A curious gay fellow asked me through the comments section whether or not his condition would automatically indicate that his T levels should be lower. Here’s the link and below is the original comment:
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I am a homosexual man who likes to work out. Is the fact that I am gay mean I have less testosterone then a straight man? I have heard that from guys in the gym, but I think they are just saying that because they are homophobic.
And my response to him:Follow @AboutLifting
There are many reasons why a person would turn out to become homosexual.
Anways you would be surpised to know that as a fact – men today have around 60% LESS T level than 60 years ago. Guess what, they are still straight. That drop in T levels in the populace is due to the poisonous foods and polution.
Let’s go back to the gay thing.
Your being homosexual might just be caused by environmental (or developed) causes and also biological but biological doesn’t always mean that it has something to do with T levels. Like what I said most straight guys these days also suffer from low T levels and for you you might as well have yours checked if you are experiencing low T symptoms like low energy levels, or even if you are only curious you muight as well have you levels checked just like what any guy would do.Follow @AboutLifting
It is indeed your responsibility to keep an eye of your levels as a “Male” even if you’re gay,
Eat your eggs, sis
You see, this is a very interesting question. Each and every one of us lifters is basically concerned with our T levels since we know that our testosterone levels have a direct big time effect on our progress inb the gym. But what interests me is the overwhelming concern of this gay fellow which lead me now to write a post dedicated to answering that question.
What intrigues me is why Randy is very concerned with his T levels. If it is true that he indeed has lower T, then so what? Being a gay person I assume that he doesn’t really want to achieve freakish muscle mass or full, manly muscular development. I would assume that like girls, Randy would just love to lift to “get fit” or trim down which would also be achievable even with lower than normal T levels. But I am also aware that there are gay men who also wish to be brutus-big like “Bear” from American pie. So whatever the reason is I wish Randy good luck with their lifting goals.
You see, my position hasn’t changed. I say “gayness” does not mean automatically that one would have lower testosterone levels. To tell you the truth, testosterone levels world-wide has been dropping at the rate of 1 percent per year – ALL THESE YEARS!
If you don’t believe me, see for yourself:
A new study has found a “substantial” drop in U.S. men’s testosterone levels since the 1980s, but the reasons for the decline remain unclear. This trend also does not appear to be related to age.
The average levels of the male hormone dropped by 1 percent a year, Dr. Thomas Travison and colleagues from the New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Massachusetts, found. This means that, for example, a 65-year-old man in 2002 would have testosterone levels 15 percent lower than those of a 65-year-old in 1987. This also means that a greater proportion of men in 2002 would have had below-normal testosterone levels than in 1987.
“The entire population is shifting somewhat downward we think,” Travison told Reuters Health. “We’re counting on other studies to confirm this.”
Travison and his team analyzed data from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, a long-term investigation of aging in about 1,700 Boston-area men. Data from the men were collected for three time intervals: 1987-1989, 1995-1997, and 2002-2004.
All these chemicals and all these “modern” corporate lifestyle that we have going are doing a number on outr health and is the main culprit for the crashing of our men’s T levels over these past decades.
Data concludes that men today basically have abnormally low T levels and basically we have 20% lower testosterone than the guys who are 20 years older than us in this same day 20 years ago.
That is big and as we can see in the data this T level drop applies to ALL MEN, which is regardless of sexual preference and orientation. Being a male living as of today guarantees that you have a lower than normal T levels – which is wrong since basically low levels IS already the norm.
Another thing: Randy’s friends are not homophobes,
This Randy Hart dude seem to think that because his gym mates think that he may have lower T levels because he’s gay that these people are “homophobes” – you know the term these days for “anti-gay” or something like that.
Well I hate to burst your bubble dude, but NO! These dudes are not homophobes, they are “idiots” since they tell Randy that he might have low T but what they don’t know is that they themselves might have low T levels since they are men and they are alive today which almost guarantees that they have low Testosterone levels.
So these guys are not really homophobes, why? Because they are basically indicating that being gay is “biological” and is not a homo’s fault that he (or she) is homo. This is the complete opposite of the “religious” argument that states that it is a gay’s fault that he is gay and that he will burn in the flames of hell if he doesn’t do anything about his “gayness” or repent.
And you see, if you searched Google you would just find that useless debate between the “bio-gayness” and the “choice-gayness” crowd which is pointless since both can be true. There can indeed be some unexplained biological , genetic factors that makes a person predisposed to being a homosexual also on the account of the “gay face” evidences wherein they found the common facial features of gay men. But at the same time there were also some people who became gay because of upbringing or “social” factors growing up. These people mostly end up dating the opposite sex anyways later in life (off course, some don’t).
Honestly I know the argument of the religious side and it refers to a passage in the scripture that states that the existence of homosexuals is a consequence of the people being “idolatrous”. Which to be honest only supports the “bio-gayness” argument since it is stated as a “consequence” which basically implies that gays don’t have a choice – they will be gay because mankind becomes idolatrous. And that is what is happening right now with all these chemicals and this unnatural lifestyle that man leads which is technically “idolatry” is giving rise to all these genetic effects which also lead to others becoming homosexuals regardless of their upbringing or regardless of their “choice”. So why argue against the “bio-gay” crowd? These people need new hobbies like, I don’t know..Vicodin?
All in all I don’t really think that any guys would be homophobic if there is anything, these guys in your gym could be “homo-phillic”. I myself am “pro-gay” because more gay men means less competition on the sexual market. Too bad lesbians exist.
So the bottom line is gay or not gay, it doesn’t matter and it doesn’t affect your testosterone level nor will your testosterone levels affect your sexual preference. Whether you like it or not, gay or not gay you still need healthy testosterone levels for health and having your testosterone levels checked once every few months is the responsible thing to do whether or not you are straight or gay. Eat your eggs, people!