Think all the bulky studs of the world are smooth in the sack? If they’re taking ‘roids, they’re probably not. Read on for how performance enhancers enhance a whole lotta nothing in the bedroom.
Why Taking Steroids to Get Ladies Can Backfire:
A lot of guys take steroids so that they can bulk up, be more macho, and hopefully attract some welcome female attention. However, although steroids may help them to build more lean muscle mass and thus be more “manly” looking, there are also a few things that might make you rethink your decision to use ‘roids so that you’ll have more luck with the ladies.
First of all, besides all of the normal health risks of taking steroids, the risk of heart attack, stroke, liver damage etc, there are many side effects that can affect your sexual performance. Steroid use can sap your libido and make it difficult or impossible to get or maintain an erection. But you may not even need to worry about that, because some of these other side effects could make it difficult to even get a partner to the point where you would need an erection.
Steroid use can cause severe outbreaks of acne on your face, back and other parts of your body (which we will not mention here). You can suffer from this steroid induced acne even if you have never had acne in your life, and if you do battle with even mild bouts of acne, taking steroids can make it worse. I don’t know about you, but I’m glad I’m done with puberty, and I wouldn’t go back to being called “Pizzaface” for the world!
– Changes in the breasts and nipples
Have you ever seen the teats of an old female dog that has nursed a dozen litters of puppies in her lifetime? Taking steroids can do much the same thing to your nipples and chest. It can also cause a condition called gynecomastia, which is basically an enlargement of the breasts ( yes, not your pecs… your breasts). While YOU may love breasts, most women would rather not feel threatened because you take a bigger cup size than they do.
– Psychological problems
Those who use steroids are usually very emotionally unbalanced. This is because anabolic steroids mess with the body’s natural hormone levels. This imbalance may cause the person on steroids to act in very unbecoming ways; being overly aggressive, needlessly reckless, and even suffer from paranoid jealousy. These are all usually very unattractive traits in a mate.
– Changes in the sex organs
Since you are basically flooding your body with testosterone, your body’s natural reaction will be to react and try to keep the balance of things by producing more estrogen (the ‘female’ hormone). This can cause all sorts of unmanly traits in an otherwise manly body. We’ve already mentioned enlarged breasts, but it can also affect something that most men consider “closer to home”. Steroid use can decrease sperm production and shrink your testicles. Since your testicles no longer need to produce testosterone (since you’re injecting it) they can become atrophied from disuse… Yikes!
So, if you have ever envied those buff dudes who walk around like they own the place, just keep these things in mind. Chances are, they aren’t doing as well in the sex department as you think they are.
And, if you are taking steroids and experiencing these symptoms, don’t despair. These symptoms usually cease within six months after you have ceased taking the steroids. Your doctor can best advice you how to go about quitting so that you will reduce negative side effects.
Stacey Cavalari holds a B.A in Journalism and currently writes for eDrugstore.MD, an online facilitator for Viagra online and other safe FDA-approved medications such as Propecia for hair loss. Stacey uses her journalism skills to cover big pharma news she shares on the eDrugstore.MD Health Blog