"Love Sex Magic" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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The operative word in this song's title is "sex."

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 9 reviews

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Positive Messages

Lyrics include many sexual references, which the singers act out in the video:

"Ya think ya can handle, boy, if I give you my squeeze? / And I need you to push it right back."

"Baby show me, what's your favorite trick that you wanna use on me / And I'll volunteer / And I'll be flowing, and going till clothing disappears / And nothing but shoes on me."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while this song lacks graphic language, the message is all about sex, plain and simple. Parents should be especially attuned to the video, which includes Ciara dancing on a strip-club stage and lots of full-body contact between her and Timberlake.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRosebud95 August 9, 2013

Catchy, sultry tune is one of the better "sex songs"

Even though this song is really sexy ("I'll be going, and flowing/'Til clothing diappears/Ain't nothing but shoes on me...") it's... Continue reading
Parent of a 10, 13, and 16-year-old Written bymarilynmansonfan4eva November 26, 2010


i really dont see the problem with sexual lyrics and stuff like that because as soon as kids know about this stuff the better because when theres a teen mention... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byhello mine is cool April 23, 2020
Kid, 12 years old March 20, 2010
full of pop, but very sexy

What's the story?

The third time's the charm for R&B singer Ciara, who's finally hit pay dirt with the chart-climbing single LOVE SEX MAGIC off her forthcoming third album, Fantasy Ride. Of course, it doesn't hurt having Justin Timberlake, who collaborates with Ciara on the single, along for the ride. The song's title says a lot about its content: the two singers engage in a repartee about sex using a magic-show analogy ("All night show with just you in the crowd \ / Doin' tricks you never seen"). The video shows some super steamy moments between the two.

Is it any good?

As a singer, Ciara's no Beyonce, which makes the track lack some of the fire that comes from a particularly strong voice. The best parts of the song are Timberlake's solos, demonstrating once again his gift for transforming a moderately appealing beat into a hit song by lending his electric vocals.

While the lyrics themselves steer clear of foul language, there's no debate about the song's subject matter.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to tell when a video's over the top, referring to our Sex and Media Tips for guidance.

Music details

  • Artist: Ciara
  • Release date: March 13, 2009
  • Label: LaFace Records
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: December 16, 2015

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