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kermie February 4th, 2014 6:35am

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?

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MisterE Conservistan
02/04/14 2:15 pm

Simple, football players are more likely to be homosexuals.

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StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/04/14 9:51 am

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

Statek Im from the Internet
02/04/14 8:20 am

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

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/04/14 4:25 pm

Masculinity and femininity don't have to do with orientation.

cowboy Doors of Perception
02/04/14 8:06 am

They're obviously mentally disturbed. Does it really matter?

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Statek Im from the Internet
02/04/14 8:21 am

Obviously
Because they aren't perfect like you

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/04/14 6:19 am

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.

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MJSeals J.D.
02/04/14 4:14 am

They play baseball

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/04/14 1:16 am

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.

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kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 1:47 am

Also far more likely to be homeless :/

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/04/14 2:03 am

That's what happens when parents toss you out like so much garbage.

bethanyq Ess Eff
02/04/14 12:55 am

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.

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kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 1:49 am

Good point. Even though that's not what I meant, I guess that's a form of self-protection.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
02/03/14 11:59 pm

Between the two, I think bullying plays a larger part.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
02/03/14 11:42 pm

Neither. They probably think taking steroids, particularly testosterone, will turn them straight.

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DrReid Ever present.
02/04/14 1:13 am

This was a joke right?

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 1:46 am

It could be a subconscious hope.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/03/14 11:42 pm

Maybe they just want to be mad swole.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/03/14 11:40 pm

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.

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inge MIA
02/03/14 11:41 pm

I think you're on to something.

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 1:45 am

You may be right. This just made me wonder if it's an attempt at a self-cure on some level.

inge MIA
02/03/14 11:39 pm

I have no idea honestly. Interesting though.

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 1:45 am

Who will know, if not you!? D-:

kbluebird Denial
02/03/14 11:38 pm

Noooo idea. Did the study provide any insight into motive?

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 1:44 am

Not that I saw. But I only read one article about it.

kermie gaytopia
02/03/14 11:38 pm

Or some other third reason, maybe...