By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia
21:31 18 Feb 2023, updated 21:31 18 Feb 2023
An extraordinary rumour about a well-known Aussie influencer is doing the rounds.
If the gossip is to be believed, the high-profile woman has taken so many anabolic steroids that her clitoris has grown into an appendage that resembles a micropenis.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been using performance-enhancing drugs for years, and is now facing serious side effects.
According to eagle-eyed fans, some photos of the woman in tight-fitting gym shorts appear to show a noticeable bulge that was not there previously.
Women who use anabolic steroids for a prolonged period of time may experience masculinising side effects, including excessive swelling of the clitoris, which can result in it resembling a very small penis.
Her voice also appears to have deepened over time, as recent videos show her speaking in a much lower pitch than in recordings from several years ago.
Voice deepening is a common side-effect experienced by women who abuse anabolic steroids.
Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of testosterone, the primary male sex hormone in men.
These substances are generally used for cosmetic reasons, as well as to grow muscles and build strength.
While anabolic steroids are not chemically addictive, users can become reliant upon them to maintain their self-esteem and confidence, making quitting very difficult.
Under current Australian legislation, the possession of anabolic steroids, which contain testosterone, is illegal without a prescription.
Penalties vary between each state and territory, and in some cases suppliers can face up to 25 years imprisonment.
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What are the side-effects of anabolic steroid use for women?
Women who use anabolic steroids may experience:
- Water retention and bloating
- Aggravated body hair growth
- Decreased breast size and body fat
- Fatigue and sleeping problems
- Irregular menstruation
- Deeper voice
- Irritability, mood swings or aggression
- Changes in sex drive
- Male pattern baldness
- Acne and coarse skin
- Enlarged clitoris