Candice Armstrong’s dream was always to be a world-class bodybuilder. She did all the hard work. She hit the gym hours each day and lifted the heaviest weights she could. She ate the appropriate diet and got the recommended amount of sleep. Nevertheless, she never attained the body she wanted. So she decided to start using illegal steroids, and she couldn’t be happier, despite the fact that the drugs changed her body forever.
After taking steroids on a regular basis, Armstrong started to sprout chest hair and suffer from constant acne. She also developed a mini penis. She knows the drugs have changed the way she looks, but she doesn’t care because she achieved the dream she always wanted.
“You could argue that when I wanted big arms and broad shoulders, a bigger back, and small hips, that that was a masculine look, but I didn’t consciously decide I want to change from a woman to a man,” she said about her steroid use.
Admittedly, the strangest change she has experienced is the growth of her small “penis” which she said measures in at about “an inch long.” She said that it resembles the true male genitalia so much that it has a foreskin that can be rolled back. Armstrong’s breasts have also largely disappeared as the drugs enlarged the pectoral muscles in her chest.
“They’ve gone empty, and they’re not particularly nice, but I’m cool with that,” the London-based bodybuilder told Daily Mail. “They were never my best feature anyway.”
Armstrong could stop taking steroids, but she wouldn’t want to because she’d lose all the muscles but not the masculine features.
“I’d lose all the muscles, but I wouldn’t lose all the masculine qualities like the facial hair and the deep voice. It doesn’t really go back. If I was to try and reverse that, I’d need the same sort of procedures a male becoming a woman (would need).”
Although Candice Armstrong made choices that many people find bizarre, she is happy with the way she looks and the body she has built through steroid use. She also feels that using the illegal drugs has improved her life.
“It’s opened doors and enabled me to develop myself the way I want to. It’s given (me) the opportunity to live out one of my dreams. I’ve started doing a bit of drag, and I love it. I’ve always wanted to do a bit of drag!”
At least she is having fun with the drastic change to the way she looks. And it is a positive thing that she has achieved one of her life dreams. Not many people can say that.
Although steroid use is illegal, bodybuilders are often forced to use it if they want to compete at the highest levels. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about using steroids in his famous encyclopedia of bodybuilding. Some lifters import drugs from other countries so they can build their muscles and look larger than life.
What do you think about the way steroids change the way people look?
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