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Does alcoholism cause sexual problems?

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Some alcoholics have sexual problems. For men, this most commonly manifests itself as impotence that is, problems getting and maintaining an erection even though the sexual desire may be there. Even when they are sober, male alcoholics may have problems achieving and maintaining an erection. If a person has been an alcoholic for a number of years, their sex drive may also be affected.

Why do alcoholics have sexual problems?

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly why alcoholics have sexual problems. The problem may be caused by the excess of alcohol itself or by other factors in the unhealthy lifestyle of alcoholics. Sexual problems could also be due to other disorders associated with alcoholism, such as depression.

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