Whiskey Dick – It’s a Friday night (and you already know where this is going). You and your girlfriend have been at the bar for a few hours and then, out of the corner of your eye, you see it. The look. The “we-should-probably-go-back-to-my-place-right-f*ckin-now” look. You feel good, and things are going great — that is, until you get back to your place, fumble with your belt buckle, and find, after hours of trying, that you just cannot get erect.
That’s because you have whiskey dick, or the inability to get an erection after a night of heavy drinking.
Whiskey dick is a real thing: though booze may make you feel like you’re the king of the sex gods, that feeling belies what’s actually going on in your body.
Alcohol is a depressant, it decrease the blood flow to the penis and if your body is trying to get rid of all the booze in your system, it will be focusing on that, not on getting hard.
Life’s greatest pleasures are cocktails and orgasms. The key is to enjoy them both responsibly. If you have an issue getting an erection and maintaining it when sober check contact us for consultation.
Below is what you need to know about Whiskey Dick and how to prevent it.
1. Alcohol is not always the enemy
Chances are, you have had a wold, tipsy sex before without whiskey dick rearing it angry, flaccid head. That’s because in moderate amounts, alcohol can be helpful.
In the even that you did actually get hard despite drinking heavily, it does not mean you are home free. Sometimes after heavily drinking you might find that if you have an orgasm, its significantly less pleasurable than usual.
2. Don’t panic if it happens just once.
If it’s only once after you accidentally got too drunk, whiskey dick is probably not indicative of a major problem.
But if it starts to happen more regularly, however its worth talking to your partner.
That said, if you have a hard time getting erect even without booze — or if even the tiniest bit of alcohol causes a problem —you should consider consulting a men’s health clinic specialist.
It might also mean there are other issues at play. Your penis actually can tell you quite a bit about your health, and that erectile issues might be warning signs for potential vascular problems.
Ultimately, alcohol can be a reward for a day well spent, anything over [2 drinks a night regularly] should be called into question, and [men] may have other issues that call them to look to alcohol as a way to relieve stress. Sex is a great way to release stress, and as long as everybody’s consenting, it’s probably the best way to relieve stress there is.
3. Just because its called “Whiskey Dick” does not mean whiskey is the only culprit
Whiskey isn’t the only alcoholic beverage to give you erectile dysfunction — and no, that doesn’t mean you have a free pass to imbibe fruity rum beverages.
The more alcohol you have in your body, the more issues you may have with your sexual performance, and certain beverages contain higher percentages of alcohol by volume, which means you can drink more alcohol without getting as intoxicated.
Think about it this way: a single beer has a lower ABV than straight-up whiskey (or a cocktail with multiple shots in it), so imbibing something like a beer or glass of wine is probably.
4. Years of drinking can hurt you in the long run
Years of binge-drinking might turn that episode of whiskey dick into a more frequent occurrence.
Chronic alcoholism not only can permanently impact erections, it can change your hormonal balance.
In fact, a 2007 study revealed that “chronic and persistent alcohol use” led to sexual dysfunction in men, including erectile dysfunction, low sexual desire, and premature ejaculation.A study confirmed that long-term alcohol use can impact male hormones, and another substantiated that it can affect fertility and semen quality.
The more you drink, the lower your testosterone will be and the higher your estrogen levels will be. That can potentially lead to a slew of unfortunate side effects, like a decreased sex drive.