In Praise of Testosterone

No no no— having more testosterone doesn’t make you into some psychopath. In fact, having more testosterone will make you MORE tolerant, MORE open minded and more socially-just (PDF STUDY).

Why is testosterone seen as evil?

My theory:

Testosterone is seen as evil because there is a spurious link between male violent aggression and crime, and crime is bad for society. Thus for a better functioning society, all aggression must be stamped out.

But what if there is a link between anxiety and depression and testosterone? This study identifies a connection … and my theory is this:

If you have more testosterone, you’re less likely to feel depressed or anxious.

I believe both women and male will benefit for having more testosterone.