Skip to comments.Gay and bisexual boys are more likely to abuse steroids
Posted on 02/04/2014 6:52:53 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gay and bisexual boys are almost six times as likely as their heterosexual peers to misuse steroids, according to a new study.
"What was most surprising to us was the magnitude of the disparities that emerged between sexual minority and heterosexual boys," Aaron J. Blashill from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston told Reuters Health in an email.
Upwards of 5 percent of adolescent boys use anabolic-androgenic steroids to enhance strength, athletic performance, and muscle size, but nobody had studied the association between sexual orientation and steroid abuse before, Blashill and his colleague Steven A. Safren noted.
Long-term misuse of steroids can lead to heart problems, hormone-related changes and psychiatric disorders.
The researchers were concerned that gay and bisexual boys might be more likely to misuse steroids because of other factors that have been tied to steroid and other substance abuse. Those include depression, victimization, suicidal thoughts and intent and poor body image.
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Where else do they get professional rasslers?
Gay and Bi-Sexzee Bois more. Messed up than regular boys.
Not exactly a news flash...
Makes abundant sense. Next study topic might be to determine what percentage of gay/bi boys perceive themselves in a hypermasculine way.
Might as well, they’ll all die early from some exotic clap anyway.
Same group of young men abuse pretty much everything more.
Its why gay men have have life-spans 20+ years below the rest of the population.
I don’t understand what is attractive about the homosexual lifestyle.
I believe it. ‘Getting ripped’ is all the rage in the gay community. Have you ever seen the ‘human Ken doll’? Dayum! The guy’s insane!!!
...unless of course messing with your body’s chemistry makes it more likely that you will become confused and make lifestyle choices that popular culture refers to as “gay.” The serious question here is, which came first?
The overwhelming majority of adolescent boy that self identify as “gay” or bisexual have been molested. It makes sense that they would react by trying to get strong enough to defend themselves from predators. God knows that our public schools aren’t going to do it.
Narcissistic personality disorder. They all have it. Even The Obamite.
Maybe he will have to resign for making this public. It is Boston
The cop actually was the only straight member of the VP.
It was a dig at cops who abuse steroids.
Many gays pump up. Part of it, I believe, is to enhance their physical image to attract other males. Plus, the gym, especially the weightlifting area, is where a lot of gays go to meet other gay men. A gay man told me this.
I don’t believe it’s to prevent bullying. Gays all bulk up on steroids just as they haunt gyms to create muscle. They do it to make themselves attractive to other men. They’re obsessed with body image.
I think you are right.
These are adolescent boys, not “gays”, and I didn’t mention bullying. Not all boys that are molested decide they are “gay”, but most self identified “gay” boys have been molested. As this article is about boys that identify themselves as “gay” statistically the overwhelming majority have been molested. It would seem to me that it’s the molestation (again raping someone isn’t “bullying” them) is most likely culprit. I guess it could be some mysterious “gay gene” that urges boys to become so body conscious they resort to drugs. The odds are right up there with Santa retiring due to anthropomorphic global warming.
Maybe they accidentally misuse steroids while they are strung out on crystal meth.
Guess you don’t know much about gay culture, do you?
A adolescent boy who was recently raped into thinking he is “gay” isn’t part of any culture.
These boys are not "gay" they are rape victims that need help. Until we understand that as a culture we are only perpetuating more victims.
What is it with you not to read the article you are commenting on? This article has nothing to do with rape. It is simply about male teenagers bulking up on steroids. Not all gay men were raped as a child. Many of them will tell you that they knew from an early age that they were “different.” Some will tell you they wanted to be girls as children. And, yes, some were abused by men as children and then identify with their abuser. But none of this has anything to do with steroids or bullying or rape. It is about the perfect body.
If you don’t believe me, after you’ve read the article, scroll down to a comment left by Squirrel 16. He will explain the whole sorry story to you.
Thank you I've read the article, and I'm not all that concerned with the justifications and manifestations of their mental illness commonly called "gay culture". I'm much more concerned about child molestation and the spread of "gay culture" via molestation.
The comment explains - by a gay man - his horrified view of the idea fixe of the body beautiful in gay culture. That is all I’m trying to explain to you. You keep talking about rape & molestation that has nothing to do with the original article. Do you seriously believe that these kids are bulking up because they’re afraid of being raped?
I’m a weight lifting, heterosexual male who used a perfectly legal andro-stack before the idiots in Congress outlawed them in the same class as narcotics because some folks in the MLB were making everyone else look pathetic and weak.
Repeat after me: Correlation is not Causation.
I started lifting weights because I wanted to be stronger and look better to the opposite sex.
I keep lifting because it helps cut down on the number of health issues the rest of those sedentary types have to deal with.
Using this idiots “logic” in this article, you could just as easily make the claim that ANY kind of working out is just another way of being Gay.
How can anyone talk about "gay" adolescents without talking about molestation and rape? This is how "gay" people are made, and even the homosexuals know this. They call it "recruiting". Their "culture" is made up of the manifestations and effects of this childhood trauma.
"Do you seriously believe that these kids are bulking up because theyre afraid of being raped"?
That is an oversimplification of a psychological reaction to abuse. It makes a lot more sense than a "gay gene" (which can't be proven to exist) causing people's body image problems, which seems to be manifested by a certain group, which just coincidentally have, to a overwhelming degree, been victims of rape.
You know who else likes a well-toned, solidly muscled physique?
Some of us heterosexual guys noticed this and workout to make ourselves more appealing to... That’s right... Women.
Whod’a thunk it?
What’s your point?
The article is another example of driving an agenda via correlation.
I thought that would have been obvious.