The Virility Factor: Masculinity Through Testosterone, the Male Hormone

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The Virility Factor is a book of crucial importance to every male who is curious or concerned about the quality of manhood. And it is especially vital to all who want to understand about the size of their genitals, their ability to build muscle, bone, and body hair, the tone of their voice, capacity to handle stress and fatigue, and ability to respond sexually.

Throughout his life a man's "manliness," physically and psychologically, is almost exclusively dictated by the quantity...

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Overview

The Virility Factor is a book of crucial importance to every male who is curious or concerned about the quality of manhood. And it is especially vital to all who want to understand about the size of their genitals, their ability to build muscle, bone, and body hair, the tone of their voice, capacity to handle stress and fatigue, and ability to respond sexually.

Throughout his life a man's "manliness," physically and psychologically, is almost exclusively dictated by the quantity of a magical substance in his body, the hormone called testosterone. Here is the first up-to-date book for the layman on this amazing male sex hormone.

A noted endocrinologist, Dr. Herbert Kupperman, has written an introduction endorsing the book's accuracy. What the reader will learn is not only what testosterone does, but how taking testosterone can be a safe therapy that enhances the middleaged and older male's sex life. There is also useful advice on the steps any man can take to help his testicles produce more testosterone through diet and other life-style changes.

A key subject The Virility Factor confronts is testosterone's relationship to prostate cancer. Author Robert Bahr, the noted medical writer, shows that the hormone does not cause cancer, while testosterone can speed the growth of an already developed cancer, its deficiency may be a factor in the prostate malignancy of older men. Nor does testosterone therapy cause glandular atrophy, a widespread misconception. A controversial section of the book presents evidence that an inadequate testosterone level during fetal development is one cause of homosexuality.

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Editorial Reviews

Penthouse Forum
Even as he lucidly unveils the complexities of testosterone, Bahr slips in interesting sidelines, such as information about men's annual sex cycle, and exact instructions on how to measure your penis. A good book.
Publisher's Weekly
Bahr's informed and lucid book is a boon to the man who is troubled by the most common 'masculine' problem... well organized discussions of what testosterone is, how its normal supply activates a man's sexual activity and how a man's sexual drive, general health, appearance and psychology suffer when testosterone levels for whatever reason (stress is one) fall below the norm. Bahr's authoritative handling of the subject makes it a good bet for solid sales.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962653117
  • Publisher: Factor Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1 Do You Need Some? 1
2 Where the Action Is 7
3 One Man Down 14
4 The Making of a Man 24
5 Half an Ounce of Manliness 34
6 A Hormone with Enemies 45
7 The Search for an Aphrodisiac 54
8 Cycles and Variations 66
9 Aging--Why Bother? 74
10 Making Muscle--and Keeping It 86
11 Appearances 97
12 Dimensions--Facts and Fancies 107
13 Not Enough 115
14 Sex Man to Man 126
15 Testosterone and the Prostate 136
16 Too Much of a Good Thing 145
17 The Active Life of a Testis 152
18 Sex and the Sex Hormone 161
19 Nutrition and the Testes 168
20 Drugs 178
21 Ribot and Quid--A Summary 183
Glossary 193
Bibliography 197
Index 206
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