Don't do this are your office party.The holiday parties are so close, we can practically taste the champagne already. But be careful that you don't guzzle down too many glasses-or you may end up putting yourself at risk for more than just a hangover.
By Kelly Thore
A group of Canadian scientists just released research that's pretty alarming: The more alcohol you consume in a night, the more likely you are to wind up having unprotected sex-whether you "know better" or not.
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The researchers conducted 12 experiments, during which one group of participants drank alcohol while the other didn't. Participants in both groups were then asked to report how willing they would be to have unprotected sex in their current states. Researchers found that on average, every 0.1 milligram per milliliter increase in study participants' blood alcohol levels raised their likelihood of going at it sans condom by 5 percent.
That's pretty scary. Even if you swear you'll always be careful, these studies suggest that there's still a chance that as your blood alcohol level creeps up, your judgment may get hazy enough for a serious slip-up.
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Now, that's not to say we're not going to indulge in a festive cocktail or two in the next few weeks. It's just a real risk to be aware of in case you go out and wind up drinking more than you planned.
Do you think booze would have this effect on you?
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