just saw a commercial for this site and for some reason it really pissed me off. All I could think was, how bout you call it wtf it is and that to fix it we are going to give you steroids b/c they are awesome and will make you feel better. But noooooooo we can't do that b/c steroids are bad but taking "testosterone" injections is ok.
It's a recent ad campaign focusing on LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS in men and trying to get them to go see a doctor for THAT purpose instead of assuming all depression, tiredness, or lack of drive is because they don't take enough anti-depressants.
The truth is, it shouldn't be that damned hard to get info in the first place.
It's called testosterone replacement therapy. Not "steroid replacement therapy". Testoserone is just one sex hormone. Saying "steroids" is too ambiguous. You have all of the female steroid hormones and all of the sythentic male steroid hormones under that label.
So you are wrong assuming that doctors are going to give out steroids. They are giving out TESTOSTERONE in particular. That advertisement is being much more detailed than your explanation is.
And synthetic male hormones, testosterone derivatives or whatever you want to call them are inherently more risky than 'straight' testosterone.
I haven't seen the website, but why is this a bad thing? I saw the commercial the other day and actually thought it was a good thing, in regards to getting the public to become more informed on the subject.
Hey, this ad has made more of a mark in the last few months of being aired than any other. That is why it is still running. I first saw it around February.
Look at the media they are fighting against. The average person hears "testosterone" (or sees it on a shirt) and immediately thinks something negative. The looks I get when I wear that shirt are fucking ridiculous. Any stares I was getting before get amplified 10 fold.
The reality is, people are slow enough that if they came out with TESTOSTERONE plastered across the ad most people wold immediately turn off from what was being presented...even if they NEEDED it.
Pussyfooting may not be the desired approach here, but how else to you tell a middle aged guy who feels like ass- "Your balls quit working about a decade ago and you have the endocrine function of an eight year old girl.".
You tell them in a way that won't make them cry and hit you with their purse (or mand-bag, or what ever they call them now).
Im certainly not bitching either. This is a good thing for all men.
When I commented before I didnt know that the ad didnt use the word testosterone. Even if it doesnt it's still better to call it hormone replacement therapy considering there is more to making a man with low T feel normal than JUST testosterone.
Either way, whatever the advertisement calls it, its a step in the right direction.