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Gay and bisexual boys are more likely to abuse steroids
sun-sentinel.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | Will Boggs MD

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: disorders; homosexualagenda; steroids; substanceabuse

1 posted on 02/04/2014 6:52:53 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Where else do they get professional rasslers?


2 posted on 02/04/2014 6:58:23 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: ilovesarah2012

Gay and Bi-Sexzee Bois more. Messed up than regular boys.

Not exactly a news flash...


3 posted on 02/04/2014 7:08:10 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Makes abundant sense. Next study topic might be to determine what percentage of gay/bi boys perceive themselves in a hypermasculine way.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 7:09:01 PM PST by fso301
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To: ilovesarah2012

Might as well, they’ll all die early from some exotic clap anyway.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 7:09:39 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 7:11:24 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Darteaus94025

I don’t understand what is attractive about the homosexual lifestyle.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 7:12:50 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

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!!!


8 posted on 02/04/2014 7:21:51 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: ilovesarah2012

No surprise


9 posted on 02/04/2014 7:27:01 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: ilovesarah2012

...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?


10 posted on 02/04/2014 7:30:42 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 8:47:05 PM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Narcissistic personality disorder. They all have it. Even The Obamite.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 8:59:19 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe he will have to resign for making this public. It is Boston


13 posted on 02/04/2014 9:09:09 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: ilovesarah2012; Revolting cat!
How many of them become cops?


14 posted on 02/04/2014 9:21:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

The cop actually was the only straight member of the VP.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 9:22:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

It was a dig at cops who abuse steroids.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 9:23:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: ExpatGator

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.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 1:40:58 AM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Durus

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.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 3:45:11 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I think you are right.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 4:09:20 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 4:46:07 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe they accidentally misuse steroids while they are strung out on crystal meth.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 4:47:02 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Durus

Guess you don’t know much about gay culture, do you?


22 posted on 02/05/2014 5:19:10 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

A adolescent boy who was recently raped into thinking he is “gay” isn’t part of any culture.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 5:23:55 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus
The article is talking about teenagers who identify as “gay” are bulking up on steroids and using weightlifting to increase their size. There is a frisson of victimization in the article but very little detail. Mostly it's about how they don't like their body images. As someone who knows the culture up front and personal, I will reiterate that these kids are doing it to make themselves attractive - not because they are afraid someone will kick sand in their face. I'm so sick of people buying into gay victimization.
24 posted on 02/05/2014 5:47:10 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
What is with you and equating boys being raped by gay men and "bullying"? These are not the same things. Someone who is victimized in this way displays some very predictable behaviors (not the least of which is a predilection to become a predator themselves). Their profound sense of powerlessness and severe sexual identity issues, compounded by a popular culture that celebrates their rapist, is a lot more serious than someone kicking sand in their face.

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.

25 posted on 02/05/2014 6:03:26 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

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.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 6:13:31 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
There is no such thing as talking about boys being "gay" without talking about rape. Not all "gay" men (and women) were raped as children but the overwhelming majority were (some studies show more than 80%).

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.

27 posted on 02/05/2014 8:19:28 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

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?


28 posted on 02/05/2014 8:37:44 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.

Utterly moronic.


29 posted on 02/05/2014 8:55:11 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: miss marmelstein
"You keep talking about rape & molestation that has nothing to do with the original article".

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 they’re 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.

30 posted on 02/05/2014 8:56:06 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: miss marmelstein

You know who else likes a well-toned, solidly muscled physique?

Women.

Some of us heterosexual guys noticed this and workout to make ourselves more appealing to... That’s right... Women.

Whod’a thunk it?


31 posted on 02/05/2014 8:58:26 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

What’s your point?


32 posted on 02/05/2014 9:16:20 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

The article is another example of driving an agenda via correlation.

I thought that would have been obvious.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 9:22:16 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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