Why Do Men Love Women In Yoga Pants?


Initially I thought this was the dumbest question I had heard in a long time. I’m sitting here watching an episode of Two Broke Girls and I comment, “Caroline stay in those yoga pants! I love it!” I get asked, “What is it with guys and yoga pants?” I thought I’d take a minute and talk about it for a second.

First, let me get the bad part out of the way. There are some people who should never, like never ever, wear yoga pants… like anywhere where someone might see them. Those people know who they are, if you’re reading, I know you think I’m an asshole. (Your friends are the real assholes for not telling you this before me.) Let’s just say, it’s some people out there who I know haven’t done yoga a day in their lives.

Why do I love yoga pants?

I’ll tell you what is not a reason why I love them; they’re comfortable or easy to put on and go quickly. That’s like never been a reason why I like any form of fashion. Remember, I’m a sworn enemy of maxi-dresses with a few exceptions. I know that a bunch of women will tell you that they like wearing them because of comfort and also that you can pretty much pair them with anything, that’s all well and good. I also think that contributes to the point I made above about people wearing them that shouldn’t be wearing them.

I mostly love them because men are aesthetic whores. (Yes, this is the second time in recent posts that I’ve come back to this term.) Men are moved visually to pleasing images. That’s why we love Tumblr, Instagram and the adult film business. Like any aesthetic whore, we like to see women in their most pure form and compare them to perfection. Although yoga pants do provide some contouring to a woman’s shape and body, that has nothing to do with anything for us. We ignore that when she takes those yoga pants off she may or may not still have the best legs we’ve seen all month.

I said before that a group of men will follow a fat ass all the way around the mall and not buy a thing. When a man is walking down the street and sees a woman in some yoga pants, his interest is piqued. He wants to look away, but provided his old lady isn’t there, he’s looking.

Then it’s a matter of what he sees.

He sees every curve, nook and cranny of whatever those pants are covering. I don’t care if you’re slim, curvy, tall, short, bubble butt, teardrop butt, or got the gap in the middle like there’s too much space between your legs… the dude can see it.

Shoutout to them yoga pants… on Instagram straight flexing!

The other thing I love about yoga pants is that there is no clear distinction between yoga pants, leggings and tights. Now wait… many women will tell you an “official” definition for each, but trust me, ask a different room of women the same question and you’ll get different answers. Because there is so much disparity in the answers that one gets on the topic of the difference in the three some interesting things happen.

  1. She runs a risk that they’re the wrong size and instead of covering, they hug … like real tight. That’s when you can clearly see some a woman’s cheeks.
  2. She runs a risk that they’re a bit more sheer than she was expecting. This can end in a myriad of bad ways for her but good for all mankind.
  3. Sort of like #1, but different, they could be too thin and like everything on her that moves when she walks is like moving… Guys know what I mean by this. It’s a good thing provided she isn’t one of those people who shouldn’t be in them anyway.

I guess above all else, men tend to like yoga pants because it’s like you get to see it all but you don’t get to see it all. It’s the closest thing you get to seeing a woman naked. I think in the past, men would try and peek a look from a woman walking by in a short skirt or a top that was a little too low, yoga pants takeaway the need to be sly. It’s right there in front of you. If I was a woman, I wouldn’t really mind the way men react to yoga pants, I would use it to my advantage. But deep down like in places that women don’t like to admit because they don’t want to make it seem like they actually objectify themselves sometimes… I think they already use it to their advantage.

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  • WAChick

    This post was so random…

    But, sooo, basically what you're saying is that men like women in tight pants?

    • it’s Friday, let him cook lmao

  • Anything form fitting, hip hugging, and tight around the right regions will get three thumbs up if you know what I mean. Its beyond aesthetically pleasing. Its damn near erotic. For someone who grew up during the time of baggy jeans and overalls, I breathe a sigh of relief that shamelessly tight, leave nothing to the imagination apparel has taken the place of the former. Everyday is a free show sexiness in abundance and the women know exactly what they are doing in the name of comfort.

    The only thing you can do as a man is cross your fingers and hope that the yoga pants/jeggins/tights she is wearing is not what is actually shaping her. Otherwise once removed, her real self will 'spill' out of them leaving you wishing she kept them on and simply cut a hole in the crotch to preserve the illusion as well as your erec….

    My Friday foolery comment for the week. Cheers.

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    • Peter Parker

      "The only thing you can do as a man is cross your fingers and hope that the yoga pants/jeggins/tights she is wearing is not what is actually shaping her. Otherwise once removed, her real self will 'spill' out of them leaving you wishing she kept them on and simply cut a hole in the crotch to preserve the illusion as well as your erec…. "

      So true!!! This would cause me to get the same feeling I had when RGIII buckled his knee in the playoff game against Seattle.

  • Maxi dress haters unite.

    I think the premise isn’t new, men like women in tight clothes. However there’s a little something to a woman who rocks the yoga pants to the gym in lieu of shorts or sweats. It’s a seductive subtlety to it, she’s not trolling for attention but she’s well aware she’s getting it anyway. Or maybe they are truly comfortable and great to workout in and I’m just a man. Whatever.

    • Smilez_920

      Lol but why do you hate maxi dresses… The hug curves just like a sun dress … And men love sundress season

    • X's Dad

      @ Tristan, why don't you like the mighty maxi??

    • CHeeKZ Money

      i had to google what a maxi dress was…. but he is right, they are wack. Praise be to the base god.

