Nov 22, 2017

If you can’t count on confidence alone to make you feel sexy, a glass of vodka martini might help.

Researchers from the U.K. found out that different emotions can be triggered by certain alcohol types. They gathered data from over 30,000 people who participated in the Global Drug Survey for 2018.

As it turns out, spirits like gin, vodka, whiskey, and other hard liquor are linked to “a range of strong feelings.” Although they mostly bring up negative feelings—sadness (22 percent), restlessness (28 percent), and aggression (30 percent), they also induce positive emotions like feeling confident (59 percent), energized (58 percent), and sexy (42 percent).


The researchers speculate that these emotions are connected to variations in alcohol percentages, amount consumed, and ingredients used. The study also suggests that people could be ordering their drinks based on their current emotional state or “how they expect a certain beverage to make them feel.”

“These findings suggest that individuals inadvertently select drinks which are known to elicit negative emotions because they crave the positive emotions that go with them and link with existing evidence that those dependent on alcohol drink [as a] coping mechanism rather than drinking for pleasure,” the authors say.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to relax after a long day, go for red wine or beer instead.


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