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Wine officially makes people feel sexier than beer – but only until they get tired

"When you pick up one drink, it's hard to say, 'I'm only going to have two or three.' It usually becomes 10 or 20".

Co-author Professor Mark Bellis, who is also Public Health Wales' director of policy, research and global development, said: "For centuries, the history of rum, gin, vodka and other spirits has been laced with violence".

Breaking down the results further, the research team found that men were more likely to report feeling aggressive when drinking in general compared to women.

Beer had perhaps the least remarkable effect on most people: Although it can boost confidence and relax you a bit, as evinced by its percentages of 44.54 and 49.87 respectively, and maybe make you a little sleepy (hi there, 38.92 reporting rate), the beverage's scores in everything else where wholly ordinary, especially in comparison to some of the other options on the list: Spirits will make you more energized, ill, aggressive, and restless; spirits and red wine will make you more tearful; and both kinds of wine will make you feel sexier.

RG: What population did you study this in? . By collating information from 30,000 18-to-34-year-olds from 21 countries, the aim was to identify which types of alcohol influence certain emotions. They were opportunistic sample, so are not meant to be fully representative of people in each country.

The findings come from a large new study which discovered that different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses. But what if the type of alcoholic drink we choose could directly affect our emotions?

Wine officially makes people feel sexier than beer – but only until they get tired
Wine makes you feel sexy… but you might be too tired to do anything

Their answers showed that they attributed different emotions - energised, relaxed, sexy, confident and exhausted, aggressive, ill, restless, and tearful - to different types of alcohol. Basically, the setting in which people tend to drink red wine might be more relaxing, whereas the setting for spirits might be more active.

But spirits were more likely to elicit some positive feelings than either beer or wine. This can result in a quicker stimulating effect as blood alcohol levels increase. They may also be consumed in different social occasions so people may be drinking them deliberately to feel the drunken effect quickly while other types of drink are more likely to be consumed slowly or with food.

But he added: 'It is worth also bearing in mind that there are compounds apart from alcohol in different drinks. They found significant differences between different types of drinks.

The study is published as the Scottish government announced it will introduce minimum pricing for alcohol on 1 May next year in a bid to combat binge drinking.

And heavy drinkers were more likely to select any drink that was associated for them with feelings of aggression and tearfulness when at home or when out.

RG: How do you hope your results will be used? . From the foregoing psychologists have concluded that to reduce the risk of developing alcoholism and frequency of drinking, the prices of spirits that exist today, is to significantly increase. We hope this work will help fill a gap. In addition, self-reported data are only as good as a participant's memory, and the survey didn't ask how quickly they were drinking, what their moods were like before they took the first sip, or if there was something like dancing or drugs involved that may have changed the overall experience. We hope that the results can help understand and prevent risky spirals where some people see drinking as the solution to emotional problems that it is actually aggravating.

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