Do most gays drink to excess?

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    Feb 13, 2016 12:24 AM GMT
    So only being a part of this gay world for a short time I have noticed that gay men love their alcohol. It's sort of annoying. Can't you just have one or two and then go home and enjoy each others bodies? Or do you feel obligated to get sloshed? Does it help with penetration? Like help me out here.
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    Feb 13, 2016 1:05 AM GMT
    zoltar said Does it help with penetration? Like help me out here.


    It sure can. Getting your target a bit drunk, makes it easier to take advantage of him - it might even make you look a lot more attractive.
  • tazzari

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    Feb 13, 2016 1:44 AM GMT
    You've only been part of the gay world and you're already making generalizations? Perhaps it has more to do with the crowd you hang out with, or where you go.

    Ever been in a port town when the Navy hits the beach? Somehow I doubt they're all gay.
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    Feb 13, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
    tazzari saidYou've only been part of the gay world and you're already making generalizations? Perhaps it has more to do with the crowd you hang out with, or where you go.

    Ever been in a port town when the Navy hits the beach? Somehow I doubt they're all gay.


    True but everyone generalizes. Just like everyone isn't always politically correct and everyone is a little racist now and then too. I don't believe anyone who claims otherwise.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Feb 13, 2016 6:38 AM GMT
    I have little doubt that a certain segment of gay population really like their drinks a bit more than it may be good for them.icon_razz.gif

    Hit any gay cruise or any other gay event and if you ask the organizers they'll tell you that the the gay dudes party more and drink harder than the average general population doing the same or similar function.

    There are fewer or no kids back home to worry about/send to college. There is a bit more disposable income, too. There is a strong feeling that you only live once anyway...

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    If you do not wish to join their party - don't. There are quite a few guys out there who drink in great moderation and focus on other things. Join them!

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  • metta

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    Feb 13, 2016 6:44 AM GMT
    From the CDC:


    Studies have shown that, when compared with the general population, gay and bisexual men, lesbian, and transgender individuals are more likely to:

    Use alcohol and drugs,

    Have higher rates of substance abuse,

    Not withhold from alcohol and drug use, and

    Continue heavy drinking into later life.


    http://www.cdc.gov/msmhealth/substance-abuse.htm

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    That being said...I don't drink any alcohol. I know other gay men that don't drink at all. And I know gay men that do not drink to excess. I don't have any close friends that drink to excess. I did stop dating a guy because he got drunk on a regular basis and he was extremely negative.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 13, 2016 7:04 AM GMT
    Only in their youth .... LIKE EVERY FUCKING BODY ELSE! icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 13, 2016 8:26 AM GMT
    I think drinking is problematic in the US across all segments of the population. Wouldn't correlate it with the gay world any more than with the straight world.

    More than anything, drinking to excess is symptomatic of self-loathing. It is a problem that I am trying to get a handle on in my own life. Over the last couple of years, I have consumed about a bottle of red wine with dinner every night. My tolerance for the stuff is pretty solid at this point and such an amount produces not much more than a "buzz" ... but I know it is likely wrecking my liver along with some brain cells.

    Over the last couple of weeks since coming out to my wife, I have more than cut my volume in half. It's a start, but I still have a while to go.
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    Feb 13, 2016 12:31 PM GMT
    I drink about 4-6 nights a month but always in social outings never alone.
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    Feb 13, 2016 1:05 PM GMT
    Don't forget the complementary poppers and Tina. Them gay boys love to parTy.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 13, 2016 1:41 PM GMT
    I haven't touched a drop of alcohol since January 1, 2000. So don't count me in as part of the segment of the GLB population with a substance abuse problem. icon_smile.gif
  • leanandclean

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    Feb 14, 2016 12:32 AM GMT
    I don't drink alcohol.
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:35 AM GMT
    this is such a troll thread
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    Feb 14, 2016 12:37 AM GMT
    Puppenjunge said
    zoltar said Does it help with penetration? Like help me out here.


    It sure can. Getting your target a bit drunk, makes it easier to take advantage of him - it might even make you look a lot more attractive.




    that's actually true, studies have shown that alcohol makes view others as more attractive, the more you are drunk, the better others look
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:22 AM GMT
    Granite69 saidI think drinking is problematic in the US across all segments of the population.

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    Then you have never been to the UK. Drunk is an artform there...

