Young people intentionally binge on booze and drugs to improve their sex lives, according to new research. A third of European men under the age of 36 and a quarter of women said they drank to increase their chance of sex—and were more likely to engage in unsafe sex when they were high, reports the BBC. Cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana were used to enhance arousal or prolong sex, according to the study published in BMC Public Health.
"Millions now take drugs and drink in ways which alter their sexual decisions and increase their chances of unsafe sex or sex that is later regretted," said the lead researcher. "Yet despite the negative consequences, we found many are deliberately taking these substances to achieve quite specific sexual effects."