  • Good post. Your 1,000 word dedication to yoga pants is impressive, sir. I too like the yoga pant. I also like their cousin the loose yet tight fitting Capri pant (on the right woman) where when they walk its like their glueteuses maximuses are doing an artful dance to a song I don’t know yet somehow love.

    *single tear*

    • Mr. SD

      I'm a spring dress lover myself…God bless the spring dress!

  • X's Dad

    I love, love, love the yoga pant (legging) movement. I agree totally with the post. Real talk, my head seems to turn quicker for a NICE FITTING pair of yoga pants than a short skirt. Something about them leggings…….

  • bwahahahaha. I wear leggings to the gym when I run and young undergrad creeper just pointed out he loves my choice of workout gear. Guess I know why now.

    • X's Dad

      @@LHauteVie, real question (women in general)….You really didn't have a clue that most men love to see most women in leggings??? Really? If you didn't, I would find that very hard to believe. It hugs ALL of your lower body. Men, being the visual creatures or as Dr. J calls us aesthetic whores that we are take note every time.

  • Lola

    I knew with the title alone this had Dr. J written all over it lol

  • Can next Friday's post explain why men hate wedges so much?As far as I can tell, it's pretty much universal, so I'd really like an answer…feel free to address this in the comments section instead.

    But seriously, why do y'all hate wedges?! *clutches various espadrilles with despair*

    • cynicaloptmst81

      I've never heard this and I pray its not true, LOL…

      • Mr. SD

        Ive never heard of that either..Speaking for most men, i don't think we care.

      • see below. LOL

        • cynicaloptmst81

          Awww man, LOL…he seems angry at them! I don't get it at all…

  • I hate those damn corkscrew shoes, they just look real out of place

  • charchar

    Interesting….so this might explain the extreme thirst at my gym. Personally as a gym rat who likes to rock workout clothes for comfort throughout the day, I really don't particularly fancy wearing leggings or "yoga pants." Perhaps its because I have seen spandex repeatedly abused so much that it is just not appealing or the previously stated fact that it shows everything and I feel exposed…lol It could also be because I have big legs and don't care to draw additional attention to the obvious..

  • TeeKAY

    Well,I'm in the gym 5 days a week, in it to win it. I go from sweats to windbreakers to leggings and yoga pants throughout the week. I'm not gonna play coy – my ass is lookin' all types of nice these days so I wear yoga pants to the gym because I worked damn hard to get it my bubble poppin' and want to flaunt it. I'm a firm believer in 'show your shape, not your skin'. so it fits my criteria. Now, will you see me in pom pom shorts with my cheeks hanging out? Hell no. Sure, yoga pants are comfy and help with sweat since I end up drenched by the time I leave the gym, but uh…as the forgotten rapper Yung Joc once said, "I KNOWWWWW you seee it"

  • Kinectic

    This may sound off but what is a "tear-drop" booty?

  • I don't think a woman looks good in any pants unless she has the shape for it. period.

  • and I'm not a fan of swooshy pants either
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  • I am glad, cause i love to wear those on the weekends and at the gym. It's like I can be naked, without being naked lol
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    • Just Sayin'

      Only a hoe would make such a comment.

  • Thanks for this essential allocation. Yoga pants are need while we practice yoga. I love to wear yoga pant while I go too yoga class. Thanks for informing me. Carry on.

  • InsomniaPoet

    All this and I still really need to understand what is wrong with a maxi dress? So sad….

  • jazi

    I don,t know why they love this but my concern is that Are yoga pants comfortable? Of course they are. Do they make your ass look better? Duh … and women know this. Yes, we’re doing that for ourselves more than for men, but let’s not dumb this down and act like the thought never crosses our mind. It’s part of the reason we like wearing yoga pants, because they make us feel good.

    However, are they pants? Nope, still not pants. Of course Lululemon promotes wearing them as part of your everyday wear; they’re trying to sell product. Wearing yoga pants as leggings (socially acceptable) is not the same as wearing them as pants (sorry, not socially acceptable).
    Great post
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  • Treats

    My man says he hates me in yoga pants, leggings and any kind of tights. Does this mean he hates my body? I think i look damn good in them and i get many headturns. Im not big by any means and curved in the right places, so I just don’t understand why he thinks those don’t look good on me. Any thoughts?

  • Wizkid

    Yoga pants bring out the alpha in us. That primal instinct In a guy. when a man sees a pretty mom, college student, cougar ect. Our minds start to fire away with scenarios. Lol sounds creepy because it is. That’s just how us men are. generally speaking. I go to the gym everyday to work out. I see lady’s wearing yoogs. In those settings I don’t sit and stare. Now if I see girls at the mall that’s a different story. So the point is yes guys love the yoga pants. Most guys.

  • scottstays

    Yoga for men is great, and I personally don't feel that it is any more dangerious. I frequently use this yoga for men dvd: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C4GIX70 – and have had great results with it.

    It is also available here if you can't find it on amazon: http://yogaforsports.org/shop/yoga-for-men-dvd/

  • Don

    man this is so true, and this guy is the first person I've seen who has made the point regarding the distinctions between yoga pants/leggings, etc. Are there any distinctions? Seriously, that was such a good point!

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  • Brenda

    I'm on here looking for the best yoga pants b/c I think what he said is true in the post. I may not like it but that is the way the sexes seem to stay engaged. Odd but true!

  • goom

    would leggins worn with shorts or a skirt still be distracting to males?