(Pop Sugar) Even if you read your daily or weekly horoscope for fun, you might roll your eyes at the concept of astrological compatibility. But what if great sex is written in the stars, and “hey baby, what’s your sign?” doesn’t deserve its corny reputation?
I’m not saying that you should make major love and sex decisions based on astrology, but I do know that chemistry is difficult to define and explain, and I’ve found I definitely have more chemistry with some signs than others. If you’re looking to achieve off-the-charts chemistry (aren’t we all?) with a lover, it certainly can’t hurt to consult the astrological charts. Discover your best bedroom chemistry with our handy sexual astrology primer.
March 21 to April 19
Your sexual style: As the ram and the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is assertive and aggressiveness and savors the act of sexual conquest. You tend to be the pursuer, rather than pursued. You desire immediate gratification, dislike emotional games, and love it when people play with your hair or rub your scalp.
Best sex matches: Leo, Libra, Gemini, Scorpio
April 20 to May 20
Your sexual style: More sensual than sexual, the Taurus craves stimulation even more than arousal, and the scents, sounds, and touch of a sexual experience are very important. You hate to waste energy, so any action you pour into sexual activity adds to the experience, and you tend to wait for sex to find you rather than pursue it.
Best sex matches: Scorpio, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn
May 21 to June 21
Your sex personality: Geminis are comfortable and easygoing about their sexuality, daring to have sex in unlikely places and not shy about dirty talk. You’re great at flirting and value a witty, sexy rapport with your partners. You like to have fun with sex and experiment with new things.
Best sex matches: Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius
June 22 to July 22
Your sex personality: Your approach to lovemaking is creative and sensual, but you need to be wooed until you can settle into sex. Cancers are intuitive and can easily sense what their partner wants. For you, sex is loving and lustful, and your love of food often leads to a penchant for oral stimulation of any kind.
Best sex matches: Taurus, Leo, Capricorn, Pisces
July 23 to August 22
Your sex personality: Leos are known for a consistent and powerful sex drive, and you rely on your charm and chemistry to attract mates to you. You are a pleasure to be around and a fan of pleasure. As a lover, you are passionate and attentive, yet you require frequent validation for your skills. You relish seduction and foreplay, and your back is one of your most powerful erogenous zones.
Best sex matches: Scorpio, Aries, Sagittarius, Leo
Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
Your sex personality:
Don’t think that Virgo the virgin is chaste. In fact, this high-energy sign can be highly sexual and sensual. You savor touching of any kind as a means to foreplay; making out or massages can enhance your arousal. You don’t need a lot of bells and whistles, but you do like a careful, well-designed, and honest lovemaking experience you can savor.
Best sex matches: Taurus, Libra, Pisces, Capricorn
Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
Your sex personality: Libra is often considered the most refined of the zodiac signs, with excellent taste and delicate sensibility. Not surprising, sex for a Libra involves mental stimulation and verbal foreplay. A good partner will draw out your passion with flirting, and you love suggestive elements — like lingerie and music — in the sexual setting.
Best sex matches: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius
Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
Your sex personality: Scorpios have a reputation for being passionate, lustful, and highly sexual. You require a great deal of drama and excitement in your sex life and often indulge in scenarios involving power and control. With the combined forces of a strong sex drive and strong emotions, you often struggle with your own desires.
Your sexiest matches: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces
Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
Your sex personality: Known as wanderers and seekers, Sags are charming, affectionate, and attentive in the bedroom. But you tend to get bored quickly, so you yearn for spontaneity in your sex life. When you’re single, you’re incredibly flirty and perhaps promiscuous, and even when coupled up, you’re likely to be adventurous and open to trying new things.
Best sex matches: Leo, Aries, Gemini, Aquarius
Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
Your sex personality: Like Scorpio, Capricorn has a reputation for being one of the most sexual signs but at the same time very sensual. It doesn’t take anything too complicated to arouse a Capricorn’s strong libido, though your legs and knees are often more sensitive than most. You’re not into PDA, but you do love being courted and seduced, and you pride yourself on your sexual stamina.
Best sex matches: Cancer, Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo
Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
Your sex personality: Generally regarded as intellectual and idealistic, Aquarians are suggestible and unconventional in the sack. You enjoy being seduced but hate to give up power completely. Though you don’t come off as overtly sexual, beneath the surface you are enthusiastic and imaginative when it comes to sex, as long as your lover meets you on a mental level.
Best sex matches: Gemini, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Virgo
Feb. 19 to March 20
Your sex personality: Pisces is known for getting along well with all types of people, and you have no trouble attracting admirers without having to be aggressive. In bed, you are romantic, sensual, and playful, and your soulful side appreciates imaginative techniques. You focus more on pleasing your partner than on being pleasured, as long as your imagination is ignited.
Best sex matches: Scorpio, Cancer, Virgo, Libra