Some people are very serious about taking star signs into account when it comes to dating. But sometimes people also want to consider zodiac signs to influence into the preferences in the bedroom too.
Allure’s astrologer Aliza Kelly Faragher writes to guide each signs attitude to sex, from turn on to favoured positions.
‘While some signs prefer a slower, more sensual approach to seduction like, others are extremely aroused by hair-tousling, “do me now” passion,’ she explained. ‘Whatever your approach to sex, astrology can help you map your unique range of sexual desires.’
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries is a natural risk taker with a fiery nature, which combined with the strength of Mars makes you bold and full of energy. You’re turned on by anything impulsive and although foreplay isn’t your strong point, the opportunity to take charge gets you going. That impulsive nature means Aries is partial to a quick tryst in an unusual spot and as ruler of the head; you’ll likely enjoy extra hair tousling.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
It’s no surprise that sensuous Taurus enjoys sensual pleasures such as bubble baths, silken sheets and luxurious massages. As a Taurus you’re in touch with all the senses and are aroused by sound, sight, taste, smell and touch. The missionary position with lots of eye contact is your favoured position, while the neck and throat is your most sensitive erogenous zone.
Gemini (May 2 -June 20)
Being ruled by planet of communication Mercury means seductive talk is the way to a Gemini’s heart, and they enjoy the conversation continuing during lovemaking. As an energetic you appreciate switching positions throughout sex. You may even find Geminis the most likely sign to suggest a threesome as they love to explore things in multiples.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Casual sex is not the dream scenario for Cancer who likes to feel safe and secure in a relationship before revealing their true self. They like to engender intimacy with physical closeness and as the sign rule by the hands, intertwining fingers, cuddling. However, once they’ve come out of the proverbial shell Cancerians are deeply sensual and favour wraparound positions where they can maintain eye contact and show off their intricate moves.
Leo (July 22-August 22)
It will come as no surprise that the king of the jungle likes to be the ruler in the bedroom, getting turned on by feeling important and desired. In return you’ll be treated to big romantic gestures, elaborate dates and grand declarations of love. If you’re a Leo you’re likely to enjoy seated positions in chairs that allow you to put on a theatrical display.
Virgo (August 22 – September 22)
Although Virogs are seen as innocent and maybe a little, you are anything but. Your attitude may be a little adolescent but that means you have a teenager’s fixation with sex and it’s often on your mind 24/7. As Virog is ruled by planet of communication Mercury, witty banter and elevated conversation gets you going – and if a love letter is too old fashioned a spot of naughty sexting fits the bill.
Libra (September 22- October 23)
You’ll never find yourself unappreciated in the bedroom with a Libra as they love to worship their partner in both body and mind. Traditional at heart, they like to be discreet and prefer to keep intimacy within the bedroom as opposed to the al fresco preferences of other adventurous signs. A Libra lover is very giving but it’s not all one sided – you will be expected to return all the favours you get.
Scorpio (October 23- November 22)
Scorpio is the sign most closely associated with sex and you’re known for your insatiable appetites and love of a sophisticated seduction. As a fearless sort, you’re not shy about experimenting with kinkier practices such as bondage, domination and submission. Luckily for anyone with a Scorpio lover this intense focus on sex means your partner will be aiming for satisfaction on every level, both mind and body.
Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
With a taste for adventure and exploration, you see sex as an opportunity to discover new things and expand your mind. You’re light-hearted and optimistic and don’t tend to take sexual encounters too seriously. Having sex outdoors in public is not for the faint-hearted but is exactly the kind of thrill Sagittarius seeks.
Capricorn (December 21- January 20)
At first you may find your Capricorn lover seems distant or unattached when it comes to matters of the heart, but this sign is a slow burner who likes to approach things slowly. However, you should be prepared for a wild time once Capricorn feels ready to take things to the next level. They take pride in introducing their partner to new pleasures for the first time – and being the best lover they’ve ever had.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarians can also seem a little detached when it comes to love as they’re more likely to be dreaming with their heads in the clouds than thinking of earthly pleasures. You can enjoy a satisfying sex life with Aquarius though, as long as you rip up the rule book and be prepared for the unconventional to appeal to their sense of nonconformity. Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of technology, so any quirky new sex gadgets are likely to spark their interest.
Pisces (February 18 – March 20)
Casual sex is a no-no for Pisceans who see it as a spiritual act, signifying the coming together of two souls. This sign rules the feet, so a massage is one surefire way to spark the fires of passion. Tantric sex is also an ideal practice for sensitive Pisces who likes to explore beyond the limitations of the body and go deep into the subconscious mind.