Nearly half of all Australians have admitted that, because of alcohol, they had sex with someone they wish they hadn't, research shows.
In a sex survey conducted by The Daily Telegraph, it was found that 47 per cent of women and nearly 44 per cent of men have had a drunken sexual encounter they have later regretted.
According to Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Director Paul Dillon, it wasn't just young people who regretted having sex because they were drunk, reports The Daily Telegraph.
"Alcohol is a powerful disinhibitor. Unfortunately, so many people find themselves in situations they wish they had never been in," he said.
"Some of those situations can be life-changing, whether it's unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease or whatever," he added.
The survey also found 18 per cent of respondents were under the legal age of 16 when they first had intercourse.
When it comes to how often a couple should have sex, a quarter of Aussies think three times a week is ideal.
More than 2000 people responded to The Daily Telegraph's online poll, which asked about their attitudes and experiences regarding sex.