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Beer can make you better in bed

A pint before sex can improve your performance

As university students, especially freshers, we all know what it’s like to go out for a drink every now and then. But would you feel more compelled to drink if I told you it makes you better in bed? Unfortunately, I’m not talking about all forms of alcohol but for those of you that drink beer, the new argument from sex expert Dr Kat Van Kirk may be of interest.

According to Dr Van Kirk, there are four positive sex-related benefits to drinking beer. The first of these is endurance. Phytoestrogens found in alcohol are proven to increase endurance which can benefit men as this will delay premature ejaculation. So if you want to last longer for that special someone you decided to go home with, down a few more cold ones.

What colour is your drink? More iron is found in a darker beer. Iron helps red blood cells create haemoglobin, which circulates oxygen around your body. This improvement in circulation will allow for a stronger erection and therefore more pleasure for all.

Research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology has also found that drinking beer can increase sexual stamina. Don’t get too excited though, as the study found 31 per cent of moderate beer drinkers had a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease compared to non-drinkers – be sure to drink in moderation and don’t get hammered every night of the week. The research also claimed that when combined with exercise, beer helps keep your heart healthy which is why cardiac endurance increases.

The fourth and final benefit put forward by Dr Van Kirk is the fortification of your overall health. According to Van Kirk’s research, the probiotics and B vitamins presently found in beer is of general health benefit. To look specifically at how this can help in bed, as many of you may want to know, the particular probiotics and B vitamins mentioned would settle the stomach meaning you are much less likely to feel sluggish during sex after a pint.

There are already claims that this research may have aided in certain brewers concocting new beers specifically marketing with the aim of stimulating individuals or getting them in the mood. The key thing to remember, however, is that the research suggests the most benefit from drinking in moderation. That way you can have a great night and remember it too.

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