The Sex Tip You Need For 2018, According To Your Sign

New year, new you, new tricks to try out in the bedroom? Believe us, stargazers — variety is the spice of life and it's perfectly normal to want to spice things up in your sex life, specifically. It can be tricky to know where to start, though, so why not consult the stars?

Sure, your Zodiac sign isn't the one and only thing that determines your sexual preferences, but it can play a role. In the same way all 12 signs should approach dating differently this year, so, too, should they each find a new thing to try in the boudoir.

Read on for suggestions to make the sex you have in 2018 the best yet. And don't forget to read for your Mars and Venus signs (the former influence your sexual inclinations while the latter indicates your romantic self).

Ready to launch into the new year but not sure where to start? Take a cue from the stars and let your horoscope guide you. 'Scope the rest of your year here.

illustrated by Paola Delucca.
Aries
You should try: slowing things down.

Go-getter that you are, Ram, you like to get down to business ASAP — and there's nothing wrong with that approach. But, this year, we challenge you to enjoy the pleasures that accompany slow, tension-mounting foreplay of all kinds. Quickies are still very much allowed, but you might be surprised how much you enjoy the build-up, to0.
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Taurus
You should try: upping the intimacy.

It's no secret that Bulls are the romantics of the Zodiac, but there are more ways to show that in the bedroom than you'd think. This year, go beyond your go-to positions and find new ways to get even closer to your partner — while getting down. These snuggly positions are a great place to start.
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Gemini
You should try: getting handsy.

Never underestimate the power of a few fingers, Gem — especially if they have a powerful vibrator attached to them. Allowing your hands to roam will remind you of all the erogenous zones on your partner's body. And continuing to explore them will teach you exactly how they like to be touched.
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Cancer
You should try: focusing on yourself.

You put others first — that's what makes you the nurturer of the Zodiac. But, there are times when you deserve to come first instead, Cancer (no pun intended). Make time this year to get reacquainted with your own pleasure centers, maybe with a powerful new toy or just your hands. If you'd like your partner to join in on the fun, you could give mutual masturbation a try.
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Leo
You should try: worshipping your partner — and vice versa.

You're quick to praise those closest to you, Leo, but you like a little in return, too. This year, brush up on your dirty talk to heap the compliments onto your lover while doing the deed — and don't stress if you feel a little awkward. Even a simple, "That feels so good," will go miles when stroking your partner's ego.
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Virgo
You should try: exploring your boundaries.

Maybe you're ready to swap deepest fantasies with your partner. Or, perhaps you've been thinking about learning more about impact play — and how to do it safely and consensually. Whatever's been sparking your interest, it's time to bring it up with your lover. Gauge their interest, then come up with a steamy plan for exploration.
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Libra
You should try: engaging more senses.

It is not the Libra way to shy away from a little extravagance and this year. The stars will all but urge you to give into your maximalist ways while between the sheets. From flavored lubes to sweet-smelling massage candles to sex-friendly foods, there are all sorts of ways to make your next rendezvous a sensory overload.
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Scorpio
You should try: testing your luck.

You tend to be more of a voyeur than an exhibitionist, but this year will be different, Scorp, all thanks to Jupiter's extended stay in your sign. You're feeling luckier than usual in 2018, so why not take a risk or two? Having sex in public — or even outdoors — fits the bill nicely. Just try to not get arrested, daring Scorp.
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Sagittarius
You should try: taking playful risks.

Knowing Sag's openness and willingness to take risks, you probably loved the PG-rated game Truth Or Dare growing up, so why not give a much more adult version a try? Fielding sexy questions like, "What's your dirtiest fantasy?" is an exciting way for you and your partner to learn more about each other, all while in a low-pressure environment (you can always pass on a question that makes you feel uncomfortable).
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Capricorn
You should try: birthday sex.

Your ruling planet, the disciplinarian and all around tough guy Saturn, moved into your sign just before the sun set up camp there as well. In other words, Cap season this year is one for the books — and we've still got a few weeks of it left. Indulge for once and enjoy some seriously steamy (belated) birthday sex.
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Aquarius
You should try: going long distance.

You love to experiment and you certainly don't check that curiosity at the bedroom door. Even if you aren't technically in a long-distance relationship, heating things up remotely is right up your gadget-loving sign's alley. Whether you slip into a pair of vibrating panties or give Skype sex a try, going hands-free for a night will be a perfect change of pace.
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Pisces
You should try: reading aloud.

Your inner fantasies are already vibrant, dreamy Pisces, but there are always new corners of the imagination to explore — especially if you're ready to delve into the world of erotic fiction. Browse alone or with your partner, but once you find one that's particularly, er, gripping, offer to give them a live reading of your favorite scenes. If anything, you'll come away with plenty of ideas.
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