Originally Posted by Dr. Broncenstein
I think the concern is that of accidentally transmitting some exogenous testosterone to the child by way of skin contact. It's incredibly powerful stuff, and just a little extra testosterone can lead to serious problems in kids.
Yeah, I get that. I just don't think it's a big deal. Before I'd start putting needles in my body, I would try the gel. It's really not lotion. It's like a really light hair gel. And it's full of alcohol. So, you rub it on your chest, and it absorbs and dries.
It's covered by my shirt (and magic underwear, for the record). The only time I might make skin-to-skin contact would be if my child was a baby, and I was doing a photoshoot for a fashion magazine - black-and-white, in all probability - just a really good-looking, shirtless dad, holding his baby. Look, I'm not saying that doesn't happen in my life. It does. But in those cases, I would just wait to apply the gel until afterward.
Other than that, any worries seem irrelevant.