There comes a time in every man’s life when he realizes that it’s OK to embrace his feminine side. From cooking (on the grill) to yoga (to meet fit ladies) to chick flicks (for the romantic after-sex), it all just makes you a more well-rounded fellow. Same goes for the color pink. Within reason. See what we mean on the following pages.
Medium-Rare Steak With medium you’re cooking out too much of the beefiness and with rare it’s almost like you’re cheating yourself out of a hot meal. But that thick strip of beautiful pink sandwiched between two strips of grill-seared meat is the reason God created cows.
Nipples Though they come in a variety of shades, a perky pink nip or two (or three, if you’re watching Total Recall) is a wondrous thing. We’re not pervs—it’s biological.
Pink Lemonade The flavor isn’t really that much different from the regular neon-yellow stuff. There’s just something about that vibrant pink color that makes it so much sexier and more exotic.
Salmon You can eat it poached in oil and dusted with spices, ground and then grilled as a burger or cured and served with capers, red onion, tomato, lettuce and cream cheese on a bagel. Or you can use it to describe a shirt that’s actually pink.
Lingerie Sure, volatile colors like black or red might signal more sexy danger or unpredictability, but pink is subtle, innocent and pretty, for a perfect girl-next-door type scenario. A really hot girl next door, that is.
Dragonfruit This unusual fruit has a deep pink exterior that also happens to be layered like dragon scales. On the inside, it’s white and fleshy with little black seeds, much like a white kiwi with a less tart, more mild taste. It makes apples jealous.
Cotton Candy Don’t pretend like when you were a kid you weren’t totally captivated by the wispy tendrils of pink sugar-cloud goodness you could consume with wide-eyed wonder and delight. And don’t pretend it’s any different today.
Breast Cancer Awareness Love the breast, hate the cancer. We support you, pink ribbon culture. And if we can do it while watching NFL games, all the better.
Baby Pigs Besides piglets being the most adorable little creatures on the planet, they also grow up to become gorgeous tenderloins, thick-cut chops and sauce-mopped racks of ribs. Not to mention our honorary number 10 on this list, bacon.