This article is part of SELF’s Keep It Hot package, a collection of content that celebrates love and lust. Throughout February, we’ll be dishing out advice and inspiration for feeling hot, getting horny, and nurturing romantic relationships.

At SELF, we spend a lot of time talking about the science-backed benefits of working out. Regular movement can improve brain health, give you a mood boost, and can strengthen your bones and muscles, to name just a few. But in our completely unscientific opinion, there’s another aspect of working out that doesn’t get enough attention: It’s hot. As in primal, animal-energy hot. As in four-alarm fire, burning down the house, red hot. 

Yes, workouts can be sexy as hell. To honor that, this week’s playlist is packed full of steamy, sultry beats to bring out your inner sex kitten. On this list, you’ll find thumping rhythms like “Treat Me Like a Slut” by Kim Petras along with “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X. You’ll also find songs to make you sweat from pop divas like “Partition” by Beyoncé, “Gimme More” by Britney Spears, “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande, and “Throb” by Janet Jackson. And if we still need to whet your appetite? Just skip ahead to “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna, “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent, or “Sweetest Pie” by Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa.

So this week, if you’re “Talking Body” (by Tove Lo), we hope you loosen up your “Buttons” (by the Pussycat Dolls), and get a little “Dirty” (by Christina Aguilera). Go ahead and turn the lights low and the volume up!

Full playlist:

  1. “Treat Me Like a Slut” by Kim Petras
  2. “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion
  3. “I’m Not Here to Make Friends” by Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, Jessie Reyez
  4. “Partition” by Beyoncé
  5. “Gimme More” by Britney Spears
  6. “WAP” by Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion
  7. “Oops (Oh My)” by Tweet, Missy Elliot
  8. “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X
  9. “Sex With Me” by Rihanna
  10. “Feeling Myself” by Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé
  11. “Sweetest Pie” by Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa
  12. “Creep” by TLC
  13. “Hands to Myself” by Selena Gomez
  14. “Pony” by Ginuwine
  15. “Throb” by Janet Jackson
  16. “How Many Licks?” by Lil’ Kim, feat. Sisqo
  17. “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls
  18. “Me & U” by Cassie
  19. “S&M” by Rihanna
  20. “Dirty” by Christina Aguilera, Redman
  21. “Talking Body” by Tove Lo
  22. “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent, Olivia
  23. “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna
  24. “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado, Timbaland
  25. “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, feat. Kid Ink
  26. “Goodies” by Ciara, feat. Petey Pablo
  27. “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande
  28. “Bon Appétit” by Katy Perry, Migos
  29. “Touch My Body” by Mariah Carey
  30. “Cyber Sex” by Doja Cat
  31. “Summertime Magic” by Childish Gambino