Twenty Sexual Facts You May Not Know About Testosterone, Part 1
Testosterone is more popular than ever in the United States. Though the hormone is widely known and recognized for its benefits to men with Testosterone Deficiency, most people still have a lot of questions about the hormone. The goal of this article is to explain some lesser known facts about Testosterone—How Testosterone is Made, Why Testosterone is Important, and more.
Where is Testosterone Produced?
Most people know that Testosterone is produced by the Testicles, but did you know that Testosterone is also produced by other parts of the body as well? In addition to the Testicles, Testosterone is also secreted by the adrenal glands in men, and in both the ovaries and adrenal glands in women—That's right, women produce and require Testosterone as well. The release of Testosterone during the early phase of gestation triggers the development of primary sex characteristics.
How Does Testosterone Affect Physiological Function during Childhood?
Testosterone is important in both sexes after a child is born. For example, Testosterone helps to modulate the manufacture of Red Blood Cells, as well as the distribution of body fat across the body. After puberty, increased Testosterone production in males contributes to their lower natural body fat percentage.
Did Our Historic Elders Accidentally Discover Testosterone?
Testosterone was not officially discovered by scientists until the 20th century, but there were signs that the Testicles were capable of rejuvenation. For example, Pliny the Elder, a naturalist of the Roman Empire, wrote that the consumption of hyena testicles had the ability to heighten sexual desire and stimulation. Hyenas are notable for being among the mammals that produce the most Testosterone in the animal kingdom, so it's not surprising that such a remedy could provide such results.
How Have Scam Artists Abused the Concept of Testosterone in the Past?
It has been known for centuries, if not longer, that the Testes are the center of male virility and masculinity. There have been many to abuse this knowledge for profit. For example, in the 1920s, scam-artist John Brinkley abused this latent knowledge to convince patients to have slices of goat testicles implanted into their scrotum, with the promise that it was a cure for many medical problems, and could enhance sexual desire and potency.
How Does Testosterone Impact Women?
Testosterone not only influences male sexual desire and function, but that of women as well. Testosterone is the primary trigger for sex drive in women, as well as men, and feminine Testosterone Deficiency is associated with a lack of sexual desire, as well as uncomfortable and sexually unfilling sex. Testosterone encourages the release of lubricant, and enhances the sensitivity of the feminine erogenous zones.
When Did Sex Hormones first Evolve in Animals?
The production Testosterone, Estrogen, and other Sex Hormones began early in the evolutionary history of animals. The first instance of an animal producing and utilizing sex hormones is speculated to be more than five hundred million years ago, among certain forms of invertebrate animals. Today, all vertebrate species evolved sex-specific hormones, the first of which was Estrogen. Testosterone is actually an evolutionary product of Estrogen.
How Much More Testosterone do Men Produce than Women?
The bodies of both men and women manufacture and release Testosterone, but the male body produces far more than its feminine counterpart. Men produce up to twenty times as much Testosterone than women, and this is why Testosterone Deficiency is much more noticeable among men than women, although women can experience issues such as increased risk of Osteoporosis and inhibited Sexual function, among other significant issues.
How and Why Do Testosterone Levels Fall as We Get Older?
Testosterone Production is largely dependent upon age. From birth to puberty, boys don't produce that much Testosterone, but puberty is triggered by a massive increase in Testosterone Production. Testosterone Levels peak during adolescence, then fall to an adult plateau, which continues until around the age of thirty, when Testosterone Production starts to drop. The decline begins to hasten further in the forties and fifties, and by the time that a man reaches the age of eighty, over half of men have clinically significant Testosterone Deficiency.
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