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Sexual functioning of male anabolic steroid abusers

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The effects of anabolic steroid use on male sexual behavior were assessed using a structured clinical interview administered to male body builders currently using steroids, and to two comparison groups (body builders with a past but not current history of steroid use, and a group of “natural” body builders who had never used steroids). Current anabolic steroid users had a significantly higher coital and orgasmic frequency than did comparison athletes. They also reported a significantly higher incidence of erectile difficulties during the past month. Beliefs concerning the sexually stimulating effects of steroids did not correlate with the frequencies of specific sexual behaviors. The data support the contention that anabolic steroids, as androgenic compounds, enhance sexual desire.

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Moss, H.B., Panzak, G.L. & Tarter, R.E. Sexual functioning of male anabolic steroid abusers. Arch Sex Behav 22, 1–12 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01552908

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