Astrology examines the influence of the position of each planet, as well as the sun, moon, and stars, on human behavior. Each astrological or zodiac sign maintains specific characteristics, which is why many look to horoscopes for greater understanding and guidance.
A recent report shows the most common reasons people confer with stars for advice, and questions about love and sex rank the highest. According to a study on search volume trends for astrology, inquiries about sexual compatibility have quadrupled from 2017 to 2018.
What factors might cause such an increase? Well, over one-third of Americans in a relationship are dissatisfied with their sex life. A survey of 1,000 Americans in relationships found that 34 percent of people were unable to rate their sex life as either “satisfying” or “very satisfying,” and 16 percent claim their current spouse or partner rarely or never satisfies them sexually.
Luckily, astrology offers a unique approach to achieving sexual satisfaction by detailing the sexual desires and preferences of each zodiac sign. If you’re wondering what might be the disconnect between you and your partner during sex, learn what satisfies their sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)As the first astrological sign of the zodiac, Aries are naturally born directors. You’re more likely to be the seducee than the seducer with this sign. However, Aries rules the head, one of their most erogenous zones; so if you’re aiming to please this self-assured sign, excite their mind and allow for spontaneous arousal.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)Tauruses are the most sensual lovers among the signs. Igniting their physical senses, like taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound can make for the most gratifying experience in bed. Almost half of the couples surveyed say sex toys would make their sex lives more pleasurable, and a Taurus would agree, as toys can highlight their immersive side.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)Partners should take the playful personality of a Gemini at face value. Geminis can become restless rather quickly if their sexual experiences don’t match their need for a thrill. Sticking to “the usual” won’t suit this sign, so shaking things up with different sex positions will cater to their adventurous nature.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)Cancers crave an emotional connection fostered by comfortably and security. Among the top reasons for sexual dissatisfaction is a lack of oral play. Oral sex requires a certain level of intimacy, which can truly please this sentimental sign.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)Much like the sun, under which this sign is ruled by, Leos need to shine their light wherever they go. Although their need for admiration may appear as self-absorption, the lustrous Leo still seeks to impress their lovers. Seeing as 20 percent of people worry if their partner is enjoying the sex, Leo’s most significant obstacle to sexual pleasure is likely distractedness.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)The meticulous mind of a Virgo is what crowns them as a perfectionist. Their need to over-analyze paired with their fine-tuned attention to detail could explain why those born under this sign have the most sex; they won’t stop until both partners are satisfied. Sex should ideally last at least 23 minutes to satisfy both partners, so quickies are not the way to win over a Virgo.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)With a personality centered on fairness, it couldn’t be more fitting that the scales of a balance symbolize the sign of the Libra. Keeping things fair between the sheets through frequent orgasms is the key to pleasing this sign’s strong need for harmony.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)Scorpios possess a powerful presence illustrated through their passionate and fierce attitude. This sign wants to immerse themselves in every experience entirely, and time in the bedroom is no exception. Skimping out on foreplay is the quickest way to dissatisfy a Scorpio.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)The energetic complex of a Sagittarius qualifies this sign as a free-spirit. Known for their independence, Sagittarians are natural born explorers. Their desire for spontaneity and adventure means they don’t respond well to being held back. If a Sagittarius’ partner possesses insecurities about personal performance in bed, there’s a great chance it will hinder this sign’s sexual pleasure.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)With discipline built into a Capricorn’s DNA, they’re likely to take things slow when it comes to intimacy. Don’t let the cautious tendencies of this sign trick you into believing they are emotionally unavailable; sometimes they’re just not in the mood. Don’t take it personally as Capricorns may need a little help to boost their libido to allow their minds to become more invested in intimacy.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)The most social among the zodiacs, Aquarians like intellectual stimulation, so a lack of communication can negatively affect their sexual enjoyment. Go beyond the physical components of intimacy with conversation and role-playing to satisfy this sign.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)The highly emotional, yet compassionate personality of a Pisces defines them as the hopeless romantics of the zodiacs. Because Pisces are sensitive and intuitive, their quest for satisfaction in their sex lives relies on emotional reassurance. To really please a Pisces, show them some affection by cuddling after sex.
Astrology aficionado or not, a satisfying sex life demands an understanding of sexual needs between partners. Discovering practices to meet sexual desires promotes sexual responsibility by opening the floor to discussions surrounding sexual health.