Whilst I generally agree with what you’ve said, I think the level of risk one is willing to take varies from person to person. Some people may very well be comfortable with taking the risks associated with AAS use, and at that point, on an individualistic basis I don’t think it’s our place to judge.
If a healthy, mentally in-tact individual decides to use after being educated/well aware of the potential ramifications, then live and let live. Drug use, for better or worse is present within our society and won’t go away anytime soon. Anabolic steroids are no exception to this rule.
Many people come up with insane theories to justify unhealthy and/or destructive behaviour… I don’t understand why people can’t just be honest about this… don’t live in denial… (i.e “I know this is unhealthy, I know what I’m doing dramatically increases my risk for X,Y and Z and I’m okay with that, it’s my decision to make”).
I think if we can allow people to gouge themselves until they die prematurely, smoke, drink to excess, gamble and more we can tolerate an individualistic decision to use gear. I don’t really feel it’s my place to judge unless the person is
- unaware of ramifications and stake and/or literally knows nothing about what they’re using
- in denial about potential consequences
- supplying/selling dangerous substances to other people
I don’t think everyone choosing to run cycles fits under the bill of being ignorant, unaware or in denial. I think a portion of adults using are well aware of the risks associated, but after making a benefit/risk analysis decided to use anyway. What constitutes as being beneficial, rewarding or important will dramatically differ from person to person.