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Astrology of Sex: a Sign-by-Sign Guide to Having Exceptional Sex

Even if you're an skeptical of horoscopes, there's no denying that personality traits can impact the sexual encounters we crave. Astrology experts believe that the date, time, and location of our birth can affect how we're influenced by the planets throughout our lifetimes; and those influences can affect our preferences in the bedroom. Here's how your sign might be affecting your sex life.

Aries (March 20 - April 19)

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Aries, symbolized by the ram, tend to be a take-charge, fiery personality type. Astrologer Laura Argintar writes that Aries tend to be a little forceful and enthusiastic.

If you're an Aries, chances are that your favorite position is whatever allows you to be on top. You probably prefer sex at exactly your speed, which is usually pretty darn fast. Your bold nature means you're unafraid to experiment with a little light 50 Shades of Grey action, as long as you're in control.

If your partner is an Aries, don't be afraid to let them take the reins. Compliment them whenever they're bold enough to lead in bed. And never be afraid to suggest something new; there's nothing an Aries loves more than adventure!

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

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A Taurus, or the bull, is often known for his or her stubborness. However, anyone who's ever been close to a Taurus knows there's a lot more to this earth sign than strong will. Tauruses love pleasure, reward, and taking things slow. Why hurry when you can enjoy the journey?

If you are a Taurus, don't be afraid to ask your partner for a little more foreplay next time you get busy. Since you tend to take sex slow and enjoy every second of your time in bed, don't be afraid to invest in silky sheets, candles, or lingerie to help set the mood.

If your partner is a Taurus, pick up some massage oil the next time you're at a specialty shop. Offering a sensual massage could be your significant other's dream come true. Put effort into enhancing the mood and foreplay whenever you can, and you'll be almost guaranteed a mind-blowing reward.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

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Gemini, or the twins, are naturally high-energy, experimental, and outgoing. No one in close proximity to a Gemini runs the chance of feeling bored at any point—they're simply too smart and imaginative to let that happen! As you can imagine, this translates into some pretty powerhouse stuff when it comes to the bedroom.

If you're a Gemini, don't be afraid to use your natural gift of communication to enhance your sex life. Ask your partner to communicate their feelings and desires on a regular basis to remain close and elevate your relationship. When it comes to trying new things in bed, your unlimited imagination means the sky is the limit.

If your partner is a Gemini, don't be scared off by their restless nature in bed! It's nothing personal. Let your talkative, high-energy lover take your relationship to new heights, and don't be afraid to set your own boundaries.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

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There's a whole lot to love about Cancers, who are symbolized by a crab. Known as the "lover" of the zodiac signs, these individuals are highly-sensitive, romantic, and empathetic. Cancers are famously sweet and attuned to their partners' feelings.

If you are a Cancer, don't be afraid to ask your significant other for plenty of cuddle time before and after sex. You may prefer intimate positions, like missionary or other arrangements where you feel particularly close.

If your partner is a Cancer, it's important to understand that they may need to feel "close" to you to get in the mood. Hold hands, kiss their neck, and let them know they're the center of your universe.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

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It's no mistake that Leos are symbolized by the lion. They're nothing short of fierce. Confidence, independence, and a willingness to lead are three key characteristics of this sign. However, Leos are also known for their intense need for affirmation, which is why they so often take center stage.

If you're a Leo, you should embrace your natural confidence. Chances are, your partners love the fact that sex with you is always so much fun. Pick out scandalous lingerie, play your favorite music loudly, and let your inner beast roar.

If your partner is a Leo, let the compliments roll. Affirm their appearance, sexuality, and their role in your life. Leos are fiercely protective of the ones that they love, so count yourself lucky.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

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Virgos are symbolized by the maiden. These earth signs are careful, organized, and pay tons of attention to detail. Virgos are natural care-givers, due to their deep love and concern for others.

If you're a Virgo, your biggest challenge in bed could be letting yourself have a great time. Your tendency to be a perfectionist means you're a great lover, but perhaps not quite as effective about asking for your own pleasure. Strive for balance, and rest assured that your tender nature means you're a fantastic partner.

If your significant other is a Virgo, be sure to appreciate their giving nature. Initiate tender and intimate sex, and offer plenty of tender loving cuddles (TLC) to ensure they feel appreciated.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

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Symbolized by the scales, Libras are characterized by balance. They're always fair, examine both sides of any story, and love nothing more than keeping the peace. The Libra's love of harmony can result in very happy relationships.

If you're a Libra, you're probably very in tune with your partner. Your need to examine things from someone else's perspective means your partner probably gets what they want, each and every time. Your love of the finer things in life means you might not be the most wild, but that's okay. Enjoy candles, champagne, and chocolate-dipped-strawberries in bed.

If your partner is a Libra, your job is pretty darn easy. Respect their boundaries, and they'll respect yours, too. Understand their need for harmony means your advances will be best received if you initiate sex in a tidy space.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

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The Scorpion is one of the most exciting signs in the zodiac. Scorpios are mysterious, intuitive, and seemingly fearless. Your Scorpio nature can result in extreme creative or empathetic ability and a love for the wildest side of life.

If you're a Scorpio, you've probably fantasized about joining the mile high club or a little light BDSM. And you know what? That's completely okay. Don't be afraid to respectfully suggest new experiences to your partner; your incredible intuition means they'll probably be into it, too.

If your partner is a Scorpio, you should buckle up and enjoy the ride. Remember, honesty is key with any relationship, but it may matter most with intuitive Scorpios. They'll know immediately if you're just not that into it.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

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Sagittarius, or the archer, are the "seekers" of the zodiac. These individuals are fueled by a never-ending quest for knowledge and a desire to learn the answers to the deepest questions in life. However, this unceasing curiosity doesn't mean that Sagittariuses are too busy to get busy!

If you're a Sagittarius, you may be familiar with the term "sapiosexual," or someone who is turned on by intelligence. Don't be surprised if a deep conversation with your partner is exactly what gets you in the mood. Researching and utilizing new ideas for sex positions and techniques could keep your bright mind turning, so don't hesitate to combine your scholarly nature with your sex life.

If your significant other is a Sagittarius, you may have experienced this sign's notorious fear of commitment. However, once you've settled down, take a deep breath. They've surely calculated that you two are the best fit. Stimulate your Sagittarius's mind, and the rest should fall into place.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

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Capricorns, or the goat, are a pragmatic bunch. They're among the most sensible, hard-working, and dedicated signs. If you're partnered with a Capricorn, count yourself lucky— this loyal sign will work hard to keep you happy!

If you're a Capricorn, don't be afraid to deviate from routine. While it's fantastic that you know what you like in bed, spicing it up can yield pleasurable results. Invest in sex games or ask your partner to take the reins.

If your partner is a Capricorn, remember this sign's love for reward. Always be sure to reciprocate in bed, and thank them sincerely for a job well done.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

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Aquarius, symbolized by the water bearer, are a beautifully kind, creative, and friendly sign. Aquariuses hold strong convictions, but aren't offended by others who think differently. This sign is intelligent and easy to get along with.

If you're an Aquarius, you should be thrilled that your fluid nature means your sexuality is constantly evolving. You may feel like vanilla sex one night and something quite different the next, and that's okay. As long as you communicate your preferences clearly, you should never get bored in bed.

If your partner is an Aquarius, don't be afraid to speak up. This sign's tendency to be extremely open-minded means they won't judge any of your fantasies!

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

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Pisces, or the fish, are very sensitive individuals with active imaginations. This sign's compassion toward others makes for excellent friends and lovers. They can be very intuitive, and at times, quite mysterious.

If you're a Pisces, you probably have a tendency to put your partner's needs first. While that's just fine, don't be afraid to ask for your own tender loving care. If your imagination is anything like other Pisces, some role-playing could be just the ticket.

If your partner is a Pisces, you should continually work to communicate in and out of bed. Your partner's sensitive, quiet nature means you might not even know if you've offended them.

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