Beyoncé's Been a Bad, Bad, Bad Girl...and It Is Oh-So-Good
I will admit that I have been a rather casual fan of the internationally-adored pop culture icon, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, even though she has been dominating the music industry for at least a decade. There is no denying that she is talented, loves her family, makes smart business moves, and is a beautiful person inside and out. My biggest issue was that she had a voice I felt she simply was not using to its fullest potential, both in sound and influence. I've always respected and admired her work ethic, however, as well as her commitment to her craft and living out her dreams. In the ways in which she has made an impact on the world, King Bey is truly the personification of "Girl Power".
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Every thought I once held about Beyoncé's music became distant memories when I discovered her brand new album of the same name Released on iTunes at midnight on December 13, 2013, in one of the most brilliantly stealth marketing ploys ever to be pulled off, Beyoncé is the best album she has ever produced and it is dripping with S. E. X. (and feminism, motherhood, hometown love, and more). Beyoncé is musical exhibition and I am so delighted to take a peak into the Knowles-Carter bedroom-- literally, because there are umpteen videos included in the package! If you're looking for some new music (or visual aids) to help you turn things up with your lover, look no further-- Beyoncé's given us a guidebook on how to spark the fire and make sure it never loses its flames.
"I'm comfortable in my skin and you're comfortable in my skin"
In the video for "Rocket", Beyoncé is alone and having a delicious time getting to know herself better. Ahem. The lyrics create a sensual monologue detailing to her lover what she wants, what she enjoys most from the sex they have, and how it all makes her mind, heart,and body feel. She reveals a kink or two, when she confesses her sins as a "bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad girl" and notes that she will be punished...and she's ready for it:
Tell me what you're gonna do about that
Punish me please
Tell me what you're going to do with all of this
All up in your face
Yeah, hell yeah
Ride it so deep
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Beyoncé hints at her and Jay Z having a Dominant/submissive, BDSM-based sex life (if not 24/7 life) throughout the album and, for me and others who live this lifestyle, it was definitely welcomed music to our ears. Her references to Jay Z as "Daddy", the confessions of being "bad", the acceptance of punishment, and other subtleties let us know that there is more kink than a little bit in Mrs. Carter's boudoir.
It can be awkward for a 6'0" woman like to have sex in the back of a vehicle, but the reason I know it is awkward is because I have done it--and it is totally worth the effort! In "Partition", Beyoncé sings about getting "this nasty" in a car and in the video, she and Mr. Carter give us glimpses of how it must go down in the back seats of their limousines. Yum!
Driver roll up the partition please
I don't need you seeing 'Yonce on her knees
Took 45 minutes to get all dressed up
We ain't even gonna make it to this club
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Some times, the best intentions are just...intentions. There's nothing worse than wanting to get it in and being unable to. When you want it, you gotta have it, and maybe being new parents means the back seat of their vehicles are few spaces they have private time to be spontaneous. We parents know all about that!
Beyoncé and Jay Z also enjoy fine spirits from time-to-time and like many of us, they also enjoy an inebriated tussle on the kitchen floor. Some times, you just "get filthy when the liquor gets into [you]", especially when you feel safe and protected drinking with your partner. I add that caveat because it is probably the most important theme of this album: Beyoncé feels loved, safe, and protected by and with her husband, so exploring her sexuality and sharing it with us isn't a problem; her man's got it taken care of.
If you've ever ended up on the kitchen floor entangled in each other's limbs, clothes thrown everywhere, and wondered "How the hell did this happen?", "Drunk In Love" is the song for you. Once "crazy in love", Beyoncé is now "drunk in love" with her husband, and I take it to mean that she feels intimately intoxicated and it totally caught up in an emotional endorphin release induced by her relationship with her adoring husband. They can let loose and "get faded" with each other, in the safety of their home and marriage, and that is the perfect manifestation of complete trust in one another.
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