No, we’re not talking about broadcasting the dying-cow sound of your orgasm for all your neighbors to hear. We’re talking about getting some decent speakers for your sex life, i.e. to put in your bedroom so you can do it to decent-sounding music.
Tunes can really help set a mood. (There’s a good reason why movies always set the sex scene to surround-sound music.) But having those tunes come out of a tinny little alarm-clock radio or your wafer thin iPhone on your night-stand can work against that mood when you’re acting out your own sex scene.
You don’t have to go big or pricey. Get something like Cyber Acoustics 2.1 Computer Speaker with Subwoofer: put a speaker on either side of the bed (for balanced sound) and — now this is essential — put the subwoofer under the middle of your bed by the headboard. Then just plug your smartphone or mp3 player into the system and you’re good to go. If you don’t have a gift for making cool or appropriate playlists, try Pandora.com or Spotify, two of the greatest inventions of the 21st century: you create your own “station” by plugging in a song or artist you like into their database, and they automatically and immediately create an endless playlist of similar stuff — all for freakin’ free (though it’s worth paying to avoid the distracting and mood-killing commercials)!
For perennially good dramatic sex music, try entering “Massive Attack” (but only if it’s dark out and you’ve lit some candles). Fucking a Fifty Shades fan? Plug in the soundtrack. You can also try some emo love songs for your inner angsty teen. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with Prince’s sexiest songs.