This study is the subject of my latest column over at TONIC and, basically, what it reveals is that the more alcohol heterosexually-identified men and women consume, the more willing they say they are to engage in sexual activities with an attractive person of the same sex. We’re talking quite a few drinks before they start to express substantial interest, though. In other words, one or two drinks barely moves the needle–they need to be pretty loaded for this effect to occur. So why is that? It has a lot to do with the fact that alcohol lowers our inhibitions. In doing so, alcohol creates an opportunity for attractions and desires that people might otherwise hide to emerge.
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