Here’s What Men and Women Really Think About Their Partner’s Pubes, Says New Survey



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Hello, everyone. We are gathered here today to talk about something very important, yet something terribly overlooked. We’re going to talk about the importance of grooming one’s pubes.

According to a new survey, the way you take care of your briar patch is very important, and can even potentially end your relationship if you get sloppy with it and let it grow a little too free and wooly.

The brand spankin’ new survey from Cosmopolitan.com collected data from Cosmopolitan’s social media accounts, Esquire’s Twitter, and Ask Men’s Facebook account, and found that 92 percent of people groom their pubic hair. Well, duh. It’s not the ’70s anymore. Obviously most people are well-groomed down there.


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As you can see in the graph above, the survey found that there’s a pretty big difference between men and women when it comes to keeping their bush tidy: while 69 percent men prefer to simply trim their pubes and keep things shipshape, the majority of women, meaning 57 percent, go for the Brazilian and get rid of everything on their lady garden for optimum tidiness.


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Another thing the survey looked at was whether or not people expected their partners to prune and shear their shrubbery, and found that men definitely expected their partners to be groomed. In fact, 46 percent of men said they prefer their partners to be completely hairless.

Women, on the other hand, said they prefer the dude they’re sleeping with to be nicely manscaped, as opposed to being completely clean shaven. 


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Interestingly enough, the survey found that 40 percent of men have asked their partners to change their style of grooming, whereas only 23 percent of women have asked their partner to manscape a little differently. Perhaps to trim a little more around the edges, or something.


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Lastly, it was discovered that some people think the way someone’s pubes look is enough to break up with them. 30 percent of men in the survey expressed that they’d consider dumping their girlfriend if he wasn’t too fond of her carpet, relative to only 19 percent of women.

Well, damn. Breaking up with someone just because you don’t like their pubes is pretty gratuitous, but that’s okay. Whatever floats your boat.

And just for the hell of it, here is a graph of reasons why people mow their lawn:


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Well, now you know some important stats about pubic hair. Do with it what you will.

H/T: Cosmopolitan

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Here’s The Truly Bonkers Way the CIA Planned to Use CATS to Spy On Russia

Intelligence services all over the world have gone through an amazing variety of measures through the years to spy on their enemies—or even friends. The CIA probably went too far in the minds of animal lovers when they turned an actual living cat into a walking, purring, meowing cyborg spy. Yes, seriously. 

Via Wikileaks comes this report about “Project Acoustic Kitty”—which was, yes, the project’s informal name. The formal name was “Views on Trained Cats [Redacted] for [Redacted] Use.”

Essentially, during the Cold War the CIA investigated surgically embedding spying gear—microphone, a transmission antenna, even a power pack—in a cat that would presumably then be sent to casually hang out and knock random objects off desks in the enemy’s most top-secret offices. 

The NSA Archive blog Unredacted pulled a description of what actually went down when this experiment went live from the book The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA. It’s a terrible combination of sad (if you like cats) and hilarious:

They made a monstrosity. They tested him and tested him. They found he would walk off the job when he got hungry, so they put another wire in to override that. Finally they’re ready.

They took it out to a park and pointed it at a park bench and said, ‘Listen to those two guys…’ They put him out of the van, and a taxi comes and runs him over. There they were, sitting in the van with all those dials, and the cat was dead.

Fortunately for felines in and around CIA headquarters in Virginia, it was eventually concluded that making this completely bonkers effort into a real, ongoing program would not be the most “practical” use of the Agency’s resources. 

The cost for such weird, animal-abusing shenanigans? According to the Telegraph, it was a cool $ 15 million.

It’d be nice to think the CIA has moved on. However the Associated Press reported Friday that “someone has been taking cats and precisely shaving their underbellies or legs” in Waynesboro, Virginia.

Sure, that’s more than two hours from the CIA’s headquarters, but when it comes to crazy spy games, you just never know.  

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Here’s Why The Magnificent Mercedes AMG-GT Roadster Is An Instant Classic


Normally, classic cars emerge over time, as appreciation grows for their attributes. But in the case of the new Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster, we have a brand-new car with all the hallmarks of a classic ride that we can appreciate without waiting.

This was the case when BMW introduced the classically proportioned Henrik Fisker-penned Z8 roadster in 1999.

