Ladies, charge your glasses and let's toast to the latest research on alcohol that shows that women who drink regularly tend to also report having better sex lives.
Italian researchers at the University of Florence reported that women who said they drink one or two glasses of wine a day also have more fun in the bedroom.
The study interviewed 800 women aged between 18 and 50 on how satisfied they were with their sex lives using the Female Sexual Function Index, developed by US researchers in 2000. The index was set up in order to measure the levels of sexual arousal, orgasm, satisfaction, pain, etcetera, that women experience but is not a measure of attitude or knowledge around sexual functioning.
The women were also asked about their drinking habits and the results were correlated. Non-drinkers scored 24.4 out of a possible 36 points for sexual satisfaction, while those who drank up to two glasses of wine a day scored an average of 27.3 points.
The research confirms what the Ancient Greeks always had a hunch about: that moderate alcohol intake has an aphrodisiacal effect.