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One in 20 women has never had sex sober as they lack body confidence

Millions of women drink alcohol before having sex because they lack confidence in their bodies, a study has found.

Almost half of those questioned said they preferred sex while under the influence of alcohol because it helped them to lose their inhibitions and be more adventurous.


Researchers, who surveyed 3,000 women aged between 18 and 50, found the average woman has slept with eight men, but was drunk with at least five of them.


On two of these occasions they couldn't even remember the man's name the next day.

Sobering thought: Three quarters of women claim they feel more able to let their hair down and go wild with a few drinks inside them

Dutch courage: One in six admitted they 'didn't have the confidence' to sleep with someone when they were sober.


Three quarters of women claimed they felt more able to let their hair down and go wild after a few drinks.


Four out of ten have 'always' been a bit tipsy when they have slept with a partner for the first time. But astonishingly 48.5 per cent said they preferred sex while under the influence.


The study also found that 75 per cent of women said they liked to drink before getting into bed with their husband or boyfriend. Some 6 per cent of women have never had sex while sober.


More than half of women polled claimed drinking with a prospective partner was 'part of the dating process' so they were bound to be a bit drunk when they had sex.


It was also revealed 14 per cent of women in a relationship can't face sleeping with their partner unless they had a couple of glasses of wine beforehand.


Kathryn Lakeland of Femfresh, which carried out the study, said the results showed how women are severely lacking in confidence.


She added: 'The fact alcohol plays an integral role in their love lives shows that women are looking for a boost in self-esteem when it comes to their bedroom antics.


'Whilst many women claim they only drink before sex because it is part of the dating process, a large percentage will actually refuse to get between the sheets without a bit of Dutch courage.


'But in doing so many women will be losing self control and this is when drunken one night stands are more likely to occur.'



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Grandpa Grandpa 6 years
Hypno, I frankly have a hard time figuring out things that are better then good sex (excluding seeing my kids and grand kids)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
Well I guess we can all agree that great sex is better than twenty lashes with a wet noodle. ;)
Myst Myst 6 years
thanks a lot Haus, I'm chocking on my late night snacks here. :rotfl: you girls are killing
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
LMAO! You ladies are killing me. Haus you're crazy
hausfrau hausfrau 6 years
I wonder how many have to get drunk to masturbate. It's sex with someone I love!
Perhaps if these people reserved sex for someone they truly love, they wouldn't have to be intoxicated to do so.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
blondeyy blondeyy 6 years
Caterpillar... OMG :ROTFL: I thought I was the only one who knew that term whiskey d*ck.... I guess it must be common knowledge? :nerdgirl:
starangel82 starangel82 6 years
Yes. And yes.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
are we talking about whiskey d*ck? cause that sucks.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 6 years
I agree with Grandpa that's why I'm all sobered up by the time I get home.
Grandpa Grandpa 6 years
Caterpillar :heart: :rotfl:
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
you are supposed to have sex sober? who knew!
Grandpa Grandpa 6 years
A guy generally has "performance issues" if he gets too drunk. ;-)
starangel82 starangel82 6 years
I guess I'm just old now, drinking makes me want to take a nap. Me too! :rotfl:
hausfrau hausfrau 6 years
I guess I'm just old now, drinking makes me want to take a nap.
hausfrau hausfrau 6 years
Amen Myst!
Myst Myst 6 years
Well that's certainly interesting. I dont mind having a good buzz when the time comes for sexy-times, helps in loosening the inhibitions and can be downright fun but purposely getting drunk just to have sex, seems to me like a person should seek out a therapist for their self-image issues.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
T S, alcohol doesn't seem to have an affect on my ability to orgasm. Tipsy is just a "fun" silly state for me, I can have sex or go dancing or watch The Wire episodes with my housemates without it, but why not if I enjoy myself.
T-S T-S 6 years
If it's not a courage issue, then why do you prefer to be tipsy? Speaking generally, alcohol, as a depressant, would only make it more difficult to orgasm.
em1282 em1282 6 years
Hope it works both ways!
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
I actually prefer to be a little under the influence when I have sex, not drunk, but tipsy yeah. It's not a courage issue thing for me though. Though I don't know why they have to say "love lives" some of us heartily enjoy sex lives with no pretensions to a relationship.
kastarte2 kastarte2 6 years
That's sweet.
blondeyy blondeyy 6 years
:ROTFL: G'pa!
T-S T-S 6 years

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