The song spawned a music video which received moderate rotation on MTV at the height of the early s grunge music scene. Scott Weiland wrote the lyrics after a girl he was dating was raped by three high school football players after a party. Weiland has stated the song is an anti-rape statement, not a song simply about sex, saying:. This song is really not about sex at all. It's about control, violence and abuse of power. Over the years, "Sex Type Thing" became the band's traditional closer at live shows. During some performances from until STP's break-up, the band would extend the song's ending into a jam session where Weiland would strip naked in front of the audience and then wrap his lower body in an American flag.