Here’s why you should have sober sex
People get high for different reasons. Some as an escape from their reality, and others use alcohol or drugs to help them relax for a better sexual experience.
First, we all know alcohol has desensitizing effects on the body and it makes it harder for the brain areas controlling balance, memory, speech, and judgment to do their jobs, resulting in a higher likelihood of negative outcomes.
Having sex while intoxicated or high might put you in dangerous situations, such as increasing your risk of STIs, HIV, or unwanted pregnancy.
Truth is, we often end up regretting the mistakes we make when under the influence.
5 proven benefits of sober sex:
1. Better connection with your partner
We can connect with our partners on an emotional and physical level better when we are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Sober sex not only helps you feel more connected to your partner, but it also makes you feel more comfortable in communicating what you are and are not comfortable with.
2. Physical benefits
Did you know that alcohol diminishes or lowers our sensations of attraction by depressing our central nervous system? Drinking can also induce erection problems and vaginal dryness, which makes having sex more difficult, if not painful.
Sober sex allows you to feel everything more fully, resulting in a better, healthier experience for both you and your partner.
3. You can make safer decisions
Substances can have an impact on our judgment. Being sober allows you to make clear judgments about whether and with whom you want to have sex. It also means you’ll be able to say no more effectively if you don’t want to have sex with someone or if anything makes you uncomfortable.
4. You are more likely to have safer sex
We may forget to use a condom, dental dam, or other types of protection when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We may also grow more prone to agreeing to have sex with someone who does not use any protection (this could even be a long-term partner). Being sober helps you to be more aware and increases your chances of using protection effectively.
5. You lower your risk of sexual injury
Because alcohol and drugs block many of your body’s nerve endings, sexual activities that are unpleasant when sober become temporarily pain-free when under the influence.
When the high or buzz goes off, you’ll start to feel sore. Because your body is more conscious of what’s unpleasant during sober sex, you’re less likely to participate in practices that cause sexual damage.
Sober sex may appear to be uninteresting, yet it offers several health and wellness advantages. To avoid diseases and pregnancy, always participate in sober sex, including with your long-term partner.
Have you ever had sex while under the influence of alcohol or drug?