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'Provokes the Desire'?

Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.

Q.: Please settle an argument. Does alcohol stimulate sexual appetites or dull them?

A.: Machismo and martinis make poor mixers. In a recent study at Rutgers University, 16 students drank varying amounts of alcohol, then were shown pornographic movies while machines monitored their reactions. Results proved that sexual response to the movies dropped sharply with each drink, and after... Login to read more
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