A recent study reveals that gay teen boys are six times more likely to use steroids than straight teen boys. Is this more about self-protection or vanity?
Simple, football players are more likely to be homosexuals.
LGBT members of society are more likely to be victims of violent crimes as well...I imagine self protection would play a significant part in it
I have no idea why you would want to look/be more strong/masculine if you're gay unless you're like a bear, and those just /are/ like that, I've never heard is someone turning into that, so idk
Masculinity and femininity don't have to do with orientation.
Though they kinda tend to
They're obviously mentally disturbed. Does it really matter?
Because they aren't perfect like you
A recent stat suggested over 25% of all young men try masculine hormones. Combine that with plastic surgery rates and you have a sense of human need for physical acceptance.
They play baseball
I think it's probably trying to be more masculine. I also have one of the highest suicide rate. That's one population I would love to work with.
Also far more likely to be homeless :/
That's what happens when parents toss you out like so much garbage.
Knowing nothing else about the study, my guess would be that it's neither. It's probably unfortunately some form of turning to drugs to escape the lack of acceptance they're dealing with at school, at home, etc.
Good point. Even though that's not what I meant, I guess that's a form of self-protection.
True; I suppose it is.
Between the two, I think bullying plays a larger part.
Neither. They probably think taking steroids, particularly testosterone, will turn them straight.
This was a joke right?
It could be a subconscious hope.
Maybe they just want to be mad swole.
I think it's probably more caused by self-esteem issues. Perhaps they feel pressured to be more "masculine." And there's also the media telling people they should look a certain way.
I think you're on to something.
That's what I'm thinking, too
You may be right. This just made me wonder if it's an attempt at a self-cure on some level.
I have no idea honestly. Interesting though.
Who will know, if not you!? D-:
Noooo idea. Did the study provide any insight into motive?
Not that I saw. But I only read one article about it.
Or some other third reason, maybe...