The Alcohol & Sex Connection

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Eighty Percent of first sexual experiences occur under the influence of alcohol. This is not exactly how most girls dreamed of losing their virginity. It’s not surprising that two-thirds of teens girls regret having sex. Alcohol lowers inhibitions, impairs judgment and interferes with decision-making. Alcohol abuse is directly related to unplanned and risky sexual behavior.

Here are some facts

  • 80% of first sexual experiences occur under the influence of alcohol
  • 51% of college students believe alcohol facilitates sexual opportunities.
  • 40% of men believe it is acceptable force sex on a woman who was drunk.
  • 32% of sexual assaults of college students occur at parties.
  • Almost 50% of unplanned sexual encounters are under the influence of alcohol
  • By their senior year in college, 81% of students have had sex because they were drunk.
  • College students who mix alcohol and sex report having more partners whom they know only “slightly” or “moderately.”
  • In two-thirds of unplanned pregnancies, the woman was intoxicated during sex.
  • 60% of STDs are transmitted when the partners are drunk.

PAYH Staff

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