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    Feb 14, 2016 3:13 AM GMT
    zoltar said
    tazzari saidYou've only been part of the gay world and you're already making generalizations? Perhaps it has more to do with the crowd you hang out with, or where you go.

    Ever been in a port town when the Navy hits the beach? Somehow I doubt they're all gay.


    True but everyone generalizes. Just like everyone isn't always politically correct and everyone is a little racist now and then too. I don't believe anyone who claims otherwise.


    Thank you. Political Correctness stops being annoying when we rebut the PC police. What are they going to do...arrest us? icon_smile.gif

    Watch out for the red flags....glorifying booze, drugs and pot. Occasional glass of wine or beer is fine, but multiple drinks every weekend? Maybe your first date wants to meet at a bar...red flag! Your gut instinct is right. Reminds me of a SNL skit....

  • Apparition

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    Feb 14, 2016 4:01 AM GMT
    Men drink more than women, and men not dating women drink more than men who do, so of course the numbers would be higher.

    Lots of tea totallers to though. Me for instance. Alcoholics bore me.
  • badbug

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    Feb 14, 2016 5:16 AM GMT
    Men drink more than women, and men not dating women drink more than men who do


    Good point. Especially since most straight relationships have women using sex as a weapon to keep their men in line, which often for women is controlling their men's drinking among other things.

    It's gross and it annoys me how casually it's portrayed in media. Husbands having to ask their wives if they can go out with their friends etc. That shit makes me furious, because if the reverse were portrayed it wouldn't be a comedy about a bumbling stumbling man anymore, it would be a drama about an abusive controlling husband.






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    Feb 14, 2016 5:22 AM GMT
    I was always under the impression that drugs were a bigger issue for gay men. Personally, I've never done any drugs (except weed) and rarely drink. I just don't like the way it makes me feel normally. There are some nights when I feel like getting drunk but my body just refuses to accept it. Doesn't help the fact that I'm a lightweight. I did get pretty drunk on Fat Tuesday but it took quite an effort.
  • jjguy05

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    Feb 14, 2016 6:16 AM GMT
    zoltar saidSo only being a part of this gay world for a short time I have noticed that gay men love their alcohol. It's sort of annoying. Can't you just have one or two and then go home and enjoy each others bodies? Or do you feel obligated to get sloshed? Does it help with penetration? Like help me out here.


    American society in general, people either drink themselves silly, or are completely sober. Other countries are not like this, and their approaches to alcohol are reflected in both the LGBT and non-LGBT population.

    Different countries have different approaches to alcohol, so your question is culturally biased.
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    Feb 14, 2016 10:35 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    Granite69 saidI think drinking is problematic in the US across all segments of the population.

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    Then you have never been to the UK. Drunk is an artform there...



    That is correct. I have never been to the UK.

    It's good to know that they know how to do drunk artfully though. Drunk in the US is more reminiscent of a car wreck.
  • interestingch...

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    Feb 14, 2016 12:46 PM GMT
    In the UK, many gay guys abuse chemical party drugs on a regular basis, some drink too but drugs are a big problem. Personally when I was younger I smoked a bit of weed but these days I don't at all and only drink a couple times a year, I think its good to relax from daily pressures from time to time and enjoy yourself. I haven't ever done chemical drugs and I'm glad that I never did, it does affect people even only on a recreational way and I have seen personality changes in people who do them, I even have known a couple people who now have mental health problems from partying like that.
    I'm not playing russian roulette with my health so have a holistic lifestyle as much as possible
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:39 PM GMT
    Gay men are more likely to get help for drugs too.
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    Feb 14, 2016 1:43 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    Granite69 saidI think drinking is problematic in the US across all segments of the population.

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    Then you have never been to the UK. Drunk is an artform there...

    That's true. I'm not much of a drinker but I totally agree.

    Sidenote: Why don't you try to get me drunk sometime, desertmuscl? I'd really like it a LOT
  • nice_chap

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    Feb 14, 2016 4:45 PM GMT
    I misread the title as "Do most gays drink to exercise?" icon_redface.gif

    I love drinking, but it's something I do at home on a quiet night in. I rarely drink out. If it's a date I like to have all my faculties intact. I don't wanna pull some drunken slob. And most clubs play shit music anyway, so I can't enjoy their overpriced drinks.