PREETI KHANUJA | FOUNDING EDITOR |DKODING MEDIA
Find out how music can do the magic
Music during sex is surely a wonder formula. Imagine you watching a set up for sex scenes on the big screen.
Just think about it for a moment – that romantic scene, the actor(ess) gets dressed in their sexiest clothes, they light up a bunch of perfumed candles, get the wine ready with some crème and strawberries, poses (just right) on the bed, and then presses play on a soundtrack.
The whole sequence just guarantees a mind-blowing experience of making love.
Surely, music is an essential element of setting the mood right for love. It not only increases your dopamine levels but can also revive a dwindling sex drive. And according to sex researchers, music can even give you a rocking ‘skin ohhgasm’.
Undoubtedly, there are also certain songs that trigger the urge to get romantic in people. Just like everyone has their preferred type of music to have sex, there are people who even have specific songs that get them ready to set the right mood.
There is no denying that music does compliment the whole lovemaking indulgence.
So what does music do and how does it affect us?
When we listen to music, it can help elevate the levels of dopamine (the pleasure hormone) in our body and make us happy. This same hormone is also released during sex, which means that our brains are essentially getting stimulated by the same drug – associating music to sex in a much stronger way
Another reason is that when we listen to music and get this kick with increasing levels of dopamine, we also start to associate it with whoever we are with.
This indirectly evokes emotional feelings within us related to that person and if the relationship is a romantic one, then the music that you listen makes you inexorably tied to love, romance, and yes, sex.
Songs do ‘pump us up’ and get our primal drives going. Neuroscientists have facts to show that virtually all people respond more to a low-pitch beat than to a higher one.
This is why most hip-hop music doesn’t cut into the bedrooms. Anything that is soothing to our ears can get our heart rate going and alter your mood. Low, soothing tones may also cause quite a lot of vibrations, which many people find pleasing, for obvious reasons.
Some people even have a physical response when they listen to music. These reactions can be similar to ohhgasm – increase heart rate, sweating, arousal etc. thus increasing the levels of dopamine and giving a rush of ‘skin ohhgasm’.
Music gives a wonderful experience that should not be taken for granted. So if you have a specific ‘sexy time’ song that you love to play, then don’t be afraid to use it and dim some lights.