While the Z8 was aggressively art deco in design, the AMG-GT C achieves its stature while employing entirely contemporary motifs. The new “C” version of the AMG-GT slots in the line between the regular model and the racy “R” coupe

The C Roadster incorporates sexier wider fenders to create a curvy appearance absent from the trimmer base version. The tail spreads an extra 2.2 inches in width, for a more planted stance. The key to such add-ons is to employ restraint, explained designer Vitalis Enns.

“You would like cars to be like architecture, lasting hundreds of years,” he said. Chasing fashion is deadly. “Fashionable? In three years time; goodbye,” he stated.

Decorating a car with creased lines is an example of fashion, according to Enns. Instead, he works with surface volumes. “Volumes are positive, the are the more healthy surface,” he insists. This is where convex surfaces expand from the sheetmetal to create the appearance of bulging muscle. 

“I need a muscle. That’s all I need. I don’t need a line,” he concluded. And indeed, the GT C Roadster is free of fashionable cluttering lines, leaving only timeless proportions that will see this car inhabiting the garages of style leaders for the foreseeable future.

You know what else is timeless? V8 horsepower, that’s what. And the GT C Roadster has that in abundance, at 550, thanks to its tuneful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Incredibly, the base GT Roadster actually feels slightly mild in comparison, even though it has an impressive 469 horsepower, though the 0-60 mph acceleration time is only 0.2 seconds quicker, at 3.7 seconds.

The GT C also gets cool technical tricks, like rear-wheel steering for quicker handling response, and bigger front brakes for shorter stopping. These are nice improvements, but their advantages aren’t quite as apparent as the extra horsepower is.

A change that thrill seekers will appreciate is the GT C Roadster’s standard AMG Performance exhaust, which automatically bypasses the muffler during spirited driving to provide the audible feedback drivers appreciate.

The sound is enthusiastic without verging into the area of over-the-top faking it, as the Jaguar F-Type does. The Jaguar might fool you at first, but you can quickly tire of its hysterical insistence that you really are the best ever.

The GT C Roadster also doesn’t fake it when clouds decide to rain on your party. The car’s thickly insulated folding soft keeps the cabin whisper-quiet inside when it is up, and it can reach that dry state in just 11 seconds from stowed while driving as fast as 30 mph, so it can be raised or lowered any time in city traffic.

This compares, for example, to a more leisurely 19 seconds for the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder’s roof operation time.  This is helpful for protecting the Roadster’s nappa leather upholstery and Burmester audio system from the ravages of unwanted moisture.

The amazing AMG GT C Roadster hits showrooms in the fall. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but if you have to ask…

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About ‘Call of Duty: WWII’


Call of Duty is going back to its roots. It was 2003 when the original Call of Duty was unleashed on the world with a fresh experience that put you on the front lines and in the trenches of some of the war’s most intense moments.

14 years later, Activision is trying to recapture that lightning in a bottle by taking the veteran series back to Europe in the 1940s with Call of Duty: WWII.

After so many games under the COD banner have taken us all over the world, through every imaginable modern era and even into the future, this return to where the series started is both long overdue and a testament to the fact that Call of Duty has their ear to the ground in terms of trying to give gamers what they want.

Ostensibly, the return to 1940s Europe is a way of introducing a new generation of gamers to an era that was thoroughly fleshed out in the prior decade of video games. COD: WWII is giving them all a chance to experience epic set-pieces like storming the beach at Normandy, the liberation of Paris and battles throughout Germany.

Activision also seems acutely aware that the long-term draw of a COD game is its multiplayer and they are taking the opportunity in COD: WWII to elevate that element of the game with deeper customization and more variety to the MP than we’ve previously seen out of any COD game.

Time will tell if COD: WWII’s multiplayer has the staying power of previous high points in the series like Modern Warfare or Black Ops 2 but, if you wanted to get get preemptively excited about the deathmatches to come in COD: WWII, we wouldn’t blame you at all.

COD: WWII will also carry with it a new stab at the Nazi Zombies co-op mode that began as an oddball fan-favorite but has quickly become a staple of the series. We actually weren’t expecting the zombies mode in this game so that comes as a pleasant surprise and we’re excited to see what new innovations and changes COD: WWII injects into that part of the game.

