Everyone has their “getting in the mood” sex playlist loaded into their streaming platform of choice for when the moment calls. We pride ourselves on filling our track lists with our favorite 90’s slow jams and good old classic baby makers to turn up the volume on our bedroom action. But there needs to be a soundtrack for our post-coital glow too.
A 2017 study from the Association of Psychological Science showed that most couples carry a 48 hour glow after intercourse.
“Our research shows that sexual satisfaction remains elevated 48 hours after sex,” said lead author Andrea Meltzer.
“And people with a stronger sexual afterglow—that is, people who report a higher level of sexual satisfaction 48 hours after sex—report higher levels of relationship satisfaction several months later…. This research is important because it joins other research suggesting that sex functions to keep couples pair bonded.”
The bonding benefits of sex are worth celebrating with your very own playlist, if you ask me. Luckily, we did the heavy lifting for you and gathered around some of our favorite post-vaginal orgasm tunes to help you ride out your natural high.
Clinical psychologist Shannon Kolakowski recommends you use your first 48 hours after sex to “Notice the afterglow, and embrace it. Replay in your mind scenes that made you feel particularly bonded, or close to your partner. And try to create more opportunities in your relationship for those times to happen.”
Here are some jams to help you in the process: