Doing Dry January? It Could Help Your Sex Life!

January 9, 2019

Man without shirt waiting for sexy women in lingerie

January is the time of change for many people. Most have given themselves New Year’s resolutions they want to achieve, and January is the start of it. People will make big changes in order to make 2019 the best year yet. But there are also plenty of challenges people might opt to try.

Dry January is one of those challenges. This annual movement is taken up by millions of people. They give up alcohol for the month and find that it benefits their lives in a number of different ways. But did you know that it could help your sex life?

What is Dry January?

If your social media is anything like mine, you’ll have seen lots of people sharing a post detailing why they won’t be taking part in Dry January. However, it is a popular movement which has grown massively in popularity. It’s a great way to give your body a break after New Year’s Eve… but what does it involve?

According to the Alcohol Change website, there is just one rule: “no alcohol from when you wake up on New Year’s Day until 1 February”. That’s all. It seems simple enough in theory, but many find that it is a hell of a lot more challenging.

We turn to drink a lot. If we meet up with friends, we’ll have a few drinks to start things off. After a tough day at work, we might reach for that bottle of wine and pour a glass or two. Taking on this challenge is “an opportunity to make not drinking, whether for an evening, a month or longer, feel more normal”.

Champagne can be sexy in the right circumstances
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What are the benefits?

If that wasn’t enough of an incentive for you, don’t worry. There are plenty of other great benefits to look forward to simply by putting down the beer and doing something else. For a start, you’ll find that you sleep better as a result and that your skin looks good.

You’ll also save a lot of money. According to the Alcohol Change site, “the average person spends £50,000 on booze in their lifetime”. Not buying alcohol could save you a hell of a lot of money, but it can also benefit your health!

Many taking on the challenge state that they feel healthier as a result and more motivated to hit the gym. As a result, your waistline could shrink. Don’t worry if you still aren’t motivated, as it turns out that it could help your sex life too!

Alcohol can seem like a good idea at the time, but the morning after comes with regrets
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Alcohol and your sex life

It’s called whisky dick for a reason. Alcohol can make it harder for men to get and then maintain an erection… and that isn’t just after having a drink! With regular drinking, it could become more of a struggle. By stopping drinking, you might just be helping the little man stand to attention during your next encounter. Your future sexual partner will thank you.

Alcohol has a way of reducing our physical sensitivity. It’s why people can hurt themselves when drunk and not react or feel anything. It numbs them to the pain, but it can also numb pleasure. If you become numb to those touches of pleasure, it can mean that sex just isn’t enjoyable for you or your partner.

Yes, this means that your partner might also struggle to get off during sex if they’ve had a drink or too. It isn’t only men who suffer when drinking! Not only can women experience a loss of sensitivity, but they might also discover that they aren’t as lubricated, causing difficulties when having sex.

Why not see if you can manage Dry January?
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Is Dry January the way to go?

You might be reading this thinking “it’s already the 9th of January. It’s too late to start now!”. You would be wrong. It is never too late to make a change to your life. You don’t have to wait until the first of the month or even the first day of the year.

Think of your sex life! Have you ever had trouble getting a hard on in the moment? Are you worried that you might have to seek medical help in the future? Putting down the beer could be the start you need.

Whether you are taking part in Dry January or want to try a kinkier challenge, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment in the box below with your thoughts and tips. They will really be appreciated.

Lara Mills
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