Objections Regarding Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
A lot of you have been asking for an update on my Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT. It’s been several years since I’ve given a detailed update regarding this, so it’s time.
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, a man’s testosterone decreases every year once he hits about age 30. This is very bad. As a man, testosterone is a strong part of what gives you your passion, drive, health, focus, quality sleep, masculinity, sex drive, decent muscles, Alpha Male frame, a hard cock during sex, and many other things. Having lower than optimal testosterone is a very serious problem, particularly if you seek the Alpha 2.0 lifestyle, in which a healthy level of testosterone is required.
TRT is a procedure by which you regularly place the testosterone you once had when you were younger back into your body so you can maintain or regain that drive, muscle power, excitement, and motivation you had back in your early 20s. You do this under the close supervision of an experienced doctor.
TRT is not steroids. “Steroids,” as the term is normally used, is when you boost your testosterone levels into the super-human range where they were never designed to go. A healthy total T range is 800-1200 or so (though opinions on this vary). Below 800 (or so) is problematic. Above 1200 is not healthy. Steroids blast your T levels to 3,000, 5,000 or even more. Very stupid. I do not recommend steroid use for any man under any conditions.
Instead, I recommend TRT for men over the age of about 35 whose T levels are well below 800. Work with a doctor and get them in the 800-1200 range but no more. You will feel better, be happier, be more focused, have better sleep, be hornier, be more motivated, have better sex, get bigger muscles when you work out, and increase your income. All of these things have happened to me since being on TRT.
I wrote all about my experiences when I started with TRT way back in 2014. There are links to all of these articles here, and I strongly recommend you read them if you are over the age of 35 or so.
When I went on TRT, the change was amazing. I was more focused at work, got better results from weight lifting, had better sex, had better sleep, and, amazingly, my average monthly income increased by 80%(!). This more than paid for the cost of the TRT, making my TRT yet another profit center in my life.
This article is simply an update of my experiences with TRT since I really haven’t talked about it in detail in about four years. It’s also to address some concerns and objections men have regarding TRT.
Here they are, in no particular order.
1. I heard your balls shrink if you do TRT! Oh no!!! Did your balls shrink into little pebbles???
This came up in my research as well. The answer is yes, my balls shrank a little, but my balls were so large that I actually wanted them to shrink. I’m not making a joke. I had more than one woman comment about how large my balls were. Way back when I was dating HBM, her family had a nickname for me: “Eggs.” Because she told them my balls were as large as eggs.
Once on TRT my balls shrank a little, and now they are normal-sized. Lucky me. During a doctor visit about a year ago the doctor measured them and said they were on the high side of average. So yeah, they shank a little, but I’m glad they did.
TRT may cause your balls to shrink at least a little, yes. If you have average-sized balls and are worried about this… why? Why do you want large balls? Women don’t give a shit, trust me. Also, TRT is for older men, and older men tend to get more saggy balls, and the larger they are, the more they will sag. Is that what you want?
2. I heard you might get hypertension if you go on TRT! Oh no!!! Did your blood pressure go up???
No. I have the same blood pressure I’ve always had, both now and pre-TRT.
3. I read a thing on the internet that said that guys increase the risk of prostate cancer if they go on TRT! Oh no!!! Aren’t you worried about that???
You’re a dumbass and you need to do some further reading. These reports are based on some very silly studies some doctors did way back in the 1970s where they took a bunch of really old men and jacked their T levels to way beyond 1200. And yeah, some of them got sick. Duh.
When you go on TRT, you don’t just start shooting up testosterone and then doing nothing else. You have to get regular and frequent blood tests to ensure everything is going fine, and get off the TRT (or reduce the dosage) if there’s a problem.
While on TRT, you need to get regular PSA tests at least twice a year (a blood test that shows your propensity for prostate cancer) and get annual DREs (digital rectal exams, when the doctor sticks his/her finger up your butt and checks your prostate; something most men over 40 should do anyway). I’ve been on TRT for five years now, and my prostate is 100% healthy (and the correct size) and my PSA is an amazing 0.9 (it needs to be around 1.0).
If your body is weird and your PSA shoots up to unhealthy levels when you do TRT, then you can drop the dosage or go off TRT. (And yes, there is a protocol for going off TRT if needed.) Your doctor (which you need!) will help you with this.
There is a massive amount of data and men who have been on TRT for 30 and 40 years have been perfectly healthy the entire time (or else I would not have done this). Prostate cancer is not a risk as long as you follow the correct protocols.
4. Isn’t TRT like doing steroids?
No. It’s literally nothing like doing steroids. I already described why in the first section above.
5. Isn’t TRT unnatural?
No. The R in TRT stands for replacement. You are replacing the testosterone you already had naturally. You’re not adding anything new to your body that your body wasn’t designed for. You’re also not adding more T to your body than it is designed for. (And if you do, that would be steroids, which would be very stupid.) Also, the testosterone you’re adding is the same exact stuff that was in your body, literally down to the molecular level.
