I'll make a short comment saying that feeling like a "cheat" won't happen for some people. Once you stop caring what other people think of you, whether that be the reasoning behind you wanting to take hormones, or the feeling of being a "cheat" because you took a supplement, it really doesn't matter.
For instance, some people will *never* be happy in their lives until they achieve a six pack. While there may be underlying reasons for that, some of these people try EVERYTHING and it just does not happen; so they're not happy. Well in that case you know what, take your hormones. I'd rather have a lot of life in my years then years in my life. BTW I don't take them, but I completely understand why someone would because I've worked with people like that.
Yes they are harmful, most peolpe know that. Just like I think triathlons are harmful too. But I will never take away a client or someone's passion. I will try my best and educate the person to all the risks, and the possibilities, but never take away their passion. If your following every principle to the T, and your going to smoke once in a while, take hormones, take aerobic classes, whatever it may be, that's your choice and your right.
So this was supposed to be short, guess not, underlying message, if your going to engage in a vice or anything of the like, make sure you understand what and who you are doing it to.