In a new study, researchers from New York University investigated people's responses to both drunk and high sex, and have come up with some pretty interesting insights about which gives you the most benefits, while also putting you at the lowest risk of some of the dangerous - and awkward - pitfalls. Each volunteer had experienced sex under the influence of both marijuana and alcohol separately , so could speak to the effects. While the participants admitted that both alcohol and marijuana affected their choice of sexual partner, they overwhelmingly reported that alcohol was more likely to negatively affect who they ended up sleeping with. When it came to marijuana, "Generally most participants did not report lowering their standards on marijuana compared to alcohol , some did explain that they found their partners more attractive while high.
Drunken Sex: Is it Rape? What You Need to Know.
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Heavy drinking and sexual activity often go together on college campuses, and that's a troubling dynamic when it comes to the question of consent. The last point, that consent can only be given without the influence of drugs or alcohol , is one that has created confusion and controversy, especially on college campuses where drinking and sexual experimentation are common. We were getting really trashed. We were drinking.
Here’s What Happens When You Mix Booze with Sex
There's no question that taking drugs or drinking before you have sex has an effect on the, ahem, activities that follow. Surely this is something you've discussed among friends, but to give your next conversation about the nuances of sex under the influence a bit more weight, teams of researchers from New York University and Johns Hopkins University published two separate studies on the topic in the Archives of Sexual Behavior and Psychopharmacology. The first study in Archives of Sexual Behavior is an in-depth, qualitative study that focuses on the details of how marijuana and alcohol affect sex, and followed the sex lives of 24 participants — 12 men, 12 women, all heterosexual — to glean information. The second from Psychopharmacology focuses on cocaine's effect on sex based on controlled administration of the drug to 12 participants who didn't know whether they were taking the drug or a placebo during the study.
A criminal barrister says men should not sleep with women who've drank any alcohol - because consent laws are misunderstood by some men. She wrote: "The law is simple. If a woman has had a drink, and says after sex she did not have the choice, freedom and capacity to consent, the man can be accused of rape. A man being drunk is no defence in law.