Sex and music pretty much go hand-in-hand. If a song isn’t about love, then it’s usually about sex because “sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll,” right? Because that’s obviously the case and there’s no denying it, it brings us to the age-old question: What makes for good songs to masturbate to? If we can be turned on by certain songs and have a list of songs to which we want to get it on with our partner, then we should definitely have a list of songs, or at least one thats get us in the mood for self love. Every special moment should have a soundtrack.
Although I don’t usually listen to music when I masturbate, if I had to choose a song it would either be “Talk Show Host,” by Radiohead or if I’m feeling a bit angry, I’d go with something by Cursive. I mean, that Tim Kasher has some vocals on him that can make anyone with a vagina wet in about 2.2 seconds. Not to mention he’s sexy as hell.
Since music does have the ability to get us all hot and bothered and there are so many songs out there about masturbation, I asked some of our Bustle readers what songs get them in the mood for self-love. From Rihanna to Phish to Nine Inch Nails, here’s what they had to share.
1. Jessie Beth, 25
"MEGA embarrassing but 'Good For You' by Selena Gomez really gets me going... haha. Definitely been using that lately. Except when ASAP's voice come on, then I lose my girl-boner."
2. Alex, 27
"'Sail' by AWOLNATION. Don't judge!"
3. Anonymous, 33
"I hate to admit to this so I have to anonymous... but it's 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley. I don't even like Miley!"
4. Jodie, 26
"The album Avalanche by Quadron or 'What's My Name' by Rih on a loop."
5. Rory, 30
"Anything Hozier. #thatvoicetho"
6. Meg, 21
7. Jenn, 31
"I'd have to go with 'Bend Your Mind' by Elysian Fields. It's hot and a great sex song, too."
8. Beth, 35
"I'm a hard rock girl so 'Closer' by Nine Inch Nails comes in first."
9. Joelle, 25
"Bill Callahan, especially the album Dream River. Cozy, jazzy goodness."
10. Emma, 24
"Anybody who doesn't say Hailee Steinfeld's 'Love Myself' is WRONG. I love that song because it's literally about masturbation. IT LITERALLY IS."
11. Sarah, 30
"'Days' by The Drums. I think it's because of the verse 'I never needed you' that does it for me."
12. Claire, 22
13. Anonymous, 27
14. Jennie, 34
"The first time I ever masturbated, 'X-French Tee Shirt' by Shudder to Think was on, and it just stuck with me as a great song for that, but mostly after the break in the song. Then it gets really sexy."
15. Jane, 35
"Since I'm going through a breakup and am pissed off a lot Rihanna is my girl for masturbation songs. Right now I'm really into 'Bitch Better Have My Money' for getting myself off."
16. Lynne, 29
"Almost anything by Broken Social Scene, but ‘Lover’s Spit’ always does the job."
Now it's your turn. What are you putting on your masturbation playlist?
This post was originally published on October 12, 2015. It was updated on August 12, 2019.