#SexWeek: Harmony & Sodomy

A LGBTQ Playlist

Brain Like NYU | Maya Mahmud | March 1, 2016

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Despite the fact that NYU’s lack of a campus shoves the reality of post-college life down our throats, going to this school can be a lot like living in a socially liberal bubble. While we are not all homosexual socialists like some may assume (low-key thought that’s what it would be like, and that’s why I chose NYU), you do learn quickly that assuming someone’s sexuality, gender, or political affiliation is a habit that must be broken.

Heteronormativity does not have the simple consequence of an awkward “coming out” conversation. Because you develop your sense of self through experience, growing up with the assumption that being straight is the standard for an individual’s identity creates a distinct feeling of isolation from society.

With that in mind, I’ve created a sex playlist (or just a regular playlist for those who are asexual) featuring LGBTQ artists. That way, when the college bubble pops, and you’re left in the muck of heteronormative culture, find someone you think is chill and forget the outside world.


“Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above” – CSS

“All Eyes on Me (feat. Tt the Artist)” – Double Duchess

“Werkin’ Girls” – Angel Haze

“Every Other Freckle” – Alt-J

“Leave My Body” – Florence & the Machine

“Girls Like Girls” – Hayley Kiyoko

“Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean

“Youth” – Shamir

“Young and Gay” – Austra

“Boom” – Le1f

“Girl” (feat. KAYTRANADA) – The Internet

“Blind” – Hercules & Love Affair

“WILD – XXXYYXX Remix” – Troye Sivan

“Jump the Gun” – Adore Delano

“Take Shelter” – Years & Years

Hope you enjoyed! I’m sure your lover will think you’re significantly cooler for knowing these songs. Let’s face it, NYU students tend to judge each other’s social worth based on music tastes.