I’ve talked a lot about the effect my sobriety has had on my social life and relationships. I’m coming up on almost a year alcohol-free. I’ve always said that I wasn’t a full blown alcoholic, but merely teetering on the edge of a full blown alcohol problem. I don’t go to meetings and staying sober isn’t really a daily struggle.
When I set my mind to quitting drinking, that was pretty much it. I have a strong constitution for sticking to shit—mostly fueled by the fear of judgment from others if I should fail.
Anyway, there have been a lot of positive changes that have come with getting sober. I lost fifteen pounds after cutting that extra 1250 calories from the two bottles of wine I was consuming every night. I’ve figured out who my real friends are, and I’ve gotten to a place of mental stability that feels clear and calm.
Being sober has also drastically altered my sex life. And that’s the juicy bit we’re going to talk about today. If you’re going to quit drinking, here is one really excellent reason: ditching alcohol will turn you from schlub to sex goddess in just a few weeks, friend.
Sobriety has been a wild ride, but my sex life has been a R-I-D-E.
You have to accept the awkward moments.
When the majority of your sexual experiences have taken place while intoxicated, having sober sex is a bit of a learning curve. When you’re drunk, all your inhibitions are gone and nothing about being naked and fucking is intimidating.
I’m not going to lie, it isn’t easy to go from crazy-whiskey-sexual-being to a sober person navigating the sexual waters. That’s probably one of the many reasons people drink in the first place: to make shit less scary.
As a sober person, you’re highly aware of everything your body is doing and how it looks at every angle. It can be a bit scary. Getting used to being in a vulnerable position, without any help from booze, is nerve-wracking, but with time it becomes a lot easier.
Now to the fun part…
Watch: Tara O shares her advice for a better orgasm. (Post continues after video.)