If you're growing a hockey playoff beard you may want to reconsider for your own health.
A study done in Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic found 'a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men's beards compared to the dog's fur'.
Some of the men tested positive for microbes that pose a threat to human health! But one could argue we have germs all over us whether we have a beard or not. Does this make you not want to snuggle with a guy with a beard?