What You Should Know About Sex & Alcohol

Research shows alcohol plays a role in the following campus problems: (1)

Why Does Alcohol Affect Sexual Behavior? (6)

How Does Alcohol Affect Sexual Performance and Pleasure? (9)

Sex and Alcohol on Spring Break: Some Statistics (3)

STDs and Alcohol (8, 9)

Sexual Assault: How Is It Related to Alcohol? (2)

Can We Help? All Inquiries are Confidential

Alcohol and Other Drug Office (AODO): For information or to make an appointment, call 333-7557
Counseling Center: One-to-one counseling and referral for alcohol-related problems, call 333-3704
McKinley Health Center
    (Dial-A-Nurse): To make an appointment for any health problem, call 333-2700
    Health Education: To make an appointment with the Sexual Health Educator, call 333-2714


1. Abbey, A (1991). Acquaintance rape and alcohol consumption on college campuses: How are they linked? Journal of American College, 39, 165-169.
2. Abbey, A., McAuslan, P., & Ross, L. T. (1998). Sexual assault perpetration by college men: The role of alcohol, misperception of sexual intent, and sexual beliefs and experiences. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 17, 167-195.
3. Apostolopoulos, Y., Sonmz, S., & Yu, C. H. (2002). HIV risk behaviors of American spring break vacationers: A case of situational disinhibition? International Journal of STD & AIDS, 13, 733-743.
4. CDC. (2008, Spring.) Sexual violence data sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved on September 9, 2009, from http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/SV-DataSheet-a.pdf.
5. Goldstein, A. L., Barnett, N. P., et. al. (2007, September.) Drinking in conjunction with sexual experiences among at-risk college student drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68(5), 697-705. Retrieved on September 9, 2009, from Academic OneFile.
6. Grello, C. M., Welsh, D. P., & Harper, M. S. (2006, August.) No strings attached: The nature of casual sex in college students. The Journal of Sex Research, 43(3), 255-267. Retrieved on September 9, 2009, from Academic OneFile.
7. Kahn, A., Jackson, J., Kully, C., Badger, & K., Halvorsen, J. (2003) Calling it rape: Differences in experiences of women who do or do not label their sexual assault as rape. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27(3), 233-242.
8. KaiserNetwork.org (February 7, 2002). Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health report. Retrieved on 9/11/04 from http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?hint=2&DR_ID=9346.
9. Sumnall, H. R., C. M., et. al. (2007, September.) An inveSTDgation of the subjective experiences of sex after alcohol or drug intoxication. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 21(5), 525-537. Retrieved on September 9, 2009, from Academic OneFile.