Here are a few things to consider.
Drinking and socialising go hand in hand. And socialising can sometimes lead to sex.
But after a few drinks, can you be sure you'll use a condom?
Unsafe sex can lead to unintended pregnancies or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like chlamydia, herpes or HIV.
So if you've been drinking and are about to have sex, always remember:
It's no coincidence that men find their sexual performance can diminish after a night out. Alcohol is an anaesthetic – it numbs the genitals' nerve cells, so it becomes harder to reach orgasm. Alcohol also makes it harder to achieve an erection.
Over time, heavy drinking can: