Twitter Facebook Instagram Google+ Tumblr YouTube E-Mail WhatsApp Sign In Check Close snapchat
Search
Exit Clear
Playboy Advisor Playboy Advisor

Advisor: Why Am I so Horny When I’m Hungover?

Advisor: Why Am I so Horny When I’m Hungover?: JLT

JLT

Whenever I’m hungover, my sex drive goes to the redline. I recover quickly but get turned on by damn near every woman I see; I’m not able to keep it down. I assume this is the result of a biochemical reaction after my body processes a large amount of alcohol, but I’ve never heard of this happening to anybody else. Is there a logical explanation behind my morning-after craze?R.H., Moscow, Idaho

You’re not alone. The “horny hangover” is prevalent enough to warrant an entry in the Urban Dictionary, but woefully little research is out there to explain the cause. Some people theorize that a horny hangover comes from the residual disinhibiting effects of the previous night’s alcohol. Others think it has something to do with the more primitive state a hangover puts us in: Our complex thinking diminishes, and basic needs such as food and sex come to the fore. The “horny flu” is a phenomenon similar to your hangover. Think of them as maladies with benefits.


This question is from the March 2014 issue of Playboy. To read the rest of this Advisor column, click here.

For answers to reasonable questions relating to food and drink, fashion and taste, and sex and dating, write the Playboy Advisor, 9346 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, or email advisor@playboy.com. The most interesting and pertinent questions will be presented in these pages each month.


More From Playboy Advisor See all Playboy Advisor