More listening to music played out loud – More sex!
It sounds a bit superstitious “more listening to music played out loud – more sex”. Germany ranks in the list of superstitious countries pretty low. But there is this one habit when raising a glass to someone, Germans say you have to look into each other’s eyes while clinking glasses. If you don’t, you will be stuck with seven years of bad sex. I know, some people might think, better bad than none.
There is some help, not only for those being superstitious
There may be a way for a bit more direct influence on having more sex and happier relationships. According to Sonos’s study music influences our life. The Music Makes It Home study was conducted with around 30,000 participants from eight countries around the world. It was designed to better understand how people play music at home and how this changes the way we connect with each other.
Let’s get it on to “Let’s Get It On”
Your first move in the bedroom isn’t foreplay, it’s hitting “play.” The survey reported that 67 percent have more sex than their non-music listening counterparts. Say you and your significant other are “enjoying each other’s company_”_ three times a week. Throw on some mood-making Disclosure or Frank Ocean, and now these three times might become five.
Do we have your attention now?
Elite daily summarized it as follows:
YOU’LL HAVE MORE SEX.
Apparently, homes full of music are full of romance. The report found that people who listened to music out loud with their partners were having 67 percent more sex than those who weren’t. There was also almost a quarter of people who said they were prepared to totally give up sex if there was no music.
Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, a neuroscientist and author of the international bestselling book This is Your Brain on Music, said: “We find that people who listen to music out loud together report that their relationships are stronger. They spend more time with loved ones. They spend more time hugging.” US participants reported having twice as much sex with music than without.
YOU’LL BE HAPPIER.
Yep, the study shows those who listen to music out loud lead much happier lifestyles than those who don’t. The research found that after introducing music into the home, 43 percent of participants reported feeling extremely loved, which was a whopping 87 percent increase as compared to before.
YOU’LL GET COOKING.
If you’re looking for a reason why you don’t do enough cooking at home, maybe you can consider blaming the lack of music to help set the tone. Fifty percent of the participants in the survey found cooking was much easier while listening to music.
One of the participants, a 12-year old boy, said it best when he explained why music makes for a livelier meal: “It’s like, ‘Oh man, do you like this song? It’s really good. I heard that this person is releasing a new album.’ It helps start conversations.”
YOU’LL GET THINGS DONE.
Now, there is research saying that listening to music actually helps you get your sh*t together. 83 percent of the participants found doing household chores was much easier while listening to music.
YOU’LL GET HEALTHIER.
The results also showed that people were much more active during the week when music had such a massive impact on their lives. Participants increased by 2 percent the number of steps they are taking, and they increased 3 percent the number of calories they burnt.
So, why does music have so much of an impact on our daily lives?
Levitin says: “Music has deep evolutionary roots, and now that we have basically all of the songs ever recorded available on demand, today’s technology allows us to craft the soundtrack of our day. We can choose one kind of music to get out of bed in the morning, and another kind of music to motivate us through our workouts or get chores done.”
… and musical justice for all
Participants in the survey who don’t listen to music out loud certainly never argue over playlists or volume. But as the old saying goes, you can’t choose your family… or their terrible taste.
Dr. Dan Levitin: A positive reaction to new tracks is more complex than simply finding a new Kendrick Lamar freestyle dope. He says new music is actually good for you.
“One of the things that happens when people listen to music out loud together is that their neurons fire synchronously with one another,” says Levitin. “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.”
Levitin calls oxytocin the “love hormone,” tightening bonds of trust between people. All these feelings of love and trust get wrapped up with one’s emotions as the bass starts bumping.
Likewise, nearly one in five of those who listen to music out loud the most have made a first move in the bedroom as a result of a song they heard playing. Imagine instead of pulling up Netflix and dimming the living room lights to “chill,” you invite Ellie Goulding into the bedroom.
Wait, how much of an impact would it have if we would listen to really good HiFi or High End replayed music?
So, stop listening on your own …
… strut into your front room…
… turn on some hot beats and …party!