Activision officially dated Call of Duty: WWII’s release as November 3rd, 2017 so you can start your countdowns now. In the meantime, check out the reveal trailer and try to keep your nazi-battling bloodlust in check until the game shows up this fall. 


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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About ‘Stealthing’, An Extremely Dangerous New Sex Trend



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Listen up, folks. There’s a dangerous new sex trend going around, and we need to address it, because it’s always good to stay woke about these things.

Apparently, there’s something called “stealthing” happening in bedrooms across the good ol’ U.S. of A., and it’s not cool at all.

Documented in a report by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, “stealthing” is when a dude secretly removes his condom during sex without the consent of the lady he is having sex with.

According to the lead author of the report, Alexandra Brodsky, “stealthing” is a form of sexual assault, and that’s not good. Sexual assault is a serious crime, my friends.

Apparently, there are online communities where men encourage one another to “stealth” and take off their condoms during sex, because they think it’s a man’s right to “spread one’s seed.”

“One of my goals with the article, and in proposing a new statute, is to provide a vocabulary and create ways for people to talk about what is a really common experience that just is too often dismissed as just ‘bad sex’ instead of ‘violence,’” Brodsky told the Huffington Post.

To elaborate a little, “stealthing” is bad for many reasons. First off, it can lead to unwanted pregnancy and/or STIs, which are both bad. Additionally, it can cause “emotional, physical, and financial harm” at the same degree as other, more aggressive acts of sexual assault, such as rape. After all, taking your condom off during sex without asking the person you’re sleeping with is a defilement.

Brodsky says that while existing laws don’t cover “stealthing,” a new law would be a good way to address this issue. “At its best, such a law would clearly respond to and affirm the harm victims report by making clear that ‘stealthing’ doesn’t just ‘feel violent’ — it is.”

Just so you know how serious “stealthing” is, a Swiss court convicted a man of rape after he took his condom off during sex without telling his partner. So yeah, if you feel inclined to take the condom off during sex, you should talk to your partner about it first.

H/T: New York Post

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Here’s Everything Coming and Going on Netflix In May, Including ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ‘Doctor Strange’


Binge-watchers, rejoice: Netflix’s May roll-out of new titles looks pretty damn sweet.  

Inglourious Basterds and its whacked-out alternative ending to WWII will join other Quentin Tarantino masterpieces such as Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained within the Netflix library. 

Doctor Strange will be making magic in the “Recently Added” section, and new seasons of House of Cards and Bill Burr’s adult animated series F is for Family will get into the streaming service’s rotation. 

But prepare to give the first three Jurassic Park movies a big goodbye, along with the first five seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. 

Here’s a full list of what’s coming and going:

AVAILABLE MAY 1
American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)
American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
Blood on the Mountain (2016)
Chaahat (1996)
Chocolat (2000)
Decanted (2016)
Don’t Think Twice (2016)
Drifter (2017)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Happy Feet (2006)
In the Shadow of Iris — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Love (2015)
Losing Sight of Shore (2017)
Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
Nerdland (2016)
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 2
Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)
Hija De La Laguna (2015)
Maria Bamford: Old Baby — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 5
Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Kazoops!: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sense8: Season 2 — ORIGINAL
Simplemente Manu NNa — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Last Kingdom: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mars Generation — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE MAY 6
Cold War 2 (2016)
When the Bough Breaks (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 7
LoveTrue (2016)
Stake Land II (2016)
The Host (2013)

AVAILABLE MAY 8
Beyond the Gates (2016)
Hunter Gatherer (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 9
Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016)
All We Had (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 10
El apóstata (2015)
The Adventure Club (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 11
Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017)
The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 12
All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Anne with an E: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get Me Roger Stone — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Master of None: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mindhorn — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Sahara — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

AVAILABLE MAY 15
Command and Control (2016)
Cave (2016)
Lovesong (2016)
Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)
The Intent (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 16
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Break-Up (2006)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

AVAILABLE MAY 18
Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)
Riverdale: Season 1 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 19
BLAME! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Laerte-se — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Keepers: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE MAY 21
What’s With Wheat (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 22
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
They Call Us Monsters (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 23
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dig Two Graves (2014)

AVAILABLE MAY 24
Southpaw (2015)

AVAILABLE MAY 26
Believe (2016)
Bloodline: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I am Jane Doe (2017)
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
War Machine — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

