Can You Consent to Sex if You're Drunk?

Two white women with red hair hold glasses with drinks in them. Only their hands and arms and upper part of their bodies is pictured. Michael Discenza/Unsplash

How many drinks does it take to cross the line from “I’m not drunk. I can still consent to sex,” to “I am drunk. I can no longer consent to sex?” This article looks at defining consent when alcohol is involved, walks through several common scenarios, and asks us to remember that something may be unethical even if it is not explicitly against the law.