My boyfriend can’t get it up sometimes when he’s drunk, is it something I’m doing?
Dr. Sawyer: Unless you’re feeding your boyfriend intravenous alcohol, no, it’s nothing you’re doing. He’s suffering from erectile dysfunction, better known as brewer’s droop, or whiskey dick. Alcohol is a nervous system depressant and men can quickly go from feeling like a God who can go all night, to the owner of a limp, useless and totally uncooperative penis within seconds. Want to avoid this? Get the guy to cut down on the booze.
Dr. Robin Sawyer is a professor of health and human sexuality at the University of Maryland. He's the author of Sexpertise: Real Answers to Real Questions About Sex and producer of four films on human sexuality. Want his answers? Send your questions to [email protected] We’ll keep it confidential.