Science Proves That Drinking Makes You Horny

You probably already guessed this from observation in the real world, but alcohol makes people hornier and more likely to hit on you cluelessly. Now a team of researchers from Penn State have gotten a bunch of fruit flies drunk on a daily basis to prove that mating behavior skyrockets when you're an alcoholic. And by "mating behavior," I do not mean actual mating. Read on to find out how alcohol gives you wandering crotch syndrome.

Apparently the more you drink, the more your brain's neurological structure gets rewired to crave the drinkies. (This is something that people who study addiction have known for a while.) What nobody knew before was exactly how that re-wired affected sexual behavior. Turns out it causes "disinhibition," which makes flies more likely to try to mate — with anybody:

Among the team's discoveries is that male fruit flies, which typically court females, also actively court males when they are given a daily dose of [alcohol's active ingredient] ethanol.
OK this explains the one frat party I attended in college.

Daily Alcohol Use Causes Changes in Sexual Behavior
[Eurekalert]