I’m super excited about my classes beginning this semester. I get to take two electives in which I’m extremely interested, one of which is a class on sexuality. In preparation for a full semester of reading about and discussing all things sex, I’ve developed a sex-positive, badass playlist that is as representative as I can find.
I’ve gotten requests to pass on the playlist from a number of friends, so I’m posting it here.
I’m also really interested in continuing to expand it, so if you notice that there is a song you know about that I don’t have, feel free to make a suggestion in the comments. I’m currently strapped for songs by male artists that are sex-positive and respectful.
Enjoy the following playlist! (I’m having a hard time getting the new WordPress format to cooperate with YouTube videos, so I’m linking also to the song through the title).
- Love Myself by Hailee Seinfeld
Everyone needs to celebrate masturbation! Can you scream your own name?
- Touch of my Hand by Britney Spears
Another good masturbation anthem.
- Sexercize by Kylie Minogue
- Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
Because someone needed to make the obvious innuendo
- Made to Love by John Legend
An all-around beautiful song with a beautiful music video celebrating beautiful sex in diverse forms
- Worth It by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink
What could be better than women celebrating their sexuality by saying exactly what they want?
- Let’s Talk About Sex by Salt n’ Pepa
Isn’t it time we destigmatized the topic?
- S & M by Rihanna
A little celebration of some kink needs to be represented, of course.
- Candyman by Christina Aguilera
Just and all around fun song
- LoveGame by Lady Gaga
Of course Lady Gaga needs to be on here!
- Three by Britney Spears
Not everyone is monogamous. Britney gets that.
- Blow by Beyonce
Possibly one of the sexiest songs on the list, and obviously an anthem to oral.
- Lick It by God-Des and She
As much a celebration of women loving women as it is a tutorial on how to do a woman…Unfortunately, I can’t find a non-censored version of this song, but if you buy the actual version it’s explicit. 🙂
- Lady Marmalade by Patti LaBelle
Although sex work requires a much more nuanced conversation, I included a sex-positive prostitution song because I think it needs to be represented. I would never presume that all sex workers feel positive about their work, especially given the deplorable way our nation treats them and the rampant sexism and violence of patriarchy; however, I also would never presume that all sex workers hate their jobs because that’s just not true. So, my disclaimer is that I recognize this song is a limited perspective, romanticized view of prostitution that may have limited applicability.
- None of Your Business by Salt n’ Pepa
For all the haters
- Sugar in my Bowl by Nina Simone
I had to end with a throwback to the dirty blues!