So you've got a girl (a real live one!) in your bed or you've negotiated your way into hers. Things are getting hot and heavy. Your brain has turned off and your body is working on pure animalistic impulses. And then it happens. In a moment of excitement, confusion, drunkenness, whatever it may be -- you call out her name. Except it isn't her name. Not to worry, Romeo, we've got five foolproof ways to recover from yelling the wrong woman's name in bed:

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    Sing Mambo No. 5

    If you think about it, it seems pretty obvious that Lou Bega wrote Mambo No. 5 just to have a go-to for those awkward moments when he calls a lady the wrong name in bed. Accidentally shout out “Jessica” while knocking boots with a Beth? Not to fear – Lou Bega to the rescue. "A little bit of Monica in my life, a little bit of Erica by my side. A little bit of Rita is all I need, a little bit of Tina is what I see. A little bit of Sandra in the sun, a little bit of Mary all night long. A little bit of Jessica here I am, a little bit of you makes me your man." Do some adorable thrusts as you sing each name and she’ll think you’re Prince Charming!

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    flickr user michellecarl

    Introduce Her to Your Pretend Friend

    Begin chastising your imaginary friend for walking in at an inopportune moment. Women love creativity and a man with a sense of imagination. Make sure you let your lady know that things are strictly platonic between your imaginary companion and yourself so she doesn’t feel threatened.

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    Flickr user guglielmo paradisi

    Kick it to Grandma

    Just call Jen the name Hannah? See, the good thing about old names being back in style is you can now kick it to grandma. When Jen gets all offended and the blood starts filling her face, and not in a passionate way – just tell her that’s your grandma’s name. While this may not seem like the sexiest of options, hear me out – tell her that you feel so strongly for her, that you were so overwhelmed by passion, that you couldn’t help but think about the family heirloom ring in your grandmother Hannah’s possession. Jen will melt, your night will continue and then you can have fun ignoring all of her wedding-planning texts in the following weeks.

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    Speak in Tongues

    Tell your lovely lady you were overwhelmed by the power of the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues. Chicks love that. If you’re feeling especially zealous, you can then perform an exorcism on her. She’ll thank you for saving her from possession. Promise.

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    Light Something on Fire

    There’s no better way to cover a bad situation than by making it worse. If you scream out your ex’s name while between the sheets with the new girl, just start lighting the blankets on fire while jumping up and down with gusto on the bed. Of course, the only way this night can end is with you running down the street naked. Don’t worry about anyone seeing your bared manhood, it’s impossible to look anything but tough when you run to a backdrop of flames and smoke.