Picking the right song to get it on to is an art form — one that can do wonders for your sex life. In fact, it can be the deciding factor between whether or not you're getting laid tonight. Choose a tune that she's totally feeling, and it'll get her loose and in the mood. Put on something too freaky, and she'll be freaked out. And don't think that a little mood music can't help you if you already know your girl is ready and willing. For example, maybe the two of you have been talking about trying something new and nasty, but it hasn't happened yet.
Dirty beats with the right lyrics can absolutely be the catalyst for that next level kinky move. But what about once the song is over, and the two of you hopefully aren't done yet?
Curating a sex soundtrack is a delicate process, and you'll need to take a few things into consideration when you're thinking about the order and flow of the whole thing.
Of course, it depends on what kind of sex you're looking to have. But ideally, you want your playlist to follow the trajectory of your sexy time together from start to finish.
Kick things off with a song that sets the mood and makes things feel hot and sexy. Follow that song up with something strip worthy — a tune that'll get both your clothes off. Next, something slow and smooth for foreplay. After that, it depends on what you kids are trying to get down with tonight.
To help compile a playlist for whatever type of lovemaking you're into, we went straight to the source for this one, and asked real women to tell us what songs get them hot and ready every time. And they spared no detail on the type of sex that each song makes them crave, either. Here are some soundtrack suggestions for your next steamy night in.
Rock Play it for: Slow, intense sex There are sex songs that make you want to have at it immediately. This is not one of them — but there's a method to that madness. I've had it played both during foreplay and actual P in V sex. But I feel like the slow and sensual rhythm allows us to be in the same pace and it makes me feel more connected to my partner. And because the song is longer than three minutes, it helps guys last longer as well. Ambient Play it for: Rainy day sex When nature gets its timing right, getting it in while listening to the pounding rain in the background is a nice little gift from the powers that be.
But when you've got the afternoon to stay in bed but rain for that added effect, this song is a nice placebo. Marathon lovemaking You might have missed this action horror flick from the early 's. But as Helena, 28 puts it, it's got everything you need for an entire day of lovemaking.
Sex in a car Out of all the responses we got for this article, Ginuwine's "Pony" came up the most. And while most women agree that there's truly no wrong type of sex to have to this song, Sarah, 26, recommends turning this on during a steamy car shag.
Hip Hop Play it for: Loud and nasty lovemaking For Darcel, 29, this song nails the "let's get it on" vibe that makes her want to release her inner freak. And then of course there's the lyrical content. The song itself is also almost like a battle of the sexes, so it becomes playfully competitive between who can outsex whom.
Personally, it challenges me to match his skills, and even outdo whatever he's doing — and therefore he will rise to the challenge as well. Funk Play it for: A hot quickie This old school funk song has a quick beat perfect for getting a quickie in, and sets a pace that'll have your bodies moving and slamming as soon as you hit play. Pulsating drums that control your body make for an out of body sex experience.
All senses are activated, letting yourself go to feel everything. Get ready to sweat. Soulmate sex There are certain songs us women hear and we think: I'm going to make sweet love to this song when I meet the guy I'm meant to be with. Alli, 29, says that this one is hers. If you're in a relationship and it's serious and you want to have some next level sex, break this song out.
Hotel room sex There are a few less mainstream songs by The Weeknd that get down into those deep, dark desires, and "Wicked Games" is a prime example. It brings out the inner stripper in me, and makes me feel more connected to whatever man I'm doing it with.
Smooth Jazz Play it for: Romantic sex If you're planning a romantic night in with your lady that you're hoping will end in you getting laid, this is the song you play while you've got candles lit and dinner cooked. Definitely a song that can be used for a foreplay candlelight dinner. Fun and playful sex If you're keeping a straight face the entire time you're having sex, you're missing out.
But it turned real serious real quick. A cuddle bang There's something to be said for songs that don't immediately register as one that you'd think to have sex to. It starts out as something smooth and sweet to cuddle to — and then things escalate. Anything you want to do to each other, really. Just no quick sudden movements to this song. Sex while you're stoned Just dropped this past fall, the trippy bassline and soulful lyrics make "Get You" the latest and greatest in songs to get down to after you're done smoking marijuana.
No-pressure, first time sex There's nothing quite as delicate as selecting a song to play when you're about to sleep with someone new for the first time. It can't be too nasty, or too cheesy, or too mainstream. This one by Alina Baraz strikes just the right balance. If he were to play this one? It'd be so on.