For people complaining about the double standard when it comes to intoxication, you need to keep a few things in mind. Firstly, men and women handle alcohol differently on a biological level. Pound for pound, it takes less alcohol to get a woman drunk. Secondly, women tend to be lighter then men, so the same number of drinks is more alcohol per pound. Thirdly. Whiskey Dick. Alcohol is a vasodilator, which impairs your ability to get an erection.