9 R-Rated Adult Coloring Books That Add a Little Edge to Your Relaxation

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IDW Publishing/Titan Books/Amazon

Coloring books marketed toward adults became big business back in 2015, and five years later, the trend continues. But if you’re looking for something with a little more edge than the same ol' mandalas and nature scenes, these R-rated adult coloring books might be more your speed.

1. The Scariest Serial Killers Coloring Book; $8

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If you're all out of Netflix true crime specials to binge, then satisfy your creative side with this coloring book full of some of the most heinous serial killers in history, including Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. There are 23 in all, and each illustration includes details that are forever linked to the killers' calling cards.

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2. Have a Nice Life A**hole: Breakup Stress Reliever Coloring Book; $7

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Add coloring to the list of things you can do to deal with a major heartbreak. This coloring book includes more than 50 pages of tasteful floral patterns, accompanied by phrases like “I faked it every time” and “lying through your teeth is not considered flossing.” Pair it with a pint of ice cream and a bottle of wine for maximum breakup tension relief.

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3. Profanity Coloring Book: 50 Swear Words to Color Your Anger Away; $7

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Swearing is cathartic, researchers say. So is coloring! Why not combine the two? This coloring book features artistic designs of more than 50 of your favorite swear words. After a hard day at work or a difficult conversation with a friend or loved one, unwind by coloring an intricate, profanity-laced mandala that allows you to express how you really feel.

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4. Drinking Animals Coloring Book; $8

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If you think kicking back with a drink is the pinnacle of relaxation, try combining it with some coloring next time you clock out on a Friday afternoon. Inside this coloring book, you don't just get pages of cute, cuddly animals enjoying their favorite libations—each one also comes with a recipe for their cocktail of choice. This way, you can drink along with that lion sipping a mint mojito or that bunny cradling a white wine spritzer, all in the name of art. 

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5. The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book; $15

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If your R-rated tastes run a bit more on the gory side, this is the coloring book for you. This book includes 80 pages of beautifully drawn decaying bodies, severed heads, and deadly weapons. It’s perfect for the horror fan in your life. (If they really, really like it, there’s a whole series of four gory coloring books, plus special editions for Halloween and Christmas).

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6. Alien: The Coloring Book; $15

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Wear your red colored pencil down to the nub with page after page of chestbursters, facehuggers, and xenomorph swarms terrorizing the unfortunate humans who have graced the Alien franchise over the years. 

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7. F*ck Off, Coronavirus, I'm Coloring; $13

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Times are weird right now, and with the current pandemic, there's more stress than many people know what to do with. Well, if coloring is your thing, make your feelings about COVID-19 clear with 50 pages of intricately detailed vulgarity on which to unleash your frustrations. In this book, swear words intermingle with lush backdrops of nature and wildlife to give you scenes that will take hours to complete and will hopefully leave you a bit more Zen once you're done. 

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8. Color Me Drunk: A Drinking and Drawing Activity Book; $12

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Drinking and drawing is encouraged in this coloring book, which challenges you to solve puzzles and create doodles while drunk. Compare your drunk art to your sober art for extra fun.

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9. Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book; $5

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With 21 detailed illustrations of phrases like “suck it up, buttercup,” “I color to hide the pain,” and “meh,” this coloring book suits whatever mood you’re in. Inside, you’ll find drawings of everything from abstract doodles to pictures of animals and fairies.

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Save Up to 93 Percent on 8 Gaming Accessories and Enter to Win a Free Nintendo Switch Bundle

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The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest video game consoles of the past few decades, with worldwide sales topping 55 million (that's more than the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64, and it's only a few million behind the original NES). The problem with a console being so popular is that it's not always easy to spot one on store shelves. If you haven't had luck finding one in recent months, you can enter this contest to win your very own Nintendo Switch, along with a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a pair of Switch-compatible Logitech wireless headphones, and a $300 Nintendo gift card. Head here for more details.

While you wait to see who wins, check out these other great deals on gaming accessories.

1. Protective TPU Case for Nintendo Switch Console; $12 (20 percent off)

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Once you get your Switch, you'll want to keep it in pristine condition. This protective case is made with shock-absorbent, flexible TPU for full protection against bumps, scratches, dust, fingerprints, and even the occasional toss in the heat of the moment.

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2. Two-in-One Docking Station for Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons; $16 (20 percent off)

Geek Supply Co.

The standard Switch will only charge one pair of Joy-Cons at a time, so if you've got a roommate always willing to hop in on a quick game of Mario Kart, you'll need this spare charging dock to make sure their controller is ready to go. The weighted base keeps the controllers stable so they’ll sit still to charge until you’re ready to play.

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3. Four-in-One Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock; $18 (28 percent off)

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Same as above, except this model charges two pairs of Joy-Cons at once. The easy-to-read red LED light lets you know it’s working, and the green lets you know it’s time to play.

