking, even in college students, destroys testosterone in males, causes withering of the testicles, enlargement of male breasts, loss of hair, and impotence.
- Large doses of alcohol in females may cause lack of lubrication or orgasm. In males, it can cause difficulties in achieving or maintaining erections.
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