Because "shuffle" is just too much of a risk ...
There's no better way to set the mood than to dim the lights and turn on the ultimate aphrodisiac — music.
The trick? Knowing which tunes will turn your partner on without completely distracting you both from the task at hand. Here's one hint: Though it certainly helps, an album doesn't have to be full of love songs that scream "sex" in order to be sexy.
To help you select your soundtrack, we've compiled a list of the sexiest records across several genres to accompany your next love-making session.
1. Marvin Gaye, Let's Get It On
Aside from being one of the greatest R&B albums of all time, Gaye's "Let's Get It On" is often called one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded.
Sure, it's missing "Sexual Healing", Gaye's other big love-making smash, but don't worry - there's plenty of crooning to set the mood on this one.
2. Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism
For those more into Indie Rock, download this Death Cab album into your playlist. It's all about the human connection or, on some tracks, a lack thereof.
But Ben Gibbard's soft and soothing voice will fit perfectly into the background of your bump and grind, especially on tracks like "Transatlanticism," which features an epic crescendo that could sync perfectly with your finish (if you know what we mean).
3. John Mayer, Continuum
For now, let's ignore the fact that John Mayer is, well, John Mayer. Let's instead focus on his smooth vocals and the way he infused blues, pop, R&B perfectly with "Continuum."
Mayer packed the album with breathy falsettos, deep lyrics and soulful guitar solos that scream sexy without actually being about sex. Don't believe us? Listen to "Gravity" or "Vultures" then get to caressing.
4. Madonna, Erotica
We've already said that albums don't have to scream "sex" to be sexy. But let's be honest — this one does. Often called one of the greatest records of all time, Madonna's "Erotica" helped get her banned from the Vatican.
Keeping that in mind, heed this warning: this may be appropriate for getting your loved one in the mood rather than sustaining it during the action; "Rain," which has been referred to as an extended metaphor for ejaculation, might be a bit awkward to hear while trying to get the job done.
Ryan Gosling isn't the only thing sexy about the movie Drive.
Its soundtrack, which features a mix of new-age, retro-synth tracks from artists like Kavinsky (seriously, play "Night Call" when you and your S.O. are having a night call of your own) along with several original score pieces from the film's composer, Cliff Martinez. That score was written with action in mind, and can easily be transferred to the action about to happen between the sheets.