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4. Ultra-Slim 500-Game Retro Gaming Device (Red); $14

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This portable HD gaming device packs over 500 classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Contra, Tetris, and plenty more. And with five hours of battery life, you'll get plenty of nostalgia before needing a recharge.

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5. Ninja Dragon Stealth 7 Wireless Silent Led Backlit Mouse (Black); $28 (30 percent off)

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The precision (or lack thereof) of a mouse can make all the difference when gaming on a PC. This wireless model comes with a 1600DPI true gaming sensor, ultra-precise scroll wheel, and high-precision positioning to avoid any lag while in a game.

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6. Gamecube Controller Adapter for WII/PC/Nintendo Switch; $10 (50 percent off)

Geek Supply Co.

A Nintendo Gamecube controller is still the best way to play any of the Super Smash Bros. titles, and with this adapter, you can use the old-school controllers on the Wii U or Nintendo Switch for an easy way to dive into multiplayer games. It also works for PC gaming.

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7. Gforce 3 Professional 7200rpm USB 3.0/Esata External HDD (Black); $140 (11 percent off)

Fantom Drives

If you haven’t already, you’re going to want to back up all of your files to an external hard drive. This external HDD has 3TB of storage, meaning you likely won't run out of space even if you tried.

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8. Core 17-Inch Gaming Backpack With Molded Panel; $110 (15 percent off)

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This bag was designed specifically to hold gaming laptops and consoles, plus their accessories, in three large storage sections and four side pockets. It also features an external USB charge port for instant power.

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Save Up to 67 Percent on These 10 Back-to-School Essentials

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Back-to-school time may feel a bit different this year, but the basics are still the same. Make sure you have everything you need, from lamps to external hard drives—and everything you didn't expect, like a webcam light—at a price you can handle. Whether you're studying from home while living on campus or going into class, here are the 10 best deals on college living essentials.

1. Bamboo 6-Piece Smart Pocket Sheets (Gray/Queen); $39 (67 percent off)

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Quality sleep is important to stay healthy and sharp during a packed day, and these bamboo and microfiber sheets will do the trick. You’ll rest even easier when you don’t have to search for the remote, your phone, or earbuds while lying in bed, since these sheets come with handy side pockets to stash equipment (or snacks) for easy access.

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2. Ventifresh Eco: Next Generation Odor Eliminator (2-Pack); $96 (33 percent off)

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Stinky roommates, hot equipment, and tight spaces where you microwave dinner beside your bed can lead to stale odors. This device, which was a hit on Indiegogo, uses NASA-inspired photocatalyst technology to purify the air anywhere.

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3. Case Logic 14.1-inch Laptop Messenger Bag; $25 (73 percent off)

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Protect your tech and your back with this nylon messenger bag. The ergonomically designed bag includes pockets for all your accessories and an easy-access magnetic closure. There’s space for your laptop, tablet, and supplies all in one nifty crossbody.

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4. Gforce 3 Professional 7200rpm Usb 3.0/Esata External Hdd (Black); $140 (11 percent off)

Fantom Drives

There’s nothing worse than spending hours on a project, only to have it deleted in an unexpected software crash. Protect all of your data with this external hard drive, which boasts 3TB of space for your photos, videos, reports, and more.

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5. Pictar Home-Office Kit; $90 (35 percent off)

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If you could go back in time to talk to yourself a year ago, you’d probably never believe that work and school would be conducted like a FaceTime call—and you'd definitely give yourself a heads up to buy one of these Pictar sets with a wide-angle lens, lighting, and tripod to make video meetings easier to deal with.

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6. Townew: The World's First Self-Sealing Trash Can; $105 (12 percent off)

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If you have roommates, there’s no doubt that taking out the trash is a nuisance. It may be full to the brim with junk that’s not even yours, but it will sit for days while you wait for somebody else to step up for once and do their part. This automated bin is on your team, though; it will seal the old dirty bag on its own for you to neatly grab and then it populates a fresh bag in the bin on its own.

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7. Bladeless Handheld Cooling Fan; $20 (50 percent off)

Home Essentials

This fan is not only effective, but it’s quiet enough to keep on during Zoom meetings without interruption. It will give your room a cool breeze without the buffering of traditional bladed fans, which means it’s also safe around kids and pets.

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8. Jashen V16 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner; $160 (46 percent off)

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This cordless vacuum cleaner will pick up grime from your hard floors and carpets, without the tangle or tug of a cord. The cordless cleaner runs on a rechargeable battery that can vacuum for up to 40 minutes, and the whole thing comes with multiple attachments to make cleaning tough spots, like in between couch cushions, even easier.

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9. Thor Bottle Opener (Bronze); $11 (26 percent off)

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Harness the power of Thor when you open your end-of-the-day drink. It will feel appropriate to use the tool of a superhero while you reflect on the heroic job you did that day.

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10. Led Lamp With Wireless Charging; $40 (33 percent off)

Changeworx

Light the way wherever you look with this super mobile LED lamp, whether that's at your desk or in the common room. It includes a unique wireless charging pad for your phone and AirPods to juice up while you study.

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