Here’s something I got from another site, posted by a doc. I don’t remember exactly where it came from, but I believe it was from the Men’s Health forum @ mesomorphosis . com
HOW TO APPLY TESTOSTERONE GEL
Squeeze all of the gel from the foil packet, the tube, or the number of pumps if using the pump bottle, into a cupped palm. Gently press your two palms together. When you separate your hands, you will have very nearly half of the gel on each palm. Do not rub your hands together. Try to keep the gel on the palms, instead of getting between the fingers.
Then simply cross your arms, wiping the gel over your shoulders and upper arms. Thus apply most of it across your upper arms and shoulders. Absolutely avoid the area where they draw the blood from. Finish off by wiping what is left down your FLANKS (sides of your abdomen – not the middle).
Then thoroughly wash your hands. Once you have washed them, there is no worry whatsoever about accidental transferal to others, as there is none left on the surface to transfer. Studies have shown this, and also that merely putting on a T-shirt to cover the exposed areas will do the same for the rest of you.
If you had to, you could shower in an hour or so, without appreciable loss of testosterone delivery, as the gel soaks into the skin, and the skin acts as the actual reservoir for dispensation of the drug. You wouldnï¿½??t want to do this all the time, but swimming or showering in a pinch can be done. It’s still a good idea to take a quick shower before engaging in intimacy.
For maximum effect, apply the gel within 3 minutes of showering.
You want a delay of at least two hours after application before drawing labs.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I would never empty a whole packet of androgel into one hand and they apply. I don’t care who says to do it that way, it’s just too sloppy for me. I put a about a 1/4 of a packet into one had and spread that from thigh to thigh and a little on the other bicep. I just repeat that, switching hands, until it is done. When I go from area to area, it seems to dry better than slopping on a whole packet at one shot, but that’s me.
I did the shoulder method and I think the inner biceps and inner thighs is better for me and gets me closer to good blood flow.
And I don’t think you would be doing yourself any favors by showering within a couple of hours if you are looking for steady t levels. If you put it on and go to the gym every day and then showering, that doesn’t make sense to me. [/quote]