Up the nose…in the armpit…what else can you do with testosterone?

Putting the update at the top:  hours after posting this, I’ve now been told there are, indeed, anal testosterone suppositories. Thanks to Leonore Tiefer for this tip:

The newest “female sexual dysfunction drug” hitting the PR waves is a nasal testosterone gel in clinical trials in the US, Canada and Australia.

The Dinah Project website wrote about it, “Sexy Sniffing: The Final Frontier?


And on the network TV newscasts, every night Im seeing new commercials for a drug called Axiron.

The pitch:   “There is only one treatment for low testosterone applied to your underarms—AXIRON.”

OK, so?

Would I be drawn to an ad saying: “There is only one treatment for toenail fungus applied to your earlobes.” ?

So… you can swallow, smear, patch and inject testosterone.

Are there any anal testosterone suppositories? If not, why not? There’s a market there.


Maybe readers should spend more time browsing questions about disease-mongering of low testosterone.  We’ve written about it in the past.  Examples:


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