Yes, alcohol can cause erectile dysfunction " here's what to do if you or your partner experience 'whiskey dick'

Published Apr 08 2021 at 9:57 PM GMT
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  • "Whiskey dick", or alcohol-related erectile dysfunction, occurs when a person can't get or maintain an erection due to intoxication.
  • A 2018 study reports that erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual dysfunction among people with penises, occurring more frequently than low libido and ejaculation disorders.
  • "People with penises can have episodes of erectile dysfunction when they are drunk.
  • This most likely occurs due to a combination of decreased sensitivity to the penis and lack of good input from the brain to the penis because of high alcohol levels," says Stanton Honig, MD, director of the Men's Health Program at Yale Medicine Urology.
  • The brain communicates sexual response and triggers changes in the blood flow to the penis, but alcohol can disrupt this.




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  • Published Apr 8, 2021 9:57 PM GMT