AVAILABLE MAY 28
Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 29
Forever Pure (2016)
A New High (2015)

AVAILABLE MAY 30
F is for Family: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
House of Cards: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)
Masterminds
Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

LEAVING MAY 1
11 Blocks
Alfie
Bang Bang!
Black Mamba: Kiss of Death
Cujo
Doomsdays
Fantastic Four
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
Flicka: Country Pride
Garfield’s Fun Fest
Invincible
Jetsons: The Movie
Jurassic Park III
Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Paulie
Samurai Headhunters
Stephen King’s Thinner
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
The Doors
The Real Beauty and the Beast
The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Wedding Planner
Things We Lost in the Fire
To Catch a Thief
Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine
Truly Strange
Turf War: Lions and Hippos
Van Wilder: Freshman Year
Venom Islands
World War II Spy School

LEAVING MAY 2
Good Luck Charlie: Season 1 – 4
Kickin’ It: Season 1 – 3
Scrubs: Season 1 – 9

LEAVING MAY 5
Amapola
Flubber
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Recruit
What About Bob?

LEAVING MAY 7
American Dad! Season 7
Bob’s Burgers: Season 2

LEAVING MAY 11
American Dad! Season 8

LEAVING MAY 15
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 1 – 5

LEAVING MAY 17
American Dad! Season 9 & 10

LEAVING MAY 19
Step Up

LEAVING MAY 26
Graceland: Season 1 – 3

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‘Rick and Morty’ Is Celebrating 4/20 With an Awesome VR Video Game, And Here’s What It’s Like to Play It


When we heard that Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, creators of Rick and Morty, were embarking on a journey into the world of virtual reality, our minds ran wild with possibilities of how they would translate the fantastic and hilarious sci-fi world of the show into one fans could experience first-hand. 

Just in time for 4/20, (these guys get their audience) we’re getting served up our first opportunity to go face-to-face with the smartest man in the multiverse and his grandson sidekick…and it’s glorious.

Working off a premise that’s similar to an “escape the room” scenario, Virtual Rick-ality opens with the explanation (by Rick, who is standing right in front of you) that you are an utterly disposable clone of Morty, created for the sole purpose of doing shitty chores around the garage lab while Rick, Morty and Summer abandon you to have the adventures we’ve all watched in the show. 

That starts with the devastatingly mundane act of doing a load of laundry while Rick and Morty both criticize you for being slow and dumb but quickly ramps up so you’re using Rick’s signature portals and handling dark matter in no time.

The game is made up of nine chores, each one more intricate than the last, each one building on the skills you’re learning and your growing familiarity with the ins and outs of Rick’s garage laboratory. Rick himself dictates your objective but leaves you with very little instruction. 

There are cues and cleverly hidden hints scattered everywhere, many of which we overlooked because we were initially spellbound by the fact that we were standing in Rick’s world. Eventually, though, we were flying through the tasks before us, feeling good about our progress and silencing Morty’s groans about our snail’s pace.

Virtual Rick-ality is, first and foremost, an ode to Harmon and Roiland’s fervent fanbase. No video game has delivered as up-close-and-personal and experience with the characters you love like this. Virtual Rick-ality is also brimming with easter eggs from the show. 

There are cameos from Mr. Poopy-Butthole, there are interactions with Mr. Meeseeks (spoiler: you don’t get to fuck him), there are even hidden messages from the creators themselves if you know where to look and it all comes together to create an environment that’s as fun to explore as it is to play through. 

That said, even without the Rick and Morty theme, what’s left here is one of the best and most robust escape-the-room games we’ve seen in VR so far. These challenges are fun, complex and ultimately rewarding once you solve the puzzles presented. 

Maybe not as rewarding as it’ll be when season three of the show properly debuts this summer but pretty damn rewarding nonetheless. 

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Here’s Your Chance To Buy Matthew McConaughey’s ‘True Detective’ Ford Pickup


Here’s your chance to impersonate Matthew McConaughey’s philosophical driving-my-Lincoln commercials, because Charitybuzz.com is auctioning the iconic red Ford pickup truck piloted by McConaughey’s Rust Cohle character on HBO’s True Detective show.

The truck in question is a 1997 Ford F-250HD XL with 153,000 miles that is listed in “fair” condition.

