Combination of Alcohol and Energy Drinks Increases LIkelihood of Casual Sex
A study shows that the more Jagerbombs and Red Devils a person drinks, the more likely they are to have casual sex. How does one sign up for a study like this?!
I am going to let you onto a little secret of mine – I was in a sorority during my university days. Not only was I in a sorority, but I was actually president of one. (Okay, keep your surprised gasps to a minimum here.) When another Greek organization had an event at one of the four bars placed conveniently across the street from my school, as president, I always had to go and show support. It was at these parties that I was introduced to the likes of the Jagerbomb (tall glass of Red Bull plus a shot of Jagermeister dropped in and chugged) and the Red Devil (Red Bull plus vodka equals a wakeup call you are likely to never forget).
Now there is a study done by the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo which states that there is a correlation between alcohol consumption, energy drink consumption, and casual sexual activity.
Well, if you were ever at the bar with me, simple observation would suffice in proving the linkage correct!
According to Kathleen E. Miller, senior research scientist on this study, “Mixing energy drinks with alcohol can lead to unintentional overdrinking because the caffeine makes it harder to assess your own level of intoxication.” She goes on to state that this combination increases the desire to have another drink, causing people to drink more.
But parents, fear not, because consumption of these alcoholic beverages is not a “significant predictor of unprotected sex.” In fact, the study showed that people were more likely to use protection. So how do you like that?!
This study is actually part of a much larger research project that is being funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It included 648 first and second year students under the age of 21. If you want to see the final results, it will be published in the Journal of Caffeine Research.
And no, drinking Red Devils and Jagerbombs does not mean you WILL hook up with someone, but just that you are more likely to if the situation presents itself. So do not go to a local bar downing these drinks, because while you may not end up with a hookup, you will end up with one mean hangover the next day.
Lastly, but not least important, keep this in mind – previous research has indicated that sexual performance while drunk is worse than while sober.
Something to think about while you contemplate your next Red Devil.
(Via: Huffington Post)
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