What do UVM students listen to during sex?

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

“There was the time I was dry humped to Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Sound of Silence,’” first-year Garet Ewing said.

Putting on some tunes to set the mood can make or break an intimate situation.

The emergence of music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have increased the number of ways to get it on without a lapse in sound. Here are some of UVM students’ go-tos for bumping uglies.

Variety is key when choosing your playlist, first-year Izzy Suarez said. Suarez named the artist King Krule as one of her favorites.

“Something about that pseudo-anger kinda gets you in the flow of things, you know?” she said.

Sharing musical interests with her significant other puts the both of them in the mood to hook up, Suarez said. Chicago rapper Chief Keef is one such artist that her and her boyfriend both enjoy, Suarez said.

Specifically, the artists summer 2017 release, “Thot Breaker,” an album of love songs.

The artist is not only fun and exciting to listen to, she said, but the fact that they can enjoy the music together deepens their physical and emotional connection. Suarez said that their shared interest makes her think, “I want to make sweet love to my significant other.”

Like many other Spotify users, Sophomore Thomas Rattigan, made a playlist for his intimate moments. He titled it “Dancing Under the Moon.”

The name is inspired by Rattigan’s favorite track of the bunch, Van Morrison’s “Moon Dance,” he said.

“It just makes me feel super jazzy, like jazzed up,” Rattigan said said. “Van Morrison just makes it so fun and sexy, it’s funny and always makes me feel so good. It’s like goofy sexy, which I think is the best kind.”

Sophomore Elise Albertini’s favorite artists to hook up to are the ones she said she respects the most: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Foxygen.

“They just set a relaxing and comforting vibe so no matter what song comes on I can rock with it,” she said. “Bowie is eclectic, Led Zep is passionate, Floyd is a personal favorite and Foxygen is just super fun music.”

The consensus is that it truly doesn’t matter what is playing in the background, as long as you’re comfortable.

While the occasional less-than-sexy Simon & Garfunkel song could strike at any moment, your intimate time should be focused on enjoying yourself, not what’s playing on the radio. That being said, music is often an insight into the most intimate thoughts of an artist, so why not share your most intimate moments with them, too?

To listen to Thomas Rattigan’s Dancing Under the Moon Playlist, go to https://open.spotify.com/user/1256439530/playlist/1yhaFTtyOUvSxR8VG7hu7e