Think your manhood is proven by how big your biceps are or how many pull-ups you can do or how luscious your beard can grow? Science is here to say “Shut up and pass the hot sauce.” Researchers have found some correlation between a preference for spicy food and levels of testosterone – i.e. if you like the spice, you’ve probably got a higher testosterone level. The study polled and observed over 100 men, serving them mash potatoes with the option to put as much hot sauce as they wanted and unsurprisingly, those that drowned their meals in hot sauce had more testosterone than those that didn’t. What’s more disturbing to me is just the idea of putting hot sauce on mash potatoes. But there you have it, if you really want to alpha out, just break out that sriracha.