New Study: Drinking Sometimes Leads to Ill-Advised Sex-Having

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A couple of weeks ago, Grub Street helped you calculate exactly how much you can safely drink at your office holiday party without risking humiliation. But our treatise appeared before a new study in the journal Addiction, which reveals exactly how much you can safely drink before having ill-conceived, unprotected sex, possibly with that creepy guy from accounting.

The answer: An increase in blood alcohol level of 0.1 mg/mL increases the likelihood of engaging in risky sex by 5 percent. The Atlantic breaks it down: This means approximately "four drinks for women and five for men." If you exceed this amount, not even Blowfish will help you the morning after.

Drinking Alcohol Fuels the Desire for Unsafe Sex [Atlantic]
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