Q&A, Various Updates: TRT, Sampson, Etc
Today is a list of various questions that a lot of you have asked about. None of them warrant an entire blog article, so instead I thought I’d just run through all of them here.
How are things going with your TRT? You haven’t talked about that lately.
I haven’t talked about it because I really don’t have anything new to report since my last post on the topic over a year ago. I’m extremely pleased with it, as my testosterone levels are still nice and high, I’m feeling great, sex is great, motivation is great, everything is great.
The only change is that about a year ago or so, sperm count came back. Not all the way, but a significant amount. GOD DAMMIT! So TRT didn’t turn out to be a very good male contraceptive, at least for me. However, every man’s body is different, so just because that happened with me doesn’t mean it will happen with you.
I was checking my sperm count on a regular basis, and one day, they were back. Very sad. My sperm count is still lower than before I started TRT, but I’ve got plenty of swimmers now as compared to the zero or near-zero I had when I first started the program.
As to why it happened, your guess is as good as mine:
1. There was NO change in my shots or dosages.
2. There was NO change in the supplements / vitamins I was taking.
3. There was NO change in my overall testosterone or estrogen levels. My LH and FSH levels may have changed; not sure on that, but if they did, I couldn’t tell you why.
4. There was a change in my diet, but I’m always experimenting with that. Not sure if that had any effect on it. (I doubt it.)
There was literally no change in my routine at all. My doctor didn’t have any definitive answers either. My body simply adjusted I guess. I guess I should be impressed(?).
This goes back to why its so important that you regularly check your sperm count when on TRT. If I hadn’t been doing this, I could have gotten someone pregnant.
Regardless, my opinion of TRT has not changed, and I strongly recommend it for men over the age of 35 if they need it (and most men will).
Will there be a sequel to Sampson and the Wizard?
I promised that I would write a sequel to Sampson and the Wizard if I sold enough copies on its release weekend. I sold a lot of copies and I’m very pleased with the sales, but it didn’t quite hit the goal number that I had in mind to make it sequel-worthy.
However, in terms of positive feedback, Sampson and the Wizard has a higher positive feedback-to-sales ratio than any other book I’ve ever written. I get piles of positive feedback for the Unchained Man, but that book sells thousands of copies. Sampson and the Wizard has sold only a tiny fraction of that, yet the positive email I received was surprising.
So honestly, I’m a little torn on this and I’m not sure what to do. Writing a book, even a short one, is a considerable time investment, and I’m a really busy guy these days. I can’t do something unless I know for damn sure it’s going to result in a decent amount of profit.
If any of you have any ideas, let me know in the comments or email me. (One person suggested doing a GoFundMe for a Sampson sequel.) Anyway, I’m all ears for any ideas.
What’s the status with you and girlfriend, Pink Firefly? You need to talk more about this.
My post about my OLTR was one of the highest-trafficked posts of 2016. I knew there would be some interest in this topic, but I honestly had no idea how much interest. So yes, message received. I will start posting more regular updates about our relationship.
My overall plan hasn’t changed. I plan on moving her in with me some time this year. I will document every step of the process here at this blog so you can learn how to do this yourself, and perhaps dodge any mistakes I make. In terms of us actually getting married, some of you seem to think I’m a moron and that I won’t take my own advice. Trust me, I will. I always do. There are about five different ways one can get “married.” I’ll discuss this more in future posts.
Pink Firefly reads every blog post and every comment at this blog, though she’s a quiet person and rarely comments unless it’s about something she feels strongly about. Because of the level of interest in her, I’ve told her she’s welcome to write her own guest blog post here and she’s considering it.
In terms of when exactly she’ll be moving in, we were just discussing that last weekend. As soon as things get definite, you guys will be the first to know.
Will you be updating any of your other Blackdragon ebooks like you did with the Ultimate Online Dating Manual?
Yes. I am slowly going through and updating every Blackdragon ebook, all six volumes, one at a time. This process will take several years, so you’re going to have to be patient. Until then, the current volumes still work and are still 100% valid; I’m just adding more material to them.
I have a very big one planned reasonably soon. Can’t talk about it quite yet though. I’ll be announcing it here at this blog as usual.
How many FBs do you have now that you have an official OLTR?
A few. Honestly, the number fluctuates almost every six weeks or so. I’m slowly working on reducing the number (I just permanently eliminated one a few days ago; a “nice” hard next). My goal is to get the number down to just one, with one backup. That’s what I’ve wanted for many years, and it would be my dream come true. I’m not sure if I can pull that off, but I’m going to try. Years ago, I dropped the number of women I was playing with because my work schedule became so crazy. Sexual variety has never been my motivation anyway; just frequency of sex without absolute monogamy. In all seriousness, one OLTR and one FB on the side would satisfy me for the rest of my life, as long as neither of them ever left.
