The Unusual Genesis Of Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing

Gaye wrote Sexual Healing while in Ostend. He went there in 1981 to relax and recover from his drug problems, staying for 18 months. rateyourmusic

Marvin Gaye’s incomparable “Sexual Healing” burst onto the scene, thanks to strong pornography, writer David Ritz, and a coastal Belgium town called Ostend. The massive hit held the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles and reached #3 on the Top 100. “Sexual Healing” became Marvin’s first out after leaving Motown Records after two decades. The quintessentially Gaye song marked a high point in the artist's extensive rolodex of lovemaking music. Last but certainly not least, “Sexual Healing” indisputably holds the crown for best last line of any song, “Please don't procrastinate, It's not good to masturbate.”