There's a lot of "bro-knowledge" parroted on the correct age to start steroids which have little to no basis in reality.
Myth #1: You are already on a light cycle as anyone under the age of (18-25) has exceptionally high testosterone levels.
The most testosterone any teenager has will be comparable to around 100mg per week, 150mg maximum. I don't see anyone here advocating cycles of 100-150mg per week so why would it be a replacement for using a proper dosage?
As well, not all teenagers have high testosterone. As with any population it is a range. Some will be high some will be low, but yes on average a teenager will have higher testosterone levels than a 30 y/o.
Myth #2: Going on a cycle when you are too young will permanently fuck up your natural testosterone production for the rest of your life.
If anything your HPTA will rebound back faster at a younger age. There is no magical age when negative feedback to your HPTA ceases to be permanent.
Myth #3: Going on a cycle as a teenager will stunt your growth.
Yes, if you are not finished growing, higher amounts of estrogen can cause premature closing of the epiphyseal plates. But, if you take pains to control estrogen when using aromatizing compounds or stick to non-aromatizing steroids you will not have to worry about this side effect.
Myth #4: If you haven't reached your natural limit you are short changing your gains if using steroids early.
What is more motivating? Gaining at a slower rate or faster? You will be more apt to continue progressing if you are good at something right? Why make things necessarily hard. Do you not take supplements or eat properly either so as to halt your progress to make your workouts more intellectually stimulating? Steroids aren't any differant. They are just another tool to improve your physique.
A lot of people's opinions reak of elitism. Why wait till after your 20's when you are past your prime to make your greatest gains?
Girls are taking the birth control pill at the age of 13. The pill is a combination of estrogens and progestins. Are young girls experiencing major health complications from their use? Is testosterone so much more evil than estrogen and progesterone? No, so I don't see why the hypocrasy with steroids used by RESPONSIBLE teenagers.
BTW if anyone cares, I'm 31 and started using at age 30.