Records, the Chili Peppers began looking for a suitable producer.

One person in particular, Rick Rubin, stood out, as he was more broadminded in contrast to individuals they had worked with in the past even though Rubin previously turned down the band's offer to produce their 1987 album The Uplift Mofo Party Plan due to the drug problems of Kiedis and guitarist Hillel Slovak who would die of a heroin overdose a year later.

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We [the band] have nothing but warm vibes and happiness everywhere we go in this house." Frusciante, Kiedis, and Flea each had their own separate rooms at each end of the house.

When not recording with the band, Frusciante would spend his time painting, listening to music, reading and recording songs he'd written."Under the Bridge", the second single from Blood Sugar Sex Magik, was a reflective and melodic composition that would go on to become one of the defining songs of the nineties.

He would often help arrange drum beats, guitar melodies and lyrics.

The band sought to record the album in an unconventional setting, believing it would enhance their creative output.

Kiedis focused lyrically on sexual references and innuendos as they were frequently on his mind.

Songs such as "Suck My Kiss", "If You Have to Ask", "Sir Psycho Sexy", "Give It Away" and "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" all contained various sexual links, with lyrics like "A state of sexual light / Kissing her virginity / My affinity" and "Glorious euphoria / Is my must / Erotic shock / Is a function of lust." The concept behind "The Greeting Song" was a request by Rubin, who asked Kiedis to write a song solely about girls and cars.Eventually, the band decided Rubin would be the best choice as a producer, and therefore hired him to produce what would become Blood Sugar Sex Magik.Unlike the Peppers' previous producers, Rubin was someone that they felt confident to ask for guidance and input during times of difficulty.Steve Huey of All Music stated that Blood Sugar Sex Magik is "...probably the best album the Chili Peppers will ever make." Although the record was mildly successful, production was weighed down by producer Michael Beinhorn.He convinced Frusciante to play with an overall heavier tone, and instructed Kiedis to write lyrics that would be more radio viable, thus causing the band to feel restricted creatively.Kiedis recalled of the situation: "The coolest, most real person we had met during all these negotiations had just personally called to encourage me to make a great record for a rival company.