Brits admit to lack of sober sex

One in 10 Brits surveyed in a poll this week said they haven’t had sober sex for six months.

Couple drinking

66% of respondents said there weren’t “in the mood” unless they had had a drink

In a poll conducted by online pharmacy, as many as 11% of 1,811 adults questioned said it was more than half a year since they had made love without being under the influence of alcohol.

When questioned further, two thirds of respondents said there weren’t “in the mood” unless they had had a drink.

Meanwhile, 61% of those surveyed, all of whom were in relationships, admitted that alcohol made them more confident, but 40% also said that being drunk negatively affected their performance in the bedroom.

“We Britons love our booze – in responsible measures, of course – but it seems that we may be letting the alcohol come between us and our partner in the bedroom,” commented Sarah Bailey from

She added, “It was shocking to see that as many as one in ten couples haven’t made love sober in over six months. Whilst there’s not necessarily anything wrong with this, our results show that many think booze affects the quality of our lovemaking in a negative way, and so it’s clearly impacting enjoyment between the sheets.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Retail Manager

Friarwood Fine Wines
SW London, UK

Assistant Manager

Seven Cellars
Brighton, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Head of Supply Chain

Lanson International UK Ltd
London W1, UK

National Account Executive

Home Based working in Central Belt. Glasgow/Edinburgh, UK

Global Brand Manager - Ableforth’s (Bathtub Gin etc)

ATOM Supplies
Tunbridge Wells, UK

Trade Sales Manager

Wine Source Group
Central London, UK

Prowein 2018

18th Mar 2018

The City Wine Show

London,United Kingdom
13th Apr 2018

Prosecco Springs

London,United Kingdom
26th Apr 2018
Click to view more

The Global Rosé Masters 2018

Deadline : 19th March 2018

The Prosecco Masters 2018

Deadline : 19th March 2018

Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more