Are Steroids close to being socially accepted?

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  1. Are Steroids close to being socially accepted?


    With all these male enhancement commercials and bodybuilding growing in popularity does anyone think there will be a day when steroids and those who use them won't be schooled at by those who don't understand?


  2. Nope lol
    Why not zoidberg?
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Zac Speed View Post
    With all these male enhancement commercials and bodybuilding growing in popularity does anyone think there will be a day when steroids and those who use them won't be schooled at by those who don't understand?
    I accept them socially.

  4. Well considering we are on an anabolics forum I'd say we all accept them..lol

  5. Negative. I doubt the stigma and negativity associated with PEDs will ever go away.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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  6. I kind of see the trend heading that way. Kind of the same as Marijuana has over the last ten twenty years.

    There's enough info out there that isn't jaded by the Lamestream media's hate for them that it is allowing more intelligent open minded people to decide for themselves.

  7. I wish but the media will never let it happen.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Zac Speed View Post
    With all these male enhancement commercials and bodybuilding growing in popularity does anyone think there will be a day when steroids and those who use them won't be schooled at by those who don't understand?
    As long as there are idiots who jump into anabolics without having any clue how to do it safely, and football players who claim that they were using Adderall when they fail a drug test (the collective bargaining agreement does not allow disclosure of which drug they tested positive for, so lots of players say Adderall), even though they were very likely using anabolics, the public is going to assume that anyone using anabolics is cheating.

    What has made a lot of things become more mainstream is the sense of "everybody's doing it." With the stigma that only cheaters do it, it's going to be tough to create that mindset.

  9. The answer is NO. Not even a little bit.

  10. I can understand the stigma of being a cheater in all sports besides bodybuilding. Anyone who's knows anything about the stuff knows that you don't just take it and become the hulk...

  11. Also was talking to my step dad yesterday about it. I've let my parents know they've become a part of my life and will continue to be in my pursuit of success in the world of bodybuilding.

    My dad surprised me because he told me he had done some research about them and read that they don't make everybody roid rage. More like intensify your personality. And I knew that but was just glad to hear him with some real knowledge about a highly misconceived theory of them.

  12. Never people are scared if the unknown

  13. The media jumps all over athletes for PEDs but I didn't hear anyone complaining when AP rushed for 2100 yards lol

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Swetz View Post
    The media jumps all over athletes for PEDs but I didn't hear anyone complaining when AP rushed for 2100 yards lol
    Boom!

  15. Media is full of hypocrisy and lies. I stay away from it.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Swetz View Post
    The media jumps all over athletes for PEDs but I didn't hear anyone complaining when AP rushed for 2100 yards lol
    The media turns a (willfully or otherwise) blind eye to football PED use.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by srblan View Post

    The media turns a (willfully or otherwise) blind eye to football PED use.
    Whaaaat? You mean they use more than deer antler spray??
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by cswalczakny View Post

    Whaaaat? You mean they use more than deer antler spray??
    lol, I've had one of my guys ask about that.. smh

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Zac Speed View Post

    lol, I've had one of my guys ask about that.. smh
    Friggin funny stuff
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by cswalczakny View Post

    Whaaaat? You mean they use more than deer antler spray??
    Lol, yes. They also use creatine.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by srblan View Post

    Lol, yes. They also use creatine.
    I thought that was banned???
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by cswalczakny View Post

    I thought that was banned???
    You're thinking of dat dere celltech.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by srblan View Post

    You're thinking of dat dere celltech.
    Wow. Do they let them use whey protein and rolled oats too?
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  24. Like the movie says, "If you're dumb enough to think all I'm taking is muscle tech, then that's your fault." Not socially accepted IMO.
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  25. i think MAYBE in 2 generations time... for example in my life, most of the people around my grandparents age are 100% against it...

    the middle aged people in my life (parents, uncles, older friends, etc) are split but still more on the side of "not understanding" or "not approving"

    however, most of my friends between the age of 20-30 say they may not want to use them or may not understand their use, but agree that if the "drug" is not hurting others and is not being used for financial gain or competitive advantage (ie in pro sports) then why should someone not be allowed to use them
    a similar argument to the already mentioned "marijuana" debate

    there will always be people on both sides of the spectrum, but i think they will become MORE socially accepted, i do not think there will ever be a majority that socially accepts them though

    just my experience!
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by Zac Speed View Post
    I can understand the stigma of being a cheater in all sports besides bodybuilding. Anyone who's knows anything about the stuff knows that you don't just take it and become the hulk...
    Why is it cheating in other sports? Athletes use every advantage they can get: Cutting-edge equipment, training programs, and nutritional regimens; leading-edge strength and conditioning coaches, hitting coaches, etc.; and even comprehensive supplement plans. Why is this particular advantage cheating while others are not? And why is it okay in bodybuilding but not other sports? The bodybuilder on steroids has the same advantage over a natural bodybuilder as a baseball player on steroids has over one who isn't. In fact, I'd argue that steroids offer an even greater advantage in bodybuilding than other sports. And what about the other strength pursuits: powerlifting, Olympic lifting, strongman. Is it okay there, or is it cheating?

  27. Quote Originally Posted by chris223 View Post

    Why is it cheating in other sports? Athletes use every advantage they can get: Cutting-edge equipment, training programs, and nutritional regimens; leading-edge strength and conditioning coaches, hitting coaches, etc.; and even comprehensive supplement plans. Why is this particular advantage cheating while others are not? And why is it okay in bodybuilding but not other sports? The bodybuilder on steroids has the same advantage over a natural bodybuilder as a baseball player on steroids has over one who isn't. In fact, I'd argue that steroids offer an even greater advantage in bodybuilding than other sports. And what about the other strength pursuits: powerlifting, Olympic lifting, strongman. Is it okay there, or is it cheating?
    well theres the part where steroids can and do make athletes stronger and faster than naturally possible. all those other advantages are still limited to genetics, steroids arnt

  28. Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post

    well theres the part where steroids can and do make athletes stronger and faster than naturally possible. all those other advantages are still limited to genetics, steroids arnt
    This.

    In non natural bodybuilding its use isn't glorified but it is overlooked.
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