A "voodoo sex ritual" performed to bring good luck provided exactly the opposite in Brooklyn recently, as it accidentally started a fire that left one woman dead and 100 homeless.
Apparently spilled rum on the floor and having sex on a bed surrounded by candles is a fire hazard, as a desperate woman and a "witch doctor" (this is all quoted from The New York Post) performed the time-honored ritual of sex magic and in the process set their apartment -- and, in turn, their entire building -- on fire.
"Sex Magic is a term for various types of sexual activity used in magical, ritualistic or otherwise religious and spiritual pursuits. One practice of sex magic is using the energy of sexual arousal or orgasm with visualization of a desired result. A premise of sex magic is the concept that sexual energy is a potent force that can be harnessed to transcend one's normally perceived reality."
On the other hand, it is possible that this fellow used the promise of sorcery and good luck in order to simply sleep with women (and get paid for it).
At any rate, the lesson here is not to have passionate sex surrounded by candles, discarded clothes, and flammable liquid.