So I just wanted to start a discussion on Deca and the fear of erectile dysfunction surrounding the reputation of this compound. It seems that for some it is a little more than just a minor problem, deca-dick is most definitely a real thing.
I am mostly starting this thread as a reaction to a video I watched made by “more plates more dates” who - if I understood well - seems to suggest that Nandrolone in itself does not actually cause ED in the way people believe it does. I decided to dig a little more into it and I have indeed found others suggesting the same thing:
In short, the combination of super-physiological doses of testosterone with nandrolone is the main issue and causal factor for erectile dysfunction. This is not an issue related to progesterone nor prolactin, but rather an issue related to the fact that testosterone synergizes the estrogenic potency of Nandrolone.
I have seem some people suggest that it is actually more advisable to lower or drop the test dose while running NPP cycles. Question how do you go about this?
Quoting a reddit thread:
"run 0.5mg-1mg Finasteride with your Nandrolone cycle everyday. This will inhibit a good portion of DHN. Results in 50% increase in androgenic activity and optimal stimulation of androgen receptors in androgenic tissue. This cures deca dick problem, it resolves psychological arousal (due to optimal androgen receptor stimulation in the brain)
But we are left with some issues. Once you do this, your skin will instantly get oily as fuck, you’ll have acne out of no where and you lose some of the benefits of DHN. Plus, you want to fuck 24/7 and your dick agrees with you also. It seems like the dopaminergic issues resolve after the brain androgen receptors are optimally stimulated without DHN (as nandrolone will act as the parent agonist, without DHN antagonising Nandrolone).
Also, gyno symptoms would also disappear due to breast tissue estrogen receptor is antagonised by Nandrolone (no DHN to stop this).
So if we inhibit the formation of DHN, then nandrolone does not metabolise to a piss ass weak androgen in these local tissues (DHN works to antagonise nandrolones true androgenic potency as well, hence DHN actually reduces prostate size, and restores hair growth). With 5-AR inhibition, DHN does not get produced when nandrolone crosses local 5-AR tissues and thus instead would activate those local receptors much more potently."
Here is the video made by Derek on this topic: What It Feels Like To Be On Deca (Nandrolone) - YouTube