01/09/2013 10:52 am ET

Why Female Pop Stars Are Better At Singing About Sex

Sex sells. And music about sex sells even better. So the fact that the Bruno Mars single "Locked Out of Heaven" is pretty sexual was not surprising. Mars, as endearing as he may seem with his fedora and retro aesthetic, isn't immune from the general persuasion of pop music to be absolutely dripping with lyrics about sexuality.

Never had much faith in love or miracles
Never wanna put my heart on the line.
But swimming in your world is something spiritual
I'm born again every time you spend the night
'Cause your sex takes me to paradise
Yeah your sex takes me to paradise

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