I grew up in a household where there was nearly always some sort of audio noise on in the background. The TV was on constantly, and we always had the radio on in the car. I remember that if we went out as a family, the moment we’d return home, we’d turn on the TV, just to have it on. This seemed normal to me.
Then my next couple of BFs had the opposite view. They could work and relax in dead silence. It was the strangest thing, and it seemed so odd to me. They could even drive with no music on in the car. Mind you, they were fine with music and TV, but it wasn’t necessary for them to have it on in the background. You’d turn it on to actively watch or listen only.
This took me a while to get used to. We found compromise in tabletop fountains, which became my new best friends. And I would spend a lot of time in my own office area of the house, so I could listen to at least some music.
Over time, I’ve actually come to appreciate the sounds of silence, so to speak, and I’ve found having background noise on is now something I can take or leave. Never thought I’d be able to say that, but it’s true.
With all this background, you can imagine that during sex, we don’t play anything. Out of all my relationships, only one ever played any sort of music during sex. All my others have preferred silence. Oddly enough, I sort of do as well, especially when barking orders at slaves. I get more turned on by the sounds of mmmphing through a gag or the slurping of a cock more than any other sort of audio.
However, I sort of feel I’m in the minority on this issue. I’d be very curious to know what the rest of you do, or do not, listen to when having sex. Please comment or email me!