It’s happened to everyone: You’re both in the mood. You’ve teased, you’ve kissed, you’re going at it, ripping each other’s clothes off and then, suddenly, the spark is gone. There are plenty of things that can totally kill the mood, but some are more common than others:
Your mom calling.It’s like, 10:30 p.m. on a Wednesday. She wouldn’t call unless it was something important, so of course you have to stop your naked fun time to make sure something terrible hasn't happened. And nope, she needs to talk to you for 20 minutes about how to work the DVD. No one wants to have sex after that!
You both heard a weird noise somewhere in the house.Don’t ignore it, that’s what people in horror movies do (and they're always the ones who die first). Of course, it always winds up being your cat knocking something over, but why risk it?
Sudden and debilitating nausea.Sometimes, that romantic raw oyster bar dinner or night out drinking are just preludes to barfing later. If you’re lucky, you’ll have time to scream “JUST FINISH YOURSELF OFF” as you sprint to the bathroom.
One of you falling off the bed and making the other laugh way too hard.A bruised ego or butt isn’t exactly an aphrodisiac. But sometimes, you get too caught up in the moment, lose your balance, and tumble to the floor with your partner's underwear in hand.
Somehow getting into an argument during the foreplay.You’d think this would be impossible. How could anyone fight when they’re about to bone?
Getting way to into the Netflix portion of “Netflix and chill.”You scroll through the “trending now” section and throw on something that looks uninteresting enough. The next thing you know, you’re binge-watching the whole series and wondering why no one told you about The Good Place before now.
An unfortunate sex-related injury.This is why you should always stretch before sex. You don’t want to cramp up during the deed.
Realizing you’re out of condoms.
Best case scenario, if you live in an urban area, you can get dressed and walk to a nearby store. You just have to spend the whole time hoping you’re somehow still aroused when you get back to the bedroom. And that’s if you’re lucky. Other people have to drive 20 minutes both ways.Continue reading below ↓
Bad post-dinner gas.Think of your favorite celebrity crush. Now imagine them burping in your face just before you’re about to get it on. Not so fun, eh?
Having that sexy Spotify playlist suddenly spiral out of control.
It looked like “Sexy Bedroom Bangers” wouldn’t let you down. Why would it? Then Norwegian death metal comes on out of nowhere and you’re scrambling to find your phone.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.