The problem is that’s not how women work. You always need backups, unfortunately.
Will there be a sequel to The Unchained Man?
That’s sort of like asking if there will ever be a sequel to the Bible. The Unchained Man is my opus, the most important and comprehensive work I have ever written and probably ever will write. If I tried to write an actual sequel, I wouldn’t be able to do it justice.
Instead of sequels, I will be writing spin-offs. On the drawing board are books such as:
1. An Alpha 2.0 business manual
2. An Alpha Male 2.0 manual for younger men
3. An Alpha Male 2.0 manual for older men
The younger men/older men books would just be that, a book each. The business manual will probably be a full-on business kit (that will probably be expensive). As I get closer to one of these, I’ll update you here.
Are you ever going to post on PUA forums again?
On forums, sure, but rarely. On PUA-specific forums, no. The reasons are these:
1. I don’t have the time.
2. Whenever I post on a PUA forum, too many guys lose their minds, turn into poop-flinging monkeys, and want to make the conversation about me instead of the topic being discussed. This makes real conversations difficult or even impossible, and is not fair to the thread creator or readers seeking help.
3. Literally every argument on a forum that would involve me would be an exact duplicate of arguments I’ve already had on forums many times. People forget that I posted on PUA forums, almost daily, for almost seven years. There’s only so many times you want to hear the same Alpha Male 1.0 arguments about defending monogamy, or bashing online dating, or complaining that all I want to do is make money (which is true of course), or screaming about how soft nexting is terrible, or whatever. Every argument to be had about my views on any dating or relationship topic has already been had, many times over. There would be nothing new.
Are you still going to debate Stefan Molyneux?
Stefan is my bro and I’d love to. The trouble is, since the election last year, Stefan did what Scott Adams, Vox Day, Roosh, Mike Cernovich, Wayne Allyn Root, and many others have done and switched from talking about libertarian or lifestyle stuff to Trump Trump Trump TRUMP TRUMP TRUUUUMMMMPP!!!
Seriously, the appearance of Donald Trump on the political scene has forever changed online discourse in and around the manosphere, probably permanently. It’s very profitable, in terms of getting new followers, to exalt our new Lord and Savoir Trump. I’m not very happy about that, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Anyway, now that Stefan’s focus is politics and TRUUMMMPP, my odds of getting in there are a little lower than they were. But I’d still like to do it, sure.
Does your daughter still live with you? How are you going to make that work when Pink Firefly moves in?
Yes, she still lives with me full time. She’s 18 and has her own car so living with her is pretty easy. Being a teenager and Millennial, she’s a lot messier than I am, and we butt heads about that occasionally, but other than that it’s good. She’s an introvert like me and we give each other our space.
Hopefully she’ll be moved out by the end of summer, before Pink Firefly moves in, but we’ll see. It will feel very weird for me to live with a “family” again if Pink moves in before my daughter moves out. I’ll talk more about that when it happens.
Are you going to start doing YouTube videos?!? You keep saying you are!!!
Yes. I have just ordered the first round of video equipment and I have a slew of videos already outlined. We’ll be getting to production by April at the latest. It’s a process, so you’ll have to be patient. I have to do this right; I’m not going to half-ass this which is what most bloggers do with their videos. I also have to double-host with Vimeo because left-wing YouTube loves to censor men like me. Pain in the butt.
I have three types of videos planned:
1. Free classroom-style training videos, available on YouTube and Vimeo.
2. Free casual videos with me talking about whatever, available on YouTube and Vimeo.
3. Detailed technique videos that you’ll have to pay for. I will either integrate those into my membership program or start up a new video-only program.
In the videos, I will be covering all Alpha Male 2.0 topics (women, money, business, finance, lifestyle, international, etc), pretty much everything for a man except fitness, which I’m not qualified to talk about since I’m still a somewhat chubby fuck. Coming soon.
Before the videos though, I have another big announcement about something I’ve been hinting at for about a year now, and something many of you have asked about. I’ll be announcing it by the end of February. (You guys in the membership program already know what I’m talking about, but please don’t say anything about it yet. Once I announce, you guys can go crazy.)
That’s it for the items many of you have been asking about! Hopefully that brings you up to speed. 2017 is going to be another heavy year for me, in terms of new things headed your way. 2018 also. Hell, pretty much every year until 2020 or so, but even if things slow down after that, I’ll still post at this blog regularly until 2024, as I promised many years ago. After that, I reserve the right to focus on something else. We’ll see!