6. So you have a rock-hard cock during sex all the time now?
That’s an overstatement. I never really had a problem with cock hardness pre-TRT and that wasn’t the reason I did it. I did it to keep that Alpha Male edge (motivation, drive, focus). My cock during sex is “normal.” Not amazing like a 13-inch fluffed rock-hard porn star and not soft at all. Just good. TRT will help cock hardness during sex if you have that issue, but it may or may not make you 100% hard at all times like you just popped a Viagra.
7. Have you felt or experienced any changes in the last five years since your TRT began?
Not really. It worked great and continues to work great every day. My new level of drive and happiness is normal to me now. My blood work has all maintained pretty steadily; nothing new bad or good in the last five years. All is well, TRT has done its job, and I will continue to be on TRT (or its future equivalent) for the rest of my life.
8. What kind of TRT are you doing right now?
I take shots with syringes. It takes me less than 2 minutes 3-4 times per week. They do not hurt since I use insulin needles that are very tiny. For my shots I also take HCG (to help maintain my remaining, body-produced level of T) and vitamin B shots (since you only get 30% absorption swallowing vitamin B but 100% if you take a shot), both of which are purely optional.
Other TRT options are:
- Creams that you put on your balls (I don’t recommend this)
- Pills / troches that you put under your tongue (I don’t recommend this either)
- A pellet they implant in your body (I didn’t want to do this but I know guys who have this and love it)
I prefer syringes because I can precisely control exactly what I’m putting in my body at all times.
9. Isn’t it hard to travel with a bunch of syringes?
Nope. I just pack ‘em in my bags. They’re small.
10. In all of your world travels, have you ever had any hassles at any airports with all your syringes and weird-looking medication in your bag?
Never. Not once. As you know, I travel all over the world, spending weeks abroad at a time. I have literally never had any problems at any airports, even when I had a bag of 25+ syringes and my testosterone, HCG, and vitamin B bottles. And I’ve been to places many men are scared about in regards to bringing in medications (Colombia, Australia, Dubai, and so on). Never had a problem. You won’t either.
11. What about Human Growth Hormone (HGH)? What is your opinion on that?
I didn’t want to do that back when I was 42. Now that I’m almost 47, I’m looking into that this year and will probably start this year. HGH keeps you looking young and strong as you age. That’s why Sylvester Stallone looks so young even though he’s in his 70s.
The problem is that HGH is complicated and expensive ($1000 per month or more). So as always, I will do a lot of research, talk to a lot of doctors, get all the data, and proceed very slowly, methodically, and carefully. I will keep you updated on this as I go along.
12. How much does TRT cost?
That varies wildly based on your age, goals, and options you choose. I broke down exactly what I pay here, but I added a lot of options that you may not want or need. It’s best to budget around $200-$500 per month for TRT once you get all the initial stuff done. And if that sounds like a lot of money, keep in mind:
A. Your income will probably increase, thus paying for the TRT. Mine certainly did.
B. TRT is only for older guys. Yeah, younger guys tend to be poor, but older guys should have no problem coming up with a few hundred bucks a month.
13. I’m over age 40, and when I went to my doctor and told him that I feel more lazy, sluggish, less motivated, and my cock isn’t nearly as hard as it used to be, he said that was normal, and that all guys have those issues as they get older, and that there was nothing to worry about. I even got a testosterone blood test that showed my total T at around 300, and he said that was normal too.
Your doctor is a piece of shit and you need to fire him immediately. There is no excuse for low T. There is no excuse for putting up with laziness, unhappiness, or shitty sex. Again, TRT is not unnatural. Your body was naturally designed to have T levels between 800 and 1200, not fucking 300.
Now if you’re 92 years old or a recovering cancer patient and your doctor says going on something like TRT would be dangerous for you, then of course I agree. But if you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or whatever, and you’re healthy but feel like you don’t have that edge anymore, then fucking go on TRT (under the close supervision of a doctor of course) and get back to the man you were physically designed to be.
14. If my testosterone is low, why not just raise my testosterone naturally, through natural methods?
Because if your T is too low you won’t be able to get it up to optimal levels on natural techniques alone.
There are indeed many things you can do to raise your T naturally and they do work (best article I’ve ever seen on this is here).
The problem is that these techniques will only get your T up by a few hundred points at best. Remember that the optimal range for total T is around 800-1200. So if your T is 650, sure, you could make some lifestyle changes and perhaps get it to 800. Maybe.
But if your T is down around 300, then I’m sorry, but there’s no way in hell you’re going to get your T up to 800 (or beyond) naturally in any lifestyle-sustainable way. You’re going to have to go on TRT, at least to some degree.
That’s it for now. As I’ve said in the past, going on TRT is one of the best decisions of my entire life, and I mean that. I consider TRT a requirement for any man over age 40 (or so) who wants to live the Alpha Male 2.0 lifestyle to the fullest (unless he’s a genetic freak and already has naturally high T post age 40; that’s quite rare though).
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