Can I ask, not to get anyone in trouble, but is the only way to get a hold of actual testosterone thru a physician? I know it’s prescribed, but for me, I can’t pursue that really.
I’ve tried to befriend guys at the gym, who could possibly have access to roids, but that’s not panned-out to get me connected. It’s a difficult thing to explain, but i’m not a Trans-male, but someone who was born with a condition called Klinefelter Syndrome, meaning I was born male, but later learned I was born with an extra X chronsome, and it puts me on the XXY gender spectrum. About 1 in 500 male births qualify as XXY. I’m of normal intelligence, though people with the disorder tend to be of less-than-average IQs,and have a feminine body for a man, and had gynecomastia and removal surgery for that. It’s been a very difficult road for me, and, as you can imagine, it’s a difficult life to manage. To sort of weirdly complicate my own life, I only ever attended boy’s Catholic schools, so, you can guess how that played out. I often have been mistaken for a girl, and have had the three-times-repeated experience of being at a gay bar, and asked if I was a trans-woman, meaning that I was born and raised as a woman, but transitioned to a male appearance. It’s odd then, when i’ve wanted to become more male in appearance. I have low testosterone, but that is not something you can ask a doctor to help you resolve. They don’t seem to get it, and it’s incredibly hard for me to pursue myself. And I want to be in control of my own body, and not given a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, or suffer through the process of constantly being under the microscope. And then as a gay man, who does not look “GQ-ready”, is a terrible thing to go through. I turned to you guys, I guess because you could sort of relate. Thanks and thanks for listening.
Testosterone is a hormone that is produced in large amounts by males (and a little bit in females), in the testes and adrenal glands. High testosterone levels are associated with sexual performance, reproductive function, muscle mass, hair growth, aggressive, competitive behaviors, and other such manly things. Testosterone levels tend to peak at the age of 40, and slowly decline from there. Luckily, there are many things you can do to increase testosterone, so if you feel like your T levels could use a boost, you've come to the right place.