Advice columnist Ann Landers lumped the song in with other Top 40 hits, like Cheap Trick's "Hot Love" and The Cure's "Let's Go To Bed
," she deemed trashy based on their "sexually suggestive" titles.
Houston responded to the allegations in a Chicago Tribune
interview: "The songs that I sing don't fall into that category, so I don't think about it at all. But I believe that music does influence people. It's a universal thing. Everybody listens to music and knows about it. I think that the lyrics can have a lot to do with influencing whoever you're singing to. I think that as far as children are concerned, parents should have control over what they listen to. If they don't want them to listen to records that are very sexual or explicit or outrageous, they should have control over that situation. As for adults, they're going to buy whatever kind of music they want to hear, so if they buy music with explicit lyrics, they must like it."