Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sex on Fire!

The blog Feministing used to do a feature called "Feminist Guilty Pleasures", where they discussed such topics as gangsta rap and Easy-Bake Ovens. I thought about doing a similar series on "Asexual Guilty Pleasures", but I'm not too big on the concept of guilt. And the only real reason to be guilty about the song that inspired this post, the Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire", is because it's a song people have actually heard of (har, har). I just love this song though, I could probably listen to it about 10 times in a row. My all-time favorite song about sex, however, is probably Prince's "Little Red Corvette". Apparently Pixies' "Gigantic", another great song, is about sex, but I can't understand most of the lyrics, so I personally can't say. Some songs about sex and romance I really love, and others are unbearably corny or squicky to me. It's all in the execution.

I'm trying to think of more "asexual guilty pleasures", which I suppose are things that people might not think you'd like, being asexual and all, but you do anyway...anyone want to jump in with theirs?

6 comments:

nekobawt said...

poe's "fingertips" is a non-guilty pleasure of mine. it's so...dunno, sensual. woman + ownership of her own sexuality = win.

i love to sing along with it, even though the only "deep and primal yearning" i've ever felt was for greek food.

Ily said...

Hee, I've definitely felt a deep and primal yearning for a burrito.

Va said...

I'd also add "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails :)

Bri said...

U & Ur Hand by Pink. Despite the sexual content, I find it very asexy. The All-American Rejects' song Dirty Little Secret also has that sexy/asexy paradox... at least in my mind.

I don't feel guilty for enjoying the songs, but I know some of my closer friends have been surprised I like them. I suppose it must seem like a complete 180 to them. ^^;

That_American_Kid said...

My guilty pleasures as an ase include "that's what she said" jokes (to an extent) and the show "Next" on MTV. :)

Myself--Who Else? said...

Ooh, I love "Sex on Fire too." In a similar vein, I also love OAR's "Love and Memories," which is all about the great earth-shattering sex this guy had with his girlfriend before they broke up.