The Doc’s flying solo this week. Dr. Debby Herbenick — our resident sexpert from Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute answers your questions about vibes, meds and working out, and how all of those things can affect your sex life.
Sometimes when I drink too much coffee, I end up getting crazy horny for some reason. Is there something we should know about coffee?
Debby: In the many years I’ve worked in sex education and research, I’ve heard all kinds of anecdotal stories about caffeine and sex but none of them point to any consistent relationship. Some people swear they have better sex, more energy for sex, and/or easier orgasms after they quit drinking coffee. On the flip side, other women have told me that when they have to pee very badly (sometimes aided by drinking coffee or beer) they have easier orgasms. Others say that a full bladder makes it more difficult for them to experience orgasm. There’s no rhyme or reason except to pay attention to your own body and sexual response.