Music video by Salt-N-Pepa performing Let’s Talk About Sex.
(c) 1991 The Island Def Jam Music Group
The song was released in August 1991 as a single from their Blacks’ Magic album, and achieved great success in many countries, reaching #1 on the charts in Australia, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.
The song talks about safe sex, the positive and negative sides of sex and the censorship that sex had around that time in American mainstream media.
The song was later included in the trio’s Greatest Hits (2000) album.
It samples “I’ll Take You There” by the Staple Singers.
An alternate version of the song entitled “Let’s Talk About AIDS” was released to radio on a promotional single and included as a B-side on various singles for the song. The lyrics were changed to more directly address the spread of AIDS and HIV.