At Singersroom: The R&B Lifestyle Magazine, Lea Brown writes:
…R&B has long been known for being the go-to genre if you want to make love and/or a baby. Even before Marvin Gaye’s bedroom staple “Let’s Get It On,” the genre has been responsible for helping to keep the earth populated since its inception. But modern mainstream R&B has evolved into being more blunt about the birds and the bees. Sure, Minnie Riperton’s “Inside My Love” and the moans throughout Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” would make a drunken sailor blush, but both singers repeatedly mentioned “love” in those hits: an indirect mention of care and emotion for the other person.
…[today,] one can’t deny the obvious influx of the lack of tender feelings in the R&B department. What does this say about men and women’s dating/relationship/courtship roles? What caused this shift?