Sex Drive and Creativity

Biswanath Bhattacharya

March 7, 2023, 11:12:31   

Sex Drive and Creativity

In my boyhood I definitely went to bed in  the night  with a book – be it a book  or magazine or anything -even Panjika( Register or Calendar- I don’t know its English name )

One day I went to our village at Kalam Choura along with my grandmother . I was not finding anything -even Panjika also. I went to my neighbour’s house in desperation. He after searching hell and heaven could lay his hand on a torn and tattered book. The book was ‘ Galpe Upanishad’- Upanishad through stories.

It was really a treasure trove . I read the book within the night itself and kept the book with me for further reading and introspection . I did not return the book . I gave him Rs 5.00 and he was more tan happy.

In this book that  I chanced upon the words datta, damyata, and dayadvam- . Datta meaning  "to give in charity," damyata means self-control." dayadvam "be compassionate," These  terms are alluded to in lines 396-400 in the sound of the thunder as "DA DA DA." The restorative rain will grow the hyacinth flowers and make the earth green again. The hyacinths are a symbol of death and unfulfilled love. Eliot is postulating that the rain as representative of the Upanishad concept is the way to restore and wholeness in modern society as well as promote new growth.

Eliot borrows the three virtues as a guide to achieve nirvana or "happiness" from Chapter 5 of the divine Hindu text Brihadaranyak Upanishad. In this Brahma, the creator teaches the demons to achieve true enjoyment there needs to be a balance between decadence and restraint. Eliot, in turn, seems to think the wasteland can be fixed by more thoughtful in these regards. This balance as opposed to living without feelings and comforts or being greedy having too many such as the class struggles between the rich and the poor affecting their personal lives as well as the environment.

Now when a senior and respected colleague of mine asked me of my views of sex drive , instantly  the word  damyata ( self-control) flashed into my mind).

Every man or woman is incomplete with sex drive. If he sex drive is gone , you are almost finished. Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem affecting up to 1 in 5 men – and even more women – at some point in their life. It's often linked to professional and personal stress, or important life-changing events such as pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.

Testosterone is the main sex hormone for males. Low testosterone levels can reduce libido in some men. But not every man will lose sex drive with this drop of testosterone  Also, some older men may  also not be bothered by the decline in sex drive.

The desire for sex does drop naturally to some extent as we men  age-  in your 70s, 80s, and beyond.

 But if your loss of interest in sex lasts long enough to become bothersome, it’s time to see your doctor. It can be important both for your physical and mental health and also for the health of your intimate relationships.

Men often confuse low libido with erectile dysfunction, or ED.

ED is the inability to get or keep an erection, Libido is simply your desire for sex. While ED and low libido may occur at the same time and are often closely linked, they’re quite different problems.

You can agree or disagree, but this world is all about desire. A desire for riches, desire for health, desire for peace, desire for a perfect partner… And, beyond any doubt, desire for sex.

Apart from reproduction, sex can bring pleasure, boost self-esteem, stimulate tenderness, slash stress levels, lower the risk of cancer and heart attacks, help with pain relief… It seems that sexual activity can offer many surprising benefits to all aspects of our life. All in all — sex, it’s not only a prescription for a healthy life but a very happy one.

In the  life of all creative human beings  sex has been one of the most powerful experiences.  It is not that he  cannot stop thinking about sex for a minute, but now and then the thoughts are arising, and he believe that life would be less exciting if not for sex and the clarity of mind and determination that often comes as a result of this experience. Sex it’s ‘the salt of life’ — maybe not for every day, but a very necessary ingredient.

The most important benefits of healthy sex life are:

·Lower blood pressure.

·Better immune system.

·Better heart health (including lower risk for heart disease).

·Improved self-esteem.

·Decreased depression and anxiety.

·Increased libido.

·Immediate, natural pain relief.

·Better sleep.

Loss of libido is often due to hormonal changes And sometimes change of partner can work miracles This has happened with all creative genius. Immediately after creation of something particular , the genius will surely be active in sexual activity . If he has no spouse or active sexual partner , he will go to a brothel to relieve himself. Dostoevsky,  He used to thing of the plot of the next novel in brothel .

And finally , they say stiff bodies show a final erection. Before the final departure also men want to have his last sexual desire fulfilled. And this is so human !

Epilogue : May anybody help me buying “ Galpe Upanishad”