How You Like It In Bed, According To Your Sign

Illustrated by Louisa Cannell.
When it comes to sex, you may pride yourself on knowing exactly what you want and like. But that doesn't mean there's no space to broaden your horizons and switch things up now and again. Whether you're selecting a sex toy, testing a sex position, or just cuddling, it can't hurt to mix it up — and what's a better source of inspiration than the stars?
Each sign has slightly different likes and dislikes and that absolutely applies to the bedroom. From chatty Geminis to generous Libras, these well-known astrological identities come through in how we express ourselves sexually. And, even if you've never identified with your sign, there's no reason to think something that works for others who share it won't work for you.
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Ahead, discover what the stars have to say about your bedroom game.
If you find that your sun sign's style just isn't you, be sure to read for your Venus and Mars signs, too. The former rules your love life, so it may align with your bedroom persona if you're in a relationship, while the latter rules all things physical (and you can do the math there).
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Aries

You like it: To-the-point. It isn't that you aren't romantic, Aries, you just like to get to the main event as soon as possible. This might be your impatient streak coming through, but we prefer to say it's how you show your passion.

We recommend: Trying these standing sex positions, when you really, really cannot wait.
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Taurus

You like it: Slow and sensual. Never ones to rush, Bulls like to enjoy every touch as it comes — and if you have to take your time to satisfy all your senses, so be it.

We recommend: Adding some tantric sex practices to your bedroom style. Not only will they make your senses the focus of your foreplay (and the main event), they’ll remind you that time should never be an issue.
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Gemini

You like it: Vocal. With communication planet Mercury ruling your sign, nothing gets you going more than a little dirty talk or a sultry sext. And, with your signature gift of gab, Gemini, it goes without saying that you can give as well as you receive.

We recommend: Mixing up your dirty talk with these tips — and considering giving your partner a couple pointers, too, if they're open to it.
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Cancer

You like it: Intimate (read: eye contact, hand-holding, plenty of sweat). Your emotional sign craves closeness in all relationships, so why should it be any different between the sheets? When you get down, you want to feel like you and your lover are the only people in the world.

We recommend: Getting as close to your partner as possible when you're doing the deed. Crank up the heat, put on some sexy tunes, and even light a couple candles for optimal romance.
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Leo

You like it: Exploratory. The expansive sun, your ruler, urges you and your fellow Lionesses to pursue your pleasure wherever it takes you. If it feels good, find more of it — that's the Leo way.

We recommend: Mutual masturbation. This bold form of intimacy breaks down any remaining barriers between you and partner as you explore exactly how to make each other feel good. Besides, when have you ever shied away from asking for exactly what you want?
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Virgo

You like it: Earthy. (Excuse the pun, but your ruling element won't have it any other way.) Sure, you like your space, Virgo, but your ties to Mother Nature give you a prominent primal side, making you surprisingly playful in bed. If there's a new position that will bring you and your partner closer, you're ready and willing to try it.

We recommend: Cracking open the Kama Sutra for sex position inspiration (if you haven't already). Your intellectual sign will take naturally to this kind of research.
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Libra

You like it: Balanced. Anything your partner gets, you deserve, too. This approach may make you seem demanding, but, on the flip side, it makes you an incredibly generous lover.

We recommend: Picking up a toy that matches your everyday flair for the finer things. Whether it's a subtly gorgeous vibe or a flat-out sexual status symbol, your slightly showy sign will love flaunting it.
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Scorpio

You like it: Passionate. You may not care to admit it, but you're a sucker for steamy, cinematic-style sex. In other words, you crave immediacy, magnetism, and a little bit of danger in a partner.

We recommend: Exploring these lesser-known porn sites — then reenacting your favorite scenes.
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Sagittarius

You like it: Adventurous. Your sign is always up for trying something new, in and out of the bedroom. As any Archer knows, variety is the spice of life.

We recommend: Finding a trail you haven't yet blazed, whether that's outdoor or messy sex.
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Capricorn

You like it: A little rough. You spend all day in the driver's seat, Cap, so when the time comes to heat things up, you're more than happy to hand over the reins.

We recommend: Adding a pair of handcuffs or a flogger to your sex toy drawer — but not before educating yourself about impact play.
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Aquarius

You like it: Innovative. You were the first in your social circle to get an app-enabled vibrator and you've more than likely dabbled in VR sex. If there's anyone who can make sex feel like a brand-new experience, it's an inventive Aquarian.

We recommend: Hacking sex the old-fashioned way with these tips on how to last longer in bed — no gadgetry required.
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Pisces

You like it: Fanciful. Whoever said sexual fantasies had no place in reality never met a Pisces. Sure, you don't pull out all the stops every time you have sex, but you're at your best when you can transport your lover to a whole new realm.

We recommend: Stepping up your role-playing or finding smaller, subtler ways to make sex other-worldly — did someone say massage candles?
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