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The first thing guys should know about dressing for sex is not to make it obvious. Subtle is sexy. A T-shirt that says, “I want to sleep with you” is not. All clothing items should fit comfortably but not sleazily tight. You may also want to opt for things that are easy to get on and off, keeping belts, buckles and laces to a minimum. Once you have the basics down, it’s time to go into further details with other tips that can make the ladies swoon without realizing you’ve consciously dressed for sex.

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Show off your butt – tastefully. Showing off your butt does not, repeat, does not mean wearing those prison-inspired baggy pants that let the wind whoosh through your butt crack. A slim-fitting pair of jeans can work wonders as a guy’s butt is one of the first things gals notice. Why else do you think your girlfriend honestly doesn’t mind watching football?

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Invest in good underwear. What counts as good underwear is subjective, but there are some ground rules. No holes. No rips. No sayings like “Kiss It, I’m Irish.” Tighty whities look like little boy undies, as do those with superhero logos. Go for a fitted pair of boxer briefs that show off your assets. Men tend to keep their underwear for years, even decades, but do your sex life a favor and get some fresh BVDs before you look to get busy.

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Be casual, but neat. Dressing casual is A-OK as a sex prompt, as it shows you are laid back, perhaps a bit wild and ready to have some fun. Casual, however, can easily turn to cruddy and a total turnoff if you interpret the word to mean “sloppy.” A comfy T-shirt is one thing. A comfy T-shirt with stains streaming from the armpits and rips up the front is another. Yuck.

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Wear touchable stuff. If you can afford cashmere, go for it – as long as it’s not pink. Otherwise opt for cheaper cozy, cushy fabrics for sweaters and heavier duds made out of stuff a woman would want to touch. You may be amazed at how many women can’t keep their hands off a soft, plush jacket. Fleece is a good bet, as is mohair, although that may be pushing the bounds of good taste. Just make sure that whatever you choose, you keep it clean.

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Give a glimpse of skin (that’s NOT man cleavage). Man cleavage is a total turnoff, especially when Eric Roberts got into the phase in a slate of really bad movies. Women do not want to see your nipples. They want to see your man boobs even less. We already warned the butt crack is out. What ladies do want to see is a bit of muscle, such as strong shoulders, an irresistible bicep or delicious-looking forearm. Guys in short shorts look stupid; keep the glimpses to above the waist. Wear clothes that give off a seductive peek without looking like you’re heading to the beach.