THE 13 BEST SONGS TO HAVE SEX TO
NSYNC versus Backstreet Boys, Star Wars versus Star Trek, the dress was blue and black versus white and gold: these are the types of debates that’ll go down in the history books. But alongside those also comes one of the hottest topics of all…
Music or no music during sex?
If you have a solid sex song medley put together, it really can turn up the heat. So, we’ve put together a playlist of a few noteworthy jams that can totally seal the deal.
(And if it’s not so much your thing, then be prepared for some major inspo that just may change your mind!)
1. “Promises” – Wiz Khalifa
If ever there was a song that epitomized the triple fire emoji, “Promises” would be it. Slow, steamy and mesmerizingly moody, this track is one for artfully building the sexual tension. Plus, if you’re one for pairing sex with cannabis, it’d be a fantastic accompaniment to enhance the scene even more.
But if not, it’s still just as good! We promise.
2. “Please Me” – Cardi B & Bruno Mars
You seriously can’t beat the funky freshness of Bruno Mars, so that combined with Cardi B’s signature sultry sass? Iconic.
And when on top of that you have a song that celebrates not only knowing what you want, but also not being afraid to tell (or ask) your partner in an ultra-tantalizing way, not including it on your bedroom playlist is just cruel.
3. “Señorita” – Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes
There’s something so inherently sexy about Latin music in general; and when it involves a sexy ballad between this real-life, pop-slaying, super-star couple, there’s almost nothing better.
It’s fun, it’s flirty and can be a great guide (or at the very least inspiration) for taking turns to please one another. Because after this one starts up, you definitely won’t be able to keep your hands off each other.
4. “Taki Taki” – DJ Snake feat. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B
And speaking of Latin vibes, the seduction definitely doesn’t stop there. Regardless if you speak Spanish or not, this track oozes with sultry feels, rhythm and definitely NSFW lyrics.
So much so that even if you haven’t made it to the bedroom, one press of a button will instantly start the pre-game party with slinky dancing – and most likely a whole lot more.
5. “Adore” – Cashmere Cat feat. Ariana Grande
For all of the specifically sexy moods that belong on a good playlist of passion, you also need a catch-all staple, like “Adore”! Between Ariana’s breathy vocals and a slew of flirty beats, it’s as if she’s singing right into our souls.
Because when it comes to that person you pretend to be ‘just friends’ with, we’ve all been there, done that and KNOW it’s time to spare the coy denial and just give into what everyone really wants.
6. “Feeling Myself” – Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé
However, if you think that sultry songs are only for a party of two – think again. Just like your dress collection, it’s important to have a titillating track for every sexual occasion. Masturbation, of course, included – which is where these two queens majorly deliver.
And after hearing all these bang-up beats, you additionally might be inspired to whip out your We-Vibe and sync up its vibrations to the song for a truly next-level experience.
7. “Electricity” – Silk City & Dua Lipa feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson
A little bit disco, a lot a bit pop: “Electricity” is the perfect blend of upbeat fun meets magnetizing allure.
Whenever you’re with someone and have undeniable chemistry but also a lot of genuine fun together, this is a great jam to slot in and enjoyably release the sexual tension you spent time building with all of those slower songs beforehand.
8. “Childs Play” – SZA feat. Chance the Rapper
VIBES. Major vibes. Need we really say more? Even if you weren’t thinking about sex, you will after slinging this track.
It’s as if the temperature automatically starts to rise, lube magically appears in your hand and at that point, there’s nothing to do but go to town.
9. “Give Me Everything” – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
Obviously we all have our own thoughts about Pitbull, but “Give Me Everything” is an arguably solid pick to kick off an A+ make-out session. It’s fun, energetic, yet also has those dreamy hooks that can’t help but dial up the heat a few notches.
So even though it’s a little cheesy, overplayed and apparently one of those most people either guiltily love or passionately hate, we still think it’s an option totally worth considering.
10. “Closer” – Nine Inch Nails
Now, when you’re in the mood for something that goes a little deeper and darker, there is (and always will be) the industrial rock classic “Closer”.
Perhaps for one of those nights you’re feeling extra tease-filled and want to show your lover you know how much they want you, or maybe want to explore something new and kinky, this number will craft the ultimate vibe that sends you and your partner over the erotic edge.
Which makes it extra fun when they still play it on the radio.
11. “S&M” – Rihanna
In that same vein, we also have our girl Ri-Ri! Who is an icon of sensuality if there ever was one – which means we can’t leave out this one of her many smash hits.
Now, if BDSM is your thing, then you know it’s your thing; but even if not, exuding the sultry confidence of singing to, dancing to and totally all in all owning what you do know you like is enough to inspire an unbelievably steamy night for anyone.
12. “Music To Watch Boys To” – Lana Del Rey
If Lana is known for anything, it’s her major Old Hollywood vibes; so without a doubt this is the cut that specifically takes you back to the set of a sensual, old world porno…mixed with one of those theatrical perfume commercials. In the best way, of course! With her ethereal vocals paired on top of dreamy instrumentation, it’s more than enough to lure your entire attention into the arousing moment.
Plus, when you need a breather after all of that Rihanna, this is your golden chance to slightly recuperate while still doing anything but kill the mood.
13. “Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monáe
A little funk. A little bop. A lot of sexy soul. This Janelle Monáe track totally has your back the next time you’re looking for something to playfully amp up your sexcapade.
Inspiring each of us to cast aside any inhibitions and hang-ups, “Make Me Feel” has all the right beats, grooves and riffs that make embracing your sexiest self feel like the easiest thing in the world.
Since one can only rock around the Christmas tree so much, we hope this little list of musical gems can help pack a pleasurable punch for you this cozy winter season – and beyond!
Alex Anderson is an LA-based lifestyle designer proactively raging against the cultural grain. By day she works in television production, and by night enjoys writing, sewing and seeking guidance from the stars. She also finally has an all black kitty named “Cher.” You can follow her alt-lifestyle blog MSFT Living and on Instagram!