Hunger, Sleep and Sex are the basic drives that are characteristic of Human beings and animals. All the living beings are actively engaged in pursuit of fulfillment of these drives. While hunger aims to provide the required nutrients to maintain the body and its activities, sleep is when the body shuts down, rests, maintains only involuntary functions and revitalizes the body with cosmic energy in the process. Sex enables procreation and continuation of the species. These functions have been ingrained in the structure of all living beings by nature.

sexWhile animals are not equipped with a developed brain or mind, the sexual drive is driven mainly in accordance with mating season and the knowledge is inherent in them. Human beings on the other hand are not driven by mating season. The sexual urge though is a combination of chemical and biological processes is controlled and driven by the mind and senses. Human beings engage in sex all through the year. The sexual urge is high in the youth and adult and tapers off with the aging body.

In human beings the concept of sex is not experienced in isolation. Sex is considered an expression of feelings and emotions associated with it. Feelings of love, pleasure, passion, closeness etc arise in the heart and mind which culminate in the physical act of loving. In principle this is true, however there are deviations, as in many societies it is an acceptable practice for people to engage in sex purely for pleasure without any attachments.

Society has evolved certain rules and regulations to find balance in nature and ensure family structure is kept intact for the well being of all members of the family, community and society. Therefore it restricts humans from engaging in free sex similar to that of animal behavior. Sex education is imparted to the young ones both formally through education as well as in informal ways. Youngsters are taught and given information about what are sex, how to practice safe sex, the consequences of illicit sex etc.

When children step into youth and with onset of puberty, they start developing sexual drive and desires. Having the correct knowledge is very important so as to protect themselves from unwanted problems in relationships as well as from sexually transmitted diseases. The physical energy being very high, they are often impatient. As discussions regarding sex is always a taboo everywhere, children turn adventurous in wanting to explore more about the subject. They run the risk of getting exposed to aphrodisiac substances and other sex boosters. With the myth surrounding Viagra and its popularity, it is likely that the youngsters try to obtain Viagra tablets and consume the same without understanding what Viagra is all about. No doubt, prima facie they might fight strange heightened sensation which is a result of the tablet consumption, but it can be dangerous and affect their health adversely rather than boost their sexual energy and performance.

The myth that Viagra boosts ones libido is a very dangerous misconception that the youth might fall pray to and should watch out.