45 Songs to Add to Your Sex Playlist — Including Lizzo's Unofficial "Hookup" Song
Few things are better than having a playlist of sexy songs cued up when you're about to get intimate. Between the rhythm and the titillating undertones of the bass, a sex playlist is what can take an average sex session to an amazing one. Whatever type of sex you're in the mood for — kinky, BDSM, vanilla, whatever — turning on some music is a great idea. In the same way that the sound of a fan at night can help people sleep better, a playlist can drown out outside noise and help you get lost in sexy sensations.
Take, for instance, "Yellow" by Coldplay. In a recent interview with Zane Low on Apple Music, Lizzo — who sampled the song in one of the tracks on her new album, "Special" — joked with Coldplay lead Chris Martin about how "Yellow" is her "hookup song." More specifically, she called it "baby-making music" — and she's not wrong. Like so many Coldplay songs, "Yellow" starts off sweet and emotional — in the interview, Lizzo described singing it to a partner with tears in her eyes — but it's also romantic and, let's face it, kind of horny.
All that to say, music has the ability to make most people feel really, really good. (Think about how you feel when your favorite song comes on when you're out dancing with your friends.) If you're listening to a song that makes you feel more confident, chances are that'll translate to the bedroom — whether you're masturbating or with a partner.
For those of you who have trouble "finding a rhythm" during sex, music can help. You can create a sex playlist that has songs and tempos close to the speed you're looking for. For something dynamic and animalistic, try some Ariana Grande or Rihanna. For slower, more passionate sex, stick to sensual ballads, such as those from The Weeknd or Marvin Gaye.
Whatever pace or vibe you're looking for, here are some A+ sex songs to consider when creating your own sex playlist (including, yes, "Yellow" by Coldplay). Want an even easier option? If you're a Spotify user, follow POPSUGAR and check out our full sex playlist. All you need to do is press play.