Episode #54: Cocktails Vs. Consent
Happy belated New Year! Given that the holiday season is a time when a lot of people consume significant amounts of alcohol AND get frisky while under its influence, Joe and I thought we’d kick off 2019 with a Science of Sex Podcast episode that ties drinking and sexual consent.
Specifically, how does being intoxicated impact people’s perceptions of their own and their friends’ ability to consent to sex?
In her unusual “naturalistic bar study” (more on that in the podcast), Dr. Michelle Drouin from Purdue University enlisted drunken bar goers and their friends to take a half-hour break from drinking so they can blow into breathalyzers and answer questions about sexual consent!