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20 August 2015 @ 05:30 pm
Weird Changes  
I've read about guys going through changes in testosterone level, often due to various effects of aging. I'm getting my own (somewhat odd) demo as Krissy and the kids are gone, with corresponding reductions in sex and feeling all "protect the family." Plus, y'know, I've been terrible about exercising while they're gone, another thing that can increase testosterone levels. And several other factors, now that I think about 'em.

People talk about literally seeing the world less clearly and with less color with reduced testosterone -- oddly, I'm totally getting that. Like, objects look slightly flatter and less colorful. It took me awhile to notice, since it's a gradual change. But today I was noticing my vision feeling cloudier in lower light, thought, "well, I guess that happens with age."

No, wait.

I'm only 39. And this wasn't even vaguely true six months ago.

Oh.

Huh.

I've also noticed that I'm not hearing as well lately, especially with more background noise. Related? Dunno.

And my body's changing shape, but there are a lot of reasons that could happen with reduced exercise :-)
 
 
 
Krissyrightkindofme on August 21st, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure more masturbation could help.
Noahangelbob on August 21st, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
I promise, I do a fair bit of that ;-)
Nancy: PURPLE HAIRmoonshadowdance on August 21st, 2015 09:38 am (UTC)
what till you can feel the change in your skin tone/texture. It will be a few more years but...
Noahangelbob on August 21st, 2015 02:20 pm (UTC)
I have a little of that, but not (as far as I know) hormone-based. Like, I've gotten some of that over time, but not especially strongly in the last few months.
rehana on August 22nd, 2015 04:08 am (UTC)
I vaguely remember that having kids is supposed to reduce your testosterone levels. But I could be wrong, or there could be other hormones at work.