Valentine's Day is around the corner, so along with a prix fixe meal and a box of chocolates, you're probably expecting to get laid. But let us be the first to tell you that while V-Day comes but once a year, a VD is forever (or, at least, mildly uncomfortable until you can get proper treatment).
That's something the following artists know and are taking a stand against with lyrics that declare their love of using condoms before intercourse. In no particular order, here are five songs that tell lovers to wrap it up before hitting the sheets.
1. Chris Brown, "No Bullshit"
We try not to follow the advice too often of this young R&B artist with a rap sheet. But his ode to late-night sexing hits a strong point some of us forget when it comes to 3 a.m. hookups. We can only assume the "bullshit" that Mr. Brown speaks of is expecting him not to use a condom when he's making hot, non-hitty love that "will last till 9 a.m."
Reach up in the dresser where the condoms is
Baby, when I get it, I'll never let it go
Gonna take it slow.
2. Lloyd "Lay It Down"
Long hair, don't care ... except for when it comes to using a rubber. The recently shorn Lloyd proves he's no Samson; his strength still lies in making moderately embarrassing-to-watch R&B videos. And he's not taking any notes from romancers like Casanova and Romeo. Oh no, ladies. At 1:59, he declares he's going to put that Jimmy on and rock that body right. The distinct pleasure of knowing he's practicing safe sex leads to an amorous yodel at the end of the song. We've all been there.
3. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, "Ain't Nuthing But A G Thang"
One, two, three and to the four ... It ain't nothing but a-using condoms thang, baby. While it doesn't have the same ring, Snoop D-O-double-G knows the risks that come with sleeping with someone and not using protection.
And before me dig out a bitch I have ta' find a contraceptive
You never know she could be earnin' her man
and learnin' her man - and at the same time burnin' her man.
And there's nothing gangsta about having herpes.
4. Digital Underground, "Same Song"
Digital Underground's Humpty Dumpty doesn't do the humpty hump without a rubber. And he's the first to tell you in this early '90s rap song.
5. Snow, "Jimmy Hat"
It's easy for a "dicky," as the famous white rapper from Canada puts it, to forget about using a condom when approached by a beautiful woman. We've all been there. Snow shares the internal dialogue he has before he dares to take things a step further.
Wait a minute, Snowman, wait a minute, minute
Need a jimmy hat before me push up in it, in it