The auction price has already topped $ 12,500, and Charitybuzz seems to think it could hit $ 15,000. Either way, it will sell for about ten times what Kelley Blue Book thinks an old pickup like this should be worth.

But who can put a price on the value to driving around making non-sequitur musings about life like McConaughey’s Lincoln commercials? Take your best shot, but you’ll have a tough time topping this take by the Cedar Hill Police Department.


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Exclusive: Here’s The First Look At The Trailer For ‘Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine’

Before Jackass warped young minds on MTV and YouTube pumped out an endless stream of ridiculous viral videos, there was Big Brother magazine. 

From 1992 to 2004, the boundary-busting skater bible served up unapologetically lowbrow humor and totally insane stunts that inspired the Jackass TV show and movie franchise.


Johny Knoxville

And it just so happens that Maxim can exclusively share the very first look at the Hulu documentary Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine, which chronicles the rise and fall of the beloved skater mag turned trash culture touchstone.

“It wasn’t just skating, it was a lot of bad behavior,” Johnny Knoxville sagely recalls in the trailer.


Rob Dyrdek

Featuring interviews with Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Tony Hawk, Spike Jonze, Rob Dyrdek, Chris Pontius, Chad Muska and Wee Man, Dumb looks like required viewing for old-school skate fans and Jackass aficionados alike. 


Wee Man

Check out the trailer above, and catch the whole damn doc when it hits Hulu on June 3. 

In the meantime, here’s some classic Big Brother imagery to tide you over.


Wee Man catching air in 1994.

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Here’s How Yoga Can Totally Improve Your Sex Life



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There are certain things that can make your sex life a million times better, like drinking red wine, keeping the lights on during sex, and having sex outside of your own home, like in a hotel. 

And according to the folks over at Elite Daily, there’s another thing that can totally improve your sex life–yoga! That’s right, my dudes, yoga. Twisting your body into odd and seemingly unnatural shapes can make you better at sex.


She must be great at sex.

And now, without further ado, here are five ways that yoga makes you better in bed. 

1. Doing yoga strengthens all the right muscles.
If you’re someone who wants to have a little more stamina in the bedroom, you should consider doing some yoga. Downward-facing dog, plank, and chaturanga are all positions that strengthen your core, arms, legs, and shoulders, which are all useful when you’re trying to pull and all-night bang session.

Plus, if you wish you had better balance for shower sex and whatnot, try practicing the warrior III, tree, and chair poses to strengthen your legs, core, and pelvic muscles.

2. Yoga increases flexibility.
You know what makes sex a lot better? Being nice and limber, that’s what.

Now, I’m not talking about being a contortionist and putting both legs behind your head, because that’s a little weird. Nobody wants to see a grown-ass man do that shit in the bedroom.

The flexibility that comes from yoga can help prevent you from pulling a muscle in the middle of some vigorous sex, thereby saving you from potentially painful and embarrassing injuries.

Can you imagine needing to stop halfway through sex because you threw out your back? That would suck. That’s why you should do some yoga.

3. Yoga increases your libido.
We recently told you that drinking two glasses of red wine can increase your libido, and apparently, doing some yoga can too, by increasing blood flow to your naughty bits.

Yoga positions such as eagle pose, bound angle, pigeon pose, and wide-leg splits all increase circulation in the pelvic region, thus giving you extra hard boners, which is never a bad thing.

4. Yoga relieves stress.
Nothing kills the mood faster than being stressed out. In fact, when you’re under a lot of stress, it’s damn near impossible to get turned on, thanks to the stress hormones that wreak havoc on your body.

Research has proven that regularly practicing yoga decreases stress and anxiety, and can even help with depression. And when you feel good about life in general, you’ll feel good about your sex life, too.

5. Yoga boosts your confidence.
If you haven’t already noticed, people who do yoga have incredible bodies – and I’m not just talking about hot babes in yoga pants. Dudes who do yoga often have toned abs, strong arms, and just nicely defined muscles all over, which is always pretty hot.

And when you look good and consciously make an effort to have a sexy, healthy body, you’ll obviously feel confident about yourself. Plus, everybody knows that confidence is sexy, so yoga will not only make you more chill and zen, but it’ll also make you hotter. It’s a win-win.


Namaste, my dudes. 

H/T: Elite Daily

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