Sexuality is a spectrum; in other words, no single person is completely straight or completely gay. A fairly recent study even concluded that all women are either bisexual or gay. Some people may be more inclined to experiment with the same sex while others will never have the desire to do so. At least that’s the theory most sex scientists have adopted.

According to new research published in The Journal of Social Psychology, however, alcohol might significantly impact the limits of your sexual spectrum, influencing some to find members of the same sex more attractive.

Researchers Breanne R. Helmers, Colin Harbke and Julie C. Herbstrith approached 83 heterosexual adults in bars at nighttime. Participants were asked to complete a survey on topics related to sexual attraction and how drunk they felt at that moment. As part of the survey, they were also asked to watch a 40-second video of an attractive man and woman drinking at a bar and chatting with a bartender.

After the clip ended, subjects rated their willingness to perform various acts with the hotties in the video. These acts ranged from buying them a drink to going home and having sex. Of course, men were generally more interested in the woman than they were in the man. Now we get to the good stuff.

The amount of alcohol men consumed that night had little effect on how badly they wanted to sleep with the woman in the video. In other words, male subjects were as willing to sleep with her stone-cold sober as they were six shots in. The more men drank, however, the more interested they became in the guy in the video. While guys who’d drank nothing or very little showed no interest in him, men who’d consumed more than 10 drinks expressed nearly as much interest in sleeping with him as they did with the woman.

Women, on the other hand, expressed little interest in the man in the beginning, but their collective rate of interest increased as they downed more drinks. The same proved true of their attraction toward the other woman.

Because alcohol reduces our inhibitions, it’s easy to assume that our apprehension toward same-sex sexual experimentation, borne from social constructs and fear of public judgment and disapproval, lessens significantly after 10 or more drinks.

Basically, we’re far more willing to act on our curiosities and impulses when we’re drunk. This isn’t anything new. What is news is the fact that alcohol can have the same effect on men as it does on women in terms of willingness to experiment sexually. We’ve all seen a drunk girl make out with another drunk girl at a bar for attention, but straight guys making out with other straight guys at last call? That’s hard to come by, right?

Given that men are more harshly judged for having same-sex attractions—aka, they face more pressure to be straight and hide bicurious or gay desires—it makes sense why we don’t often see the researchers’ findings play out in real life. If some guy happens to slip up, you know wthe defense: “No homo, dude.”

Then again, a startling amount of straight-identifying men have same-sex fantasies, so maybe it should come as no surprise that alcohol makes them feel more comfortable—and curious. Whatever your take on this is, remember, there’s no shame. Just be you.