Kristin Magaldi
Updated Mar 18, 2020 @ 11:46 am
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There’s a lot you can learn about a prospective or current relationship from the celestial divinations of astrology. The stars can unpack a variety of things, ranging from how compatible you are, to what each zodiac sign’s love language is, to how to deal with your partner if you get into a fight depending on their sign. And there’s one big question astrology can answer for you: What each zodiac sign is like in bed.

Just as each sign of the zodiac has a distinct set of personality traits and characteristics, they also have specific preferences when it comes to sex and foreplay. HelloGiggles recruited the help of astrologer Lisa Stardust to learn more about what each sign truly craves between the sheets, whether you’re looking for more information about your own sign or a potential partner’s sign.

“Each zodiac sign has a specific sexual inclination that they enjoy that speaks to their carnal desires and lusty nature,” Stardust explains. But it’s important to take all astrological insights with a grain of salt, and like with anything that happens within the context of sex, make sure you are openly discussing things with your partner beforehand and that both parties give ongoing consent. That being said, here are some potential ideas for future sexploration.

Aries Sex (March 21—April 19)

As a fire sign, you can expect that Aries will heat things up quickly when they find someone they’re into. “Passionate by nature, Aries are sparky and fiery partners who can burn down the sheets,” Stardust says. Often very competitive, an Aries will strive to satisfy their partner and make for the best sex you’ve ever had. While they can be down for long-term relationships, Aries is also one for a steamy fling that burns out quickly.

Taurus Sex (April 20—May 20)

As an incredibly sensual sign guided by the planet Venus, Taurus likes to take it slow and enjoy every bit of sex with their partner. “The Bull tends to be a tad submissive, opting for a partner who can take charge in the boudoir,” Stardust says. Just like their tendency to sit back and enjoy food and fine wine, Taurus will savor the experience while letting their partner run the show. Having a Taurus partner is indulgence at its best.

Gemini Sex (May 21—June 20)

Trust that if you ever find yourself in bed with a Gemini, it’ll be a communicative experience. “Geminis are talkative by nature, which is why they’ll let their mouths do the work with oral sex in bed,” Stardust says. But beyond exploring all the fun of oral, a Gemini might enjoy the occasional bit of dirty talk. If it’s something you’re new to, don’t worry. They can show you how.

Cancer Sex (June 21—July 22)

Since Cancer is a cozy introvert, guided mostly by emotion, they’ll want to bring romance into the mix when it comes to sex. “The Crab likes to spice things up their own way,” Stardust says. “This means romantic baths and sun-kissed romps on the sandy shores.” While sex on the beach may not be your thing, a Cancer partner will also appreciate a glass of wine and some candles by the bedside.

Leo Sex (July 23—Aug. 22)

Leo is guided by the sun, so, to put it mildly, they need to be the center of attention. This goes for inside and outside of the bedroom. “Leos needs have to come first, all the time,” Stardust says. “They’ll let their counterpart know how to please them.” While they certainly won’t ignore their partner(s)’ needs, the orgasm gap simply does not exist for a Leo. And they’ll be very vocal about it.

Virgo Sex (Aug. 23—Sept. 22)

Virgos are bosses outside of the bedroom, so believe that that badass energy will carry over when it comes to sex. “Virgos are undercover freaks,” Stardust says. “They are patient lovers who are totally okay with doing all the work in bed.” And though they may be natural doms down to explore something new, they’re also kind and trustworthy so you can count on some intimate, relaxed pillow talk when all is said and done.

Libra Sex (Sept. 23—Oct. 22)

As the sign of the scales, Libra craves balance in all things in life—sex included. Yes, they want to have a good time, but their partner’s pleasure is just as important as their own. They’re also down to get a bit kinky. “Light spanking and gentle kisses will get Libra in the mood,” Stardust says. “They will want to please their partner first and then focus on themselves.”

Scorpio Sex (Oct. 23—Nov. 21)

Let’s just say when it comes to sexual energy, Scorpio takes the cake in the astrology world. Their mysterious, lusty nature makes for one unforgettable experience in bed, and they very much know it. They also know what they want, even if they are playing the submissive role. “Scorpios are known to be bossy bottoms,” Stardust says. “They dictate what they like and how they like sex to their partner.”

Sagittarius Sex (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)

Sagittarius is the most adventurous sign of the zodiac, and the bedroom is no exception. “Watching porn and trying out sex toys will get the Archer going and turn them on in the bedroom,” Stardust says. Talking about novel fantasies and ways to explore them will likely be well received by a Sag, and they may have a few of their own they want to try, too.

Capricorn Sex (Dec. 22—Jan. 19)

Much like Virgos, Caps have Big Boss energy. While practical and rational in most facets of their life, Capricorns know how to have fun when the time is right. “Capricorns like to keep things interesting in the boudoir, which is why they’re open to trying out different fetishes,” Stardust says. Be open about your kinks with Caps—they likely share them.

Aquarius Sex (Jan. 20—Feb. 18)

For altruistic Aquarius, equality matters, and that also translates to the big “O.” “The water-bearer likes to watch their partners pleasure themselves,” Stardust says. “Mutual masturbation turns them on.” Whether this is a foreplay game or the main event, you and your Aquarius partner can decide.

Pisces Sex (Feb. 19—March 20)

Pisces is dreamy and romantic so expect that sex with one will be the same. “Pisces love to embrace their imagination and fantasies, which is what they’ll bring to the bedroom,” Stardust says. While some things may seem far-out or too fantastical, embracing a Pisces’ head-in-the-clouds spirit is sure to lead to some fun.

While sexual desires and what someone is comfortable with vary from person to person, astrology can give you an idea of what a potential partner may want in bed. Just be sure you’re asking them first, so everyone’s on the same page.