When discussing steroids the first thing to do is mention is about the law. This varies from one country to the next but if we are generalising the greatest majority of locations possession of steroids is legal whereas supplying them is not and could result in a heavy prison of say up to 15 years, obviously several countries it is all just plain illegal. That said they are as rife in the gay world as cocksuking and asseating furthermore they are intrinsically linked to the gym and gym culture which is where most gay men get them from trainers or colleagues exchanged secretly in the changing room between bouts of jock sniffing, sock sniffing and hitting the toilet for a swift one up the ass. The best way to a great body is without question the natural way. Gym training regularly and good eating will make you into a man mountain over time and cannot be beaten but there is always the temptation of short cuts and basically cheating. This is of course a major problem in the sports World with every Olympics and similar big event clouded by a number of drug cases and steroids but it is also extensive right across the modern gay and in particular fetish world.

Steroids are also known as anabolic steroids, ‘roids, gear, sauce or juice. They’re made from male hormone testosterone and help men build up muscle usually bigger and quicker but only if they work out too. It started back in Ancient times, when it was known that the testicles were required for both the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics and machismo. In modernity, this concept was further developed, by a scientist named Berthold and his experiments on cockerels done in 1849. He removed the testes from these birds, and they lost several of the characteristics common to the male of their species, including sexual function. So, we knew as early as 1849 that the testicles functioned to promote what we consider to be primary male sexual properties; in other words, they are what “make men into men” and ‘cocks into cocks’. The interest in them increased hugely between the wars and the Nazi´s were rumored to have given their soldiers anabolic steroids to make them more aggressive and into supermen – but with very very small cock and balls presumably,  that rumour seems to be largely undocumented. After the Second World War Sports took them over for guys and Russian & East German shot lifting women to get an unfair advantage. Then as gay men started to find their feet publicly/openly and took to the hunky images of Tom Of Finland or the new boom in gay porn the temptation to use ‘Roids became irresistible to some and they have been rightly or wrongly prevalent in our gay gym’s and across our scene ever since.

They come as pills or a liquid that is injected into muscle – usually the ass cheek. It must never be injected into a vein. Often they are taken in ‘Cycles’ of maybe 6 or 8 weeks with rest periods between before another cycle……and so it goes on often becoming addictive. There is also ‘stacking’ where a guy takes several types of steroids at once to strengthen the effects. There is a stage up from steroids and that is Animal/Horse steroids which can give incredible muscle growth but the dangers are exponential with that of course.

Before you start steroids if you choose too you should get your liver, heart, kidney and cholesterol checked and keep it monitored and you should not even consider them if you have any heart issues, diabetes or mental issues.

The Pro’s 

Steroids can help a gay guy get bigger muscles than if he trained without them. Some guys have gone from unnoticed on Grindr to International gay porn stars in under 2 months……and we know the names of many of these ‘juiced up porn models’.
Bigger muscles can help a guy feel more attractive to other men and he will probably get laid more. It often makes a guy feel more confident too and can help with depression.

The process is usually very fast as are the results.

You should drink a lot possibly 3 litres extra a day which is good for the body – this is necessary to get rid of the extra waste products you will have in your steroid cycle. 

The Con’s

You will probably get unsightly spots often on your back, you will have permanent hair loss over time (maybe not a problem in the fetish world where bald or cropped is king), you will have problems sleeping and possibly worst off all you will get increased breast tissue – yes you might get man tits!.

It will decrease your sex drive. You will probably have a hard-on problem getting an erection and consequently the chance of ejaculating are also poorer.

It will make your balls shrink to basically unnoticeable.

They are addictive. Also guys can get a disorder where they see themselves as smaller than they are – basically however big they get they will always see bigger guys around them ‘more impressive guys’ – basically they can never be big enough.

You will have mood swings and be more aggressive (‘roid rage) and coming off them may cause depression.

Steroids mixed with HIV medication is potentially an issue so be very careful and read up on this.

There are a number of health issues including the increase of liver & heart disease, higher blood pressure risking a possible stroke, Water retention issues,  stomach problems, Higher cholesterol and prostate problems

….basically over time you will get more sex as you will look great but it will fuck you up. A lot of these serious problems above do depend on how long you take steroids for and the size of dosage. As Lizzo says ‘You gotta blame on the Juice’.


Written by Paul Stag

Paul is an international porn star and a long time editor for Alphatribe magazine.


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