Beer goggles don’t exist
Sexual desire is the last part of the brain to be affected by alcohol, researchers have found.
It’s an all-too-familiar situation. You wake up, realise last night’s shag wasn’t as fit as you’d remembered and so you blame it on wearing beer goggles.
Well, they don’t exist.
Being drunk doesn’t make you find ugly people more attractive, according to research by Durham Uni boffins.
Dr Amanda Ellison, a senior lecturer in Durham’s psychology department, claims that the part of the brain that makes us want to have sex keeps functioning regardless of how much we drink.
“We still see others basically as they are,” she says. “There is no imagined physical transformation – just more desire.”
The part of the brain that makes us want to shag is the last to be affected by drinking, and functions until we are ready to pass out.
Booze does, however, make you more spontaneous.
“Alcohol switches off the rational and decision making areas of the brain while leaving the areas to do with sexual desire relatively intact,” explains Dr Ellison.
Next time you think you’re punching below your weight, remember that you can’t blame it on being drunk.