This song is the perfect Summer anthem; fun, catchy, .. trademark Garbage. Shirley Manson delivers her speech on sexual-politics in an infectious, and intelligent way ("I believe that love is free, it fuels the heart, and sex is not my enemy.") The rolling guitars and hammering drums are typical of the band's sound on their brilliant new album "Bleed Like Me."
The b-side accompanying Sex Is Not The Enemy; Honey-Bee is an absolute gem. The dark, eerie guitar intro sets the tone for a dramatic, moody number about unrequited love (think Number One Crush). Shirley's lyrics are filled with hopelessness and longing, throughout this must-have b-side. "It's hard to stumble when you're on your knees, but just like nicotine, the hit gets complicated.."