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17 Songs We Lost Our Virginity To (Yes, That Is Actually A Thing)

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    Once upon a time, before Spotify playlists were a thing, a person had to actually make a decision about what music made it to their make out soundtrack. Some of those same persons would go on to score their first time, plucking the perfect track from the millions of songs in the universe to which they wanted to officially lose their virginity.

    Yes, this is a thing. (Probably a wise one, given all the noisy stuff that happens the first time you have sex that is best muffled by a bit of background noise.) And for those of us who gave up the V-card after 1996, there was at least one perfect musical choice to make for that moment: "Crash," by Dave Matthews Band.

    The song — and the record — celebrate its 20th anniversary on April 30. In honor of a song that '90s teens, twentysomethings and lovers all around likely banged to back in the day, we've collected our favorite "first time" tracks, including "Crash," for your listening pleasure. And if it puts you in the mood... Well, we would consider that a success.


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    The song: "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" by D'Angelo

    Why it's a great sexy time tune: "How does it feel?" is a pretty good question to ask yourself — and your partner — in the midst of your intimate moments. This song is also great because it's just vague enough to understand what he's saying most of the time for things not to get awkward.

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    The song: "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden

    Why it's a great sexy time tune: "I want to stand with you on a MOUNTAIN. I want to bathe with you in the sea." OKAY.

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    The song: "Drive" by Incubus

    Why it's a great sexy time tune: It may or may not remind you of making out in the car with the radio on, which is its own form of an aphrodisiac.

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    The song: "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye

    Why it's a great sexy time tune: Sometimes being direct yields better (and quicker) results than subliminal messaging. Plus, you can dance beforehand.

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    The song: "Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional

    Why it's a great sexy time tune: Well, it's about sex, but like the drama/adrenaline-filled sex of your early years. This one goes out to all our emo babes from back in the day!