If you thought that 15 year olds engaging in sex is shocking, then listen to this. Teenage boys are now turning to Viagra and other potency drugs to spice up their sexual activities. And as Sylvia Chebet found out from a random spot check in chemists around Nairobi city center, anyone including teenagers can buy the drugs without having to answer any questions from the chemists, even for drugs that are supposed to be sold only with a doctors prescription.
The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.