Yes, testosterone affects crying.

Norm Julian
2 min readJan 8, 2024

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When it comes to how humans feel and express themselves, some people don’t want to admit that sex hormones matter. Other people don’t want to admit that society also matters. And there seem to be only two extremes — walk on eggshells about it, or scream about those who do.

The whole ‘men and emotions’ thing is a prime example. A very common anecdote is that testosterone makes it difficult to cry. We need to accept that this isn’t strictly anecdotal — it’s neurobiological, too

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Norm Julian

Programmer by trade, Texpat, lover of multicolored things and sunflower seed butter