You come home after having a few drinks. You go to bed in what you’re wearing. Because of them you sleep little and poorly hangover effects this is already starting to appear. And finally, although you feel exhausted, you get out of bed with a terrible fever. It doesn’t matter to you whether you are alone or in a group, but you have a great desire for sex. You are experiencing an increase hangover, sexual arousal.

If this has ever happened to you, don’t think you’re weird. The connection between sexual arousal and hangover is quite common, although not well understood. It appears to be more common in men, but has also been reported in women. In fact, there is explanation both for some and for others.

This doesn’t apply to everyone. All some people want to do during a hangover is sleep and drink water. But it’s true, the topic of unrest is so common that it’s worth finding out what the reasons are. And, as always, it’s about our brain manipulates us.

Sex, alcohol and not necessarily rock and roll

There aren’t many studies analyzing the relationship between sexual arousal and hangovers. On the other hand, there are many who observe how alcohol use and sex are connected. In particular, when we drink alcohol, the levels of many hormones and neurotransmitters associated with disinhibition and pleasure. This is, for example, the case dopamine, serotonin and endorphins.

It increases desire for sex and impulsivitymaking it easier for someone to decide to engage in sexual relationships that might otherwise be considered sober.

After drinking alcohol, participants found it more difficult to control their erections. 1 credit

In 2008, a group of scientists from University of Washington and Kinsey Institute conducted a study aimed at better analyzing the effects of this hormonal cocktail. For this purpose, 78 healthy men took part and were administered controlled dose of alcohol. They were then forced to watch pornographic videos and their arousal levels were analyzed using penile plethysmography. This is a method to measure blood flow in the penisto examine his erection.

It was found that volunteers who drank alcohol had a more difficult time controlling their erections when faced with sexual stimuli. This happened as long as there was alcohol in the blood, so can be maintained during a hangover.

What about sexual arousal and hangover?

A hangover is essentially the effect of intoxication caused by alcohol. Therefore, if there is still some alcohol in the blood, effects such as difficulty controlling erections in the case of people with penises.

However, this is not the only reason why sexual arousal increases during a hangover. As explained Daily mail neuropsychologist Sanam Hafizthis is also a question dopamine. This neurotransmitter is closely linked to the brain’s reward systems. That is, it is generated in situations that are evolutionarily beneficial and give us pleasure, so that we want to repeat them more times. This happens, for example, during sex or when we eat high-calorie foods that give us a lot of energy.

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Sex can help relieve pain. 1 credit

Unfortunately, drugs, like alcohol, also activate reward systems. When we drink, we produce a huge amount of dopamine, which dissipates over time. This creates a kind of abstinence, which causes our brain to trigger the need to search for more. And since sex is a great dopamine generator, the ideal strategy is to increase sexual arousal.

Sex also releases hormones that help reduce paintherefore, orgasm may be the perfect solution to hangover-related headaches.

It’s also a testosterone issue

Testosterone is considered a male hormone because it is produced primarily in the testicles, but those without testicles may also produce it to a lesser extent due to adrenal glands and ovaries. It has been observed that it is alcohol that induces greater testosterone synthesis by the ovaries. Because testosterone associated with libidoIn these cases, sexual arousal can also be associated with a hangover.

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Alcohol can increase testosterone levels, which do not come from the testicles. Photo: Andrey Zvagintsev (Unsplash)

In short, this doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s not unusual either. Hungover sexual arousal is par for the course. The good thing is that all you need to do to experience its benefits is masturbation. If you feel uncontrollable urges after drinking, you don’t need anyone to indulge you.

Source: Hiper Textual

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