So things that would normally turn you on or push you over the edge to orgasm may not feel as pleasurable, she explains.The phenomenon known as "whiskey dick" doesn't actually have to involve whiskey at all.
Clitoral and vaginal orgasms can also be hard to come by, or just less exciting when they do happen.
"It's still very individual, as some people may have a glass of wine and feel fine, but generally it makes climax more difficult," says Castellanos.
But with alcohol, these sensations are dulled and your brain isn't as receptive to them, so your genitals can feel less sensitive, says Castellanos.
That's because alcohol depresses the central nervous system, which decreases arousal and sexual response to stimulation.
Alcohol can delay ejaculation or interfere with it completely, says Fisch.