Names have been changed upon request.
Everyone has a different set of things that turn them on. Be it watching a romantic comedy, Damon’s smirk from Vampire Diaries or just big hands. Yes, big hands and fingers can turn people on. Deep voices are another big one that can get people revved and for some women, even the vibration sitting in an Auto Rickshaw sets the mood right. The most common one though would be music. A McGill University study states that enjoying music triggers the same brain chemical system that gives people pleasurable feelings associated with sex. And Gen Z loves listening to music so we decided to ask them what song turns them on. Consider this as a ‘turn on songs’ playlist so feel free to add these to your list.
“Rocket by Beyonce. It has a little bit to do with the lyrics but mostly the sounds. But I only get aroused if I have a girl with me, only then the song has an effect. For example, when I was in school, I was dating my sister’s best friend and she had come over. We were watching the video of this song together and internally I was going crazy. The song talks about BDSM a lot which I’ve experimented with in the past. The part when the music stops where she’s singing, ‘Hard, rock /steady, rock/ Hard, rock/steady, rock’ turns me on the most.” Aditya, 22
“The Take by Tory Lanez. In the Tory Lanez says, ‘I wanna put you in 7 positions for 70 minutes babe/ you got a lot in your mind and I wanna lick it and slip it in’ I fantasize about this happening in real life. Tory Lanez usually makes songs that get me turned on in a minute. I think every lyric of this song talks about sex positions and so much foreplay. It really puts an image in your head and you want someone to do all that ‘freaky’ stuff to you.” Riya, 21
“It’s not sexual but it reminded me of a person I loved a lot, Higher Love by Whitney Houston and Kygo. It reminds me of the good old times when a special person was still in my life. One can say that it creates vivid images in my head ” Shreya, 21
“Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Na Karo from the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. It’s a sensuous song. Just the voice and beats are like sultry. There is a certain longing in the voice of the singer that resonates a personal longing within. The husky vocals and beats add to the overall sultry appeal. The song has the trance-like quality of love and that turns me on.” Simran, 22
“Talia by King Princess is a lesbian song. It describes drinking enough so that you start imagining your ex next to you. My ex (a girl) and I used to make out to King Princess' music. So, whenever I listen to Talia, I feel nostalgic about the time we used to do that and I can actually remember the time vividly. Also the lyrics like "I can taste your lipstick" and “I can see you dancing” make it even more real because I only imagine her and not other exes. Because she's the only girl I dated. All of my ‘turn on songs’ are associated with memories, not much else. On another note when I’m alone, I listen to Aftertheparty, it’s great for both sex and self-pleasure.” Khushi, 20
“Belong to You by Sabrina Claudio, Love me Harder by Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd and Could’ve Been by H.E.R. It’s the voice, the music and the lyrics that make me feel sexy. Sometimes I dance in front of the mirror, I may or may not be naked while doing that. I freestyle dance to these songs and they make me feel extremely sexy. I also listen to them while taking a shower. Dancing in the rain and showers is always portrayed as a sensuous activity so maybe that’s why I like them.” Upasana, 20
“Get You by Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis gets me turned on in seconds. It’s the smooth beat and the falsetto vocals that really strike a chord with me. I love how romantic the song is and romance really gets me turned on. Zara Zara Behekta Hai by Bombay Jayashri is also super sensual. The lines- ‘Sardi ki raaton mein hum soye rahe ek chaadar mein/ Hum dono tanha ho na koi rahe is ghar mein’ are my favourite. I get chills after listening to it and always fantasize about listening to it with my partner.” Rohan, 23