Modern Love

Must-Have Songs for your Sex Playlist

Music can enhance any moment- including intimate ones.

If you don’t have a sex playlist, you can get started with these songs to jumpstart your libido (that aren’t cheesy and Marvin Gaye-esque) and enhance your sexual experience.

Climax, Usher – The title of this song makes the content of it apparent. I’m almost positive that it’s an accepted fact that Usher is the king of sexual music, so you know this one is going to be good.

Pyramids, Frank Ocean – You may have to decipher metaphors to detect the suggestive messages in Pyramids, but if that’s too much effort for your preoccupied mind, Frank’s sensual voice and the slow tempo are enough to get you going.

Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix), Lana Del Rey – This song isn’t really about sex, but Lana Del Rey’s voice is tremendously seductive and the song alone makes you feel electric, so it definitely makes the cut.

In the Morning, J. Cole (feat. Drake) – I know you’re probably thinking that there’s no way two mainstream male rappers in a song together can be a turn on. Well, listen and think again—this song might have you wanting to “hit it in the morning.”

Adrenalize, In This Moment – This song’s fast tempo and high energy is sure give you (and your partner) the drive needed for what’s about to transpire.

Lotus Flower Bomb, Wale (feat. Miguel) – In my opinion, Lotus Flower Bomb is the best song on this list. It’s an exceptional song in general, but Wale’s suggestive, poetic raps and Miguel wanting to “teach you all the sounds of love” make it a great song to get it on to.

Body Party, Ciara – This song is very feminine, but also very great. Ciara declaring, “your body’s my party, let’s get it started” seems like it’d be way too cliché to be arousing, but trust me, it’s not.

Skin, Rihanna – Skin is basically about stripping, so if you’re looking for a song to accompany the giving (or receiving) of a strip tease, look no further. Rihanna has always dominated the making of sex music, which is apparent when she’s begging her lover to “put your skin, baby, on my skin.”

Adorn, Miguel – Like The Weeknd, Miguel’s voice is a dream. I think any girl can attest that hearing Miguel begging to “let his love adorn” us is a surefire way to set the mood.