The Humpday Gazette

Sex Song of November

In November 2010 on December 17, 2010 at 1:35 am

After all of the backlash that this newsletter, as well as the Sexperts program, has received, it is time we inform Dartmouth about the importance of talking about sex through the straight- forward Sex Song of the Month: Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex.” A controversial hit song released in 1991 off of their Blacks’ Magic album, Salt-N-Pepa spread awareness about the positives and negatives of sex, practicing safe sex, and the censorship of sexuality at a time when AIDS was a huge deal.  “Let’s Talk About Sex” samples the Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There,” and its chorus is simple, yet extremely catchy: “Let’s talk about sex, baby/Let’s talk about you and me/ Let’s talk about all the good things/ And the bad things that may be.”  The original music video basically features couples hooking up, Salt rapping over the radio, and the well-known Salt- N-Pepa dance moves and style that defined the early 90s era.  The song was also re-made into “Let’s Talk About AIDS” as a radio promotional single and it focused on AIDS awareness.  Just when you initially thought a song entitled “Let’s Talk About Sex” was a raunchy, sexy, romp anthem, it ends up being a great way to spread the word on topics that seem to be swept under the rug in the media.  Although there has been improvement over the years in addressing sex, there are still people uninformed or uncomfortable with talking about it, and that is where sources like the Humpday Gazette and the Sexperts program come in to help.


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