T O P I C R E V I E W
Member # 17839
posted 06-27-2005 05:58 PM
I just read that testosterone is the main substance responsible for sexual impulses and behavior; mainly present in the male body but also in the female body in a smaller quantity.
I was just wondering, if somebody has less sexual drive than what he/she would like to have, is it possible, and not dangerous for his/her health, to ingest a certain dose of testosterone, just in order to boost that sexual impulse to the desired level? Even if you're a woman? If it's possible, what consequences would it have aside from the sexaul boost?
Member # 568
posted 06-27-2005 06:08 PM
Doctors can prescribe testosterone (T) supplements, but generally, young people will not need them. Declining serum T levels generally come with age. A blood test to determine serum hormone levels will be used to see whether you are a candidate for T therapy.
If you try get testosterone anyway, it'll probably be in the form of anabolic steroids. Taking steroids is an EXTREMELY bad idea. Men who take steroids report shorter tempers and aggression. Sure, your libido will jump at first, but after taking the stuff for a hile, it will cause your testes to shrink and atrophy. The cells that normally make T in the body (Leydig cells) sense that there's enough T circulating that they don't need to make more. So they wither off and die from lack of use. oh, and you can wreck your kidney and liver from using these drugs.
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Member # 17839
posted 06-27-2005 06:46 PM
I see... so ingesting testosterone would have similar effects to taking drugs, inhibiting the body's normal production of the substance. But I guess that would only happen after some time taking them, right? What I meant was for somebody to take a small dose once, maybe just a day they want to increase their sexual urge, but not usually so as to not get the body accustomed to getting it. Would that be feasible?
It's not that I'm interested in taking testosterone myself - I'm 19 and I don't feel like I would need to boost myself that way But I'm kinda curious about it all the same. BTW, I'm a girl.
Member # 3
posted 06-27-2005 07:31 PM
You know, there is a very easy, natural and healthy way to up testosterone levels in the body (as well as two hormones one feels during arousal and orgasm, endophins and dopamine, which are pleasure-inducing).
In other words, be more active. Get a good workout a few times a week AND keep yourself moderately active every day. walk or bike rather than driving, stairs instead of elevators, the whole enchilada.
That is going to work a whole lot better than any steroid, especially since it also boosts circulation, which enhances sexual enjoyment.
And male and female levels of testosterone in the body really are not all that different in healthy people.
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