Dimmed lights? Check. Candles? Check. Sexy lingerie? Check. And music?
Have you ever heard music that was so hot that you immediately thought, “Damn, this would be awesome to bang to?”
You might wonder what a “sex playlist” has to offer. Well. one benefit is that it provides a sultry soundtrack to break up the sexual silence, which is perfect if you find quiet sex awkward, or if you have roommates you’d prefer to keep away from your orgasm’s sound effects. But more than anything, sex music can completely shift the dynamic in the bedroom and, if chosen wisely, provide you with a seductive beat to move to.
Not sure where to begin? We gotchu! We’ve compiled 21 of the most sensual, steamy and sexy songs that aren’t cringy. Choose what you want to add to your personal playlist, then enjoy – your sex life deserves it.
1. “Sex Talk” — Megan Thee Stallion
You know what you’re gonna get when you press “play” because it’s literally called “sex talk.”
2. “Lovers” — Anna of the North
From the classic jacuzzi scene in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, you’ll recognise this bop. While playing this song is *almost* as amazing as having Noah Centineo, it is not quite as good.
3. “Wow” — Zara Larsson featuring Sabrina Carpenter
If you want an upbeat anthem that will make your partner’s jaw drop – hi, right this way!
4. “Come Away With Me” By Norah Jones
This “oldie, but goodie” is excellent at making you want to make sweet love while swathed in copious amounts of cushions and lit by candles.
5. “Confidently Lost” By Sabrina Claudio
There should be a tiny Sabrina Claudio in every bedroom. While you climb into bed, her deep voice will nearly dim the lights by itself.
6. “Love Galore” By SZA (Feat. Travis Scott)
On “Love Galore,” SZA strikes a unique mix between turning up the romance and getting down and dirty. There is also that baseline.
7. “Love On The Brain” By Rihanna
Rihanna is here to offer you an explanation, even if you probably don’t need one for wanting to (consensually) pull someone’s clothes off – must be love in the air.
8. “Body Party” By Ciara
Ciara gives directions on this hip-shaking single, saying, “You can keep your hands on me, touch me right there, rock my body.” Ciara can therefore help you when your mouth is too occupied to speak.
9. “Skin” By Rihanna
More RiRi will continue to encourage you by singing, “No heels / No shirt / No skirt / All I’m in is just flesh,” again and again as you keep doing it.
10. “Do I Wanna Know?” and “Woman” mashup — Arctic Monkeys and Harry Styles
Seriously, just believe me on this. The mashup is popular on TikTok and is just as steamy as you’d expect.
11. “Damage” — H.E.R.
For those of you slow-loving sex people, here’s another banger.
12. “Slow Dancing In The Dark” — Joji
It’s more like grinding slowly in the dark, am I right?
13. “Make Me Feel” By Janelle Monáe
Get your bodies moving in time to this soulful and funky song. It will become your background music as you’re attacking it with reckless abandon.
14. “Taki Taki” — DJ Snake f.t Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B
Just wait until Cardi’s section. BOY, WOO.
15. “All Night” by Beyoncé
Nothing goes wrong with Beyoncé. It’s a must to include this song on your playlist because of the languid, sultry tempo and the lyrics about making love and finding atonement.
16. “Body Say” By Demi Lovato
Demi doesn’t like to mince words. This song is about saying exactly what you want – and quickly – and is devoid of any ambiguity.
17. “Waiting Game” — BANKS
When you play BANKS, you will be mentally transported to your bedroom, no matter what you’re doing.
18. “Atmosphere” — Joy Division
Ever wonder what having sex in space would be like? You can right now!
19. “Sexxx Dreams” — Lady Gaga
Honestly, “Love Gameline”‘s lyric about a penis being a “disco stick” is Gaga’s best ever, but “Sexxx Dreams” is (obviously) more seductive overall.
20. “Bon Appetit” — Katy Perry
A “perfect” option if your partner loves going down on you.
21. “Sweat” — Zayn
On for some passionate sex? You’ve got Zayn to cover you.
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