You know the scene. You’re on a date, or having drinks and conversation at the bar with a new stranger. Whatever you’re doing, it’s going well. The next thing you know it’s 2 AM and you’re standing outside your door with this person and you find yourself saying, “Would you like to come in?” They say yes, and thank God … you really wanted to avoid that ‘look down and fumble for my keys’ move. Here’s where the night really begins. And, let’s face it, in NYC, this is considered a date.
It’s now 2:10 AM and the kissing has intensified and articles of clothing have swiftly been removed. Before things get any further, you take a break and seductively walk over to your dresser to light your favorite candles. Then, except for your cat letting out a loud ‘meow,’ you realize how silent it is. You decide to put on the “mood music.” Or maybe the candles are enough “mood” for you. But, if you turn to the music, how do you choose what to play from your iPhone and how important is the S-E-X playlist, anyways?
You can tell a lot about a person by what music they enjoy. And you can bet the music they choose to have sex to is something they’re quite fond of. So, just because you think it’s appropriate to sleep with someone while Climax is playing, if that song isn’t your thing, then forget about it. The key is to pick songs that are exciting to you. If you do your best strip tease to a Rihanna song, then put that on. If Fleetwood Mac makes you feel all sensual and tingly, then have some go-to tracks ready.
Being prepared is never going to go against you here. The last thing you want is that Cascada song that you get ready to on Friday nights to start playing. The most important thing is to create a playlist that will highlight your personality and your tastes. And once you press play, don’t forget to keep the volume at a low level. You want the person to recognize if you play their favorite band, but you don’t want it to be a distraction. Plus, since you hopefully aren’t using extreme outdoor voices, you always want to make sure you can still be heard.
This wouldn’t be much of an article if I didn’t clue you in on my go-to playlist, now would it?! So, here you go. This below playlist includes personal favorites and a few “classics.” When I listen to it, it screams ME. And, after all, that is the purpose of this whole thing, isn’t it? Wink-Wink.
1. Aaliyah – Back & Forth
2. Smith – Baby It’s You
3. Thin Lizzy – Wild One
4. Nine Inch Nails – Closer
5. Bat For Lashes – Laura
6. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
7. Roy Orbison – She’s A Mystery To Me
8. T.I. – Whatever You Like
9. Jude – Madonna
10. Rihanna – Cockiness (Love It)
11. The Libertines – The Good Old Days
12. Billy Idol – Catch My Fall
For easy access, here’s my playlist on Spotify