Music is a universal language, and it’s no secret that people bond over it romantically. Seriously – one of the first topics of discussion on a first date is often what type of music you both like to listen to, right? But here’s a dating (and sex) tip: take that music conversation to the bedroom by actually listening to some tunes with that special someone you want to get it on with.
According to a survey of 30,000 people conducted by Sonos and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin, putting on some tunes can help you get laid and spend more time with your partner. In fact, people who listen to music out loud at home said they spend 3 hours and 13 minutes per week more together, compared to those who opt for solo-headphones-alone-time listeners.
In the survey, 67% of people reported having more sex when they listen to music out loud with their partner. See, this is why they make sexy playlists on Spotify. You listen to it together, and it makes you take your clothes off. If you’re wondering how, it’s all about the science.
"One of the things that happens when people listen to music out loud together is that their neurons fire synchronously with one another. Think about it. Your neurons are firing at the same rate as someone else in the room listening to music with you, and for reasons we don't completely understand, this releases oxytocin (the 'love hormone')," Levitin said in the study. "Listening to new music activates the novelty detectors in our brains, and modulates levels of dopamine, the feel-good neurotransmitter/hormone in the brain, that serves as a reward."
In short, listening to music with your lover causes some sexy bonding, because neurons that fire together, have sex together.
Now you know that when your date comes over to Netflix and chill, you should skip the Netflix and just put on some music.