Having drunken sex is not only risky–it can also be humiliating and produce intense feelings of guilt and shame. Here is an excerpt from an American Council on Drug Education report on alcohol and sex in which a young woman recounts a drunken sexual encounter.

I was at a party at a friend’s apartment right before Thanksgiving. I got pretty tanked playing drinking games, and suddenly I was outside on this fire escape with a guy I’d met an hour earlier. I was doing something to him I’d rather not talk about. The next morning I woke up and couldn’t even remember his name. I felt disgusted. To make matters worse–either someone saw us, or he bragged to his friends about what happened, because after I got back from the break, a friend of mine told me I had a new nickname. I still haven’t lived it down, and I feel like I’m this big joke.”

Alcohol, Sex, & Women

Alcohol use increases the likelihood of unplanned and dangerous sexual liaisons for women resulting in heartbreak and regret.
Your first time was meant to be special with someone you love. If you are a virgin, don’t settle for sex when you really want love. If you have already had sex and regret it. Forgive yourself and move on. Don’t add to your regret by continuing to drink and hook up. You